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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 16, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. - Marcus Washling

Source: Inspire, Copyright (c) 2000 Information Advantage Corporation, www.infoadvn.com/inspire/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org


When I say...I am a Christian
I'm not shouting "I am saved"
I'm whispering "I get lost"
that is why I chose this way.

When I say...I am a Christian
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need someone to be my guide.

When I say...I am a Christian
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I am weak
and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say...I am a Christian
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say...I am a Christian
I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are too visible
but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say...I am a Christian
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
which is why I seek HIS name.

When I say...I am a Christian
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority
I only know I am loved.

Submitted by: Donna Eick via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

In the hospital waiting room shortly before the birth of our second child, we met a young couple also waiting for the wife to deliver. My husband commented that we ladies looked so much alike she could be my twin.

Soon she and I both went into the delivery room. My baby girl was born first, and I was covered up almost completely as they took me down the hall to await a room. Still a bit groggy, I barely noticed when the husband of the other lady greeted me and said, "Congratulations, dear, for having a daughter!" A friend with him also congratulated me.

After a minute he came over to my bed again. "That labor took it out of you; you look different." "Must have been the air conditioning in the delivery room," I mumbled sleepily. "Oh, I am just so happy you had a baby girl!" he happily repeated as he bent down to kiss me on the lips.

All at once, in my foggy state, it dawned on me. "Sir, I believe you have me confused with your wife. She is still in the delivery room!" He was horribly embarrassed, especially when the attending nurses told his wife about it!

By Lidia V. DeGornez, Panama

From: "Seasoned with Laughter, A Tossed Salad of Tales about Parsonage Pandemonium and Ministerial Mayhem." by Sharon M. Cress, Copyright (c) 1999. This book was provided courtesy of the publisher and is available for $6.95 at http://www.ministerialassociation.com/resources/books/laugh.html


There was a woman who spent some months serving as a missionary in South Africa. On her final visit to a remote township she attended a medical clinic. As the Zulu women there began to sing together, she found herself deeply moved by their hauntingly beautiful harmonies. She wanted to always remember this moment and try to share it with friends when she arrived home. With tears flowing down her cheeks, she turned to her friend and asked, "Can you please tell me the translation of the words to this song?"

Her friend looked at her and solemnly replied . . . "If you boil the water, you won't get dysentery."

Source: Monday Fodder dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Computers, then and almost now . . .

Computer monitor
1994 14-in. VGA $327
1999 17-in. XVGA $220

1994 Intel 486DX-33 $202
1999 AMD K6-2 400 $130

1994 4 MB $327
1999 128 MB $120

Floppy Drive
1994 $54
1999 $20

Hard Disk
1994 200 MB $436
1999 13 GB $140

CD-ROM Drive
1994 1x $381
1999 40x $70

1994 $33
1999 $15

1994 $44
1999 $20

1994 14.4k $272
1999 56k $60

Video Card
1994 1 MB $191
1999 16 MB graphics $99

Sound card
1994 SB-Pro $218
1999 32-bit PCI $40

Case, power supply
1994 $93
1999 $50

1994 24-pin dot matrix $354
1999 Color inkjet $200

Total System
1994 $2,932
1999 $1,184

Source: Consumer Reports, Copyright (c), May 2000 via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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