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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 11, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed. - By Ann Landers, U.S. syndicated columnist

Source: Bits & Pieces, July 20, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org


The Street Bum

One night at a small church in Atlanta, Georgia, a man shared how he had become a Christian while in Sydney, Australia. "I was at the street corner in Kings Cross," the man began, "when I felt a tug on my sleeve. Turning, I found myself face to face with a street bum. Before I could say anything, the man simply asked me, Mister, if you were to die tonight, where would you spend eternity?' That question troubled me over the next three weeks," the man continued. "I had to find an answer, and I ended up giving my life to Christ."

The pastor of the Atlanta church was amazed that a man on a street corner could have such an impact. But imagine his amazement when, three years later, another man came to his church and gave an almost identical testimony. He, too, had been at Kings Cross in Sydney when a derelict had pulled on his sleeve and then asked him, "If you were to die tonight, where would you spend eternity?" This second man, also haunted by the street bum's question, eventually sought and found an answer in Jesus.

Shortly after hearing the second testimony, the pastor of that small church in Atlanta had to be in Sydney for a missions conference. On one of his nights off, he went to Kings Cross to see if he could find the man who had been mentioned at his church by two different people. Pausing on a street corner to look for someone like the street bum he'd heard about, he felt a tug at his jacket. He turned, and before the poor old man could say anything, the pastor blurted out, "I know what you're going to ask me! You're going to ask me if I were to die tonight, where would I spend eternity?"

The man was stunned. "How did you know that?" he inquired.

The pastor told him the whole story. When he finished, the man started to cry. "Mister," he said, "10 years ago I gave my life to Jesus, and I wanted to do something for him. But a man like me can't do much of anything. So I decided I would just hang out on this corner and ask people that simple question. I've been doing that for years, mister, but tonight is the first time I ever knew it did anybody any good."

Edited from Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

This is an announcement from one of our WITandWISDOM(tm) readers, Craig Carr, who is anticipating something special. Because of it's ingenuity I thought you would enjoy reading it. - Richard :o)

From Michigan:

Watch out Mo-Town, Michigan, in March of 2001, a new Carr will be introduced to the world. Constructed of the finest materials available and promises to be as shockingly perfect as its 1999 predecessor.

Already its small but efficient MULTI-VALVE ENGINE is REVVING in its "GARAGE," anticipating its release.

Upon introduction, the new Carr's most prominent feature will be its HORN, which will be the first of its STANDARD ACCESSORIES to make itself known. From its earliest stages it will prove to be a HIGH INPUT, and HIGH OUTPUT device. The BODY STYLE will be sleek, flexible, and quite attractive to the touch; simple, practical, yet stylish.

Though its EXTERIOR will be brand new, it will require much WASHING and BUFFING to keep clean. In further advanced stages, it will be seen moving aptly about in FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE, and then later progressing to TWO-WHEEL DRIVE.

Coming from a CHOICE LINE of quality Carrs, this MODEL will certainly prove to be an original, coming directly from the Divine Manufacturer.

Every current CAR OWNER can appreciate the joy that is experienced with a BRAND NEW CAR ahhh that new Carr SMELL!

And so it is a great privilege for the Carr family to announce to you that CARISA IS GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY our 2nd new Carr!

The new 2001 Carr is coming to a Michigan showroom in late March (eat your heart out Detroit!) We'll probably wait to see exactly what model it is in order to give him or her an appropriate name. Rest assured, Rusty, Parker, I-own-a, and RiDonna are not under consideration!

And so we are delighted to have a Carr in PRODUCTION and pray that THE MASTER BUILDER and MECHANIC will watch over it through delivery date and beyond.

With much love and anticipation,
The 3 C's (Craig, Carisa, and Cassie) Carr

Submitted by Craig Carr via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A jury commissioner received a reply in response to a jury summons. It said: I would be most happy to serve, but first you will have to make arrangements for my release from jail.

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

IBM says it's built the world's fastest computer -- a 12 trillion-calculation-per-second machine the size of two basketball courts.

The computer, known as ASCI White, is designed to simulate nuclear testing in 3D for the Energy Department so that the safety and reliability of the nuclear stockpile can be ensured, without actually setting them off. The computer will be carried to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California in 28 tractor-trailers and be installed by the end of the year.

It is just the first of a series of supercomputers being developed for the DOE.

Copyright 2000 by United Press International, All rights reserved.

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