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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 20, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot, (missionary martyr)

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org


During World War I, a German soldier plunged into an out-of-the- way shell hole. There he found a wounded enemy. The fallen soldier was soaked with blood and only minutes from death. Touched by the plight of the man, the German soldier offered him water. Through this small kindness a bond was developed. The dying man pointed to his shirt pocket: the German soldier took from it a wallet and removed some family pictures. He held them so the wounded man could gaze at his loved ones one final time. With bullets raging over them and war all around them, these two enemies were, but for a few moments, friends.

What happened in that shell hole? Did all evil cease? Were all wrongs made right? No. What happened was simply this: Two enemies saw each other as humans in need of help. This is forgiveness. Forgiveness begins by rising above the war, looking beyond the uniform, and choosing to see the other, not as a foe or even as a friend, but simply as a fellow fighter longing to make it home safely.

By Max Lucado in "In the Grip of Grace," Copyright (c) 1996, page 157 via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Bathroom Door is Closed.

Please do not stand here and talk, whine, or ask questions. Wait until I get out.

Yes, it is locked. I want it that way. It is not broken, I am not trapped. I know I have left it unlocked, and even open at times, since you were born, because I was afraid some horrible tragedy might occur while I was in here, but it's been 10 years and I want some PRIVACY.

Do not ask me how long I will be. I will come out when I am done.

Do not bring the phone to the bathroom door.

Do not go running back to the phone yelling, "She's in the BATHROOM!"

Do not begin to fight as soon as I go in.

Do not stick your little fingers under the door and wiggle them. This was funny when you were two, but not now.

Do not slide pennies, Legos, or notes under the door. Even when you were two this got a little tiresome.

If you have followed me down the hall talking, and are still talking as you face this closed door, please turn around, walk away, and wait for me in another room. I will be glad to listen to you when I am done.

And yes, I still love you.


Source: Bill's Punch Line, bills-punch-line-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A visitor to Texas once asked, "Does it ever rain out here?" A rancher quickly answered "Yes, it does. Do you remember that part in the Bible where it rained for 40 days and 40 nights?"

The visitor replied, "Yes, I'm familiar with Noah's flood."

"Well," the rancher puffed up, "we got about two and a half inches of that."

Source: Bill's Punch Line, bills-punch-line-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Long after the athletes pack up and leave Australia -- the Summer Olympic Games just a memory -- the real race for the gold begins.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Kellogg's has signed six of the highest-profile U.S. Olympians to grace its cereal boxes -- leaving Wheaties and General Mills at the starting gate.

Wheaties has had Olympic champions on its boxes since the 1930s
appearances of Johnny Weissmuller and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Kellogg's -- the official cereal supplier for the Sydney games as well as the 2002 games at Salt Lake City and the 2004 winter games in Athens -- signed sprinters Marion Jones and Maurice Greene, diver Mark Ruiz, swimmers Jenny Thompson and Lenny Krayzelburg and gymnast Amy Chow before they even made the U.S. team.

Kellogg's Crispix already sports Thompson, who won a gold medal Saturday, and Krayzelburg, who won a gold medal Monday night. Jones and Green appear on Frosted Flakes.

The Battle Creek, Mich., cereal maker has scheduled an Oct. 1 news conference to name more Olympians for its cereal boxes.

Copyright 2000 by United Press International. All rights reserved.

Source: ArcaMax Humorous News, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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