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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 1, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success." - David O. McKay

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By Cheri Thomas

"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again" - Proverbs 24:16

If you make a New Year's Resolution chances are the resolution will fall by the wayside in a few weeks. We tend to have the attitude that once we fail at our "resolution" it's all over. One strike, then you're out.

One problem is our definition for resolution. The root word for "resolution" is not resolute (firmly determined in purpose or staunch) but rather the definition is to resolve (the act or process of resolving, or solving by breaking up into small parts to analyze).

I'm not saying never make resolutions, they can be a good thing. Just make them wisely, understanding that your goal is a life change attitude that comes from inside; not seeing how long you can carry out a new activity.

Spend some time in quiet meditation and ask yourself if you are satisfied with where you are in the Lord. Are you comfortable with how often you pray or read The Word? I hope not. I believe every one of us has room to improve and deepen our relationship with our Lord and Savior. The day we quit growing is the day we start dying. The Lord is always ready to show us something new and fresh.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4

Submitted by: Cheri Thomas

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


It's important to have roots.

In today's complex world, it pays to branch out.

Don't pine away over old flames.

If you really believe in something, don't be afraid to go out on a limb.

Be flexible so you don't break when a harsh wind blows.

Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order to grow.

If you want to maintain accurate records, keep a log.

To be politically correct, don't wear firs.

Grow where you're planted.

It's perfectly okay to be a late bloomer.

Avoid people who would like to cut you down.

Get all spruced up when you have a hot date.

If the party gets boring, just leaf.

You can't hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life.

It's more important to be honest than poplar.

Submitted by Danny Gleeson


My wife was off on a dinner cruise with the ladies of the church, and I had the kids. We ate at Red Lobster and then proceeded the walk around the mall. On the way to the mall we began to talk about heaven. My daughter asked, "What kind of place is heaven?" I said, "It is a wonderful place where nothing bad exists." She then said, "No bad kids?" I said "Right, princes, no bad kids." Then my three-year-old son spoke right up and said, "No Adrian?" (Adrian is a little girl who bites him at least 3 times a week!) I could not control myself in laughter!

By Pastor Jack Henry, Calhoun Georgia (c) Copyright 2001

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have pioneered a genetically modified "super potato'' that glows when it needs water, the head of the project said on Monday.

Researchers at Edinburgh University injected potato plants with a fluorescence gene borrowed from the luminous jellyfish aequorea victoria, which causes their leaves to glow green when dehydrated.

"This is an agriculture of the future,'' Professor Anthony Trewavas told Reuters. "We were trying to design a way of monitoring the resources within a field and decided it was the plant itself which has that information.''

The potatoes are not intended to be eaten but would act as ''sentinels,'' planted beside the commercial crop to alert a farmer that the rest of his field needed watering.

The glow is barely visible to the naked eye but can be detected using a small hand-held device. Field trials are due to start next year though Trewavas predicted it could take some 20 years before the plants are commonly used.

The technology could be extended to other fruit and vegetables, he added.


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Submitted by Asa Sparks

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