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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 27, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Whatever you are filled with, spills over when you are bumped." - An old Indian proverb

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Many years ago in one of the Southern states, a woman from the city and her country cousin were traveling in a horse-drawn carriage through a dense forest when darkness overtook them. There was no moon, only a bit of starlight. Soon it was impossible to see the road. The city dweller became a bit frightened when she thought they had lost their way, but her country cousin seemed unconcerned. She stopped the horse, stepped to the ground, walked around a bit, and came back, saying she had found the road. She got back into the carriage, and they continued on their way.

As they went along, the city dweller noticed by the dim starlight that her companion, instead of looking down at the ground, was looking up. "Why," she asked, "are you looking up when the road is below us?"

"Because," her friend explained, "that is the only way I can tell where the road is. The trees have been cleared to make way for the road. On a night like this it is impossible to see the road, but by looking up I can tell where the road is by the stars in the open sky."

This is the way it is on the road of life. As we travel along, there are times when trials and perplexities close in around us as black and impenetrable as the darkness in a dense forest on a moonless night. At such times many lose their way - but this need not happen! When the "downlook," and even the outlook, are dark and forbidding, never forget that the uplook is bright.

Take comfort in the fact that "the darkness and the light are both alike" to God (Ps. 159:12). He can see when we can't see a thing. Even when the sun is shining and everything seems bright and clear, it is always wise to look to heaven, where God rules, for no road is safe unless He is guiding.

By Donald & Vesta Mansell in "Sure as the Dawn," copyright (c) 1993 via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


I'm creative, You can't expect me to be neat too!

I clean house every other day.... Today is the other day!

If you write in the dust, please don't date it!

Kitchen closed this chick has had it!

I would cook dinner but I can't find the can opener!

Ring Bell for Maid Service . . .

My house was clean last week, too bad you missed it!

I came, I saw, I decided to order take out.

If you don't like my standards of cooking...lower your standards.

Apology . . . Although you'll find our house a mess, Come in, sit down, converse. It doesn't always look like this: Some days it's even worse.

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A young Naval student was being put through the paces by an old sea-captain.

"What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard?"

"Throw out an anchor, sir."

"What would you do if another storm sprang up aft?"

"Throw out another anchor, sir."

"And if another terrific storm sprang up forward, what would you do?"

"Throw out another anchor."

"Hold on," said the Captain, "where are you getting all your anchors from?"

"From the same place you're getting your storms, sir . . . ."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Is there any significance to radio station call letters?

If I were to start a trivia station I would try to get appropriate call letters, such as WHAT. Companies that are known for a particular product or service often secure relevant letters. The company that owned the MGM movie studio, for example, used to own station WMGM. Yet no matter who owns a station, they can't choose the first of its call letters. In the US, for instance, it's always W or K.

These were assigned by an international convention in 1912. French stations were to begin with "F," Canadian stations with "C.," and so on. The U.S. was issued A, N, W, and K. "A" was for Army and "N" for Navy, each of which had their own stations. But why "W" and "K" for other stations? If there's a logic to that, we can't find it. Eventually, all stations east of the Mississippi were assigned W, and west of it, K. So if you're in the U.S. and you get lost, you can at least tell which side of the river you're on by turning on the radio.


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