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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 26, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

He had white hair and a white beard separated by smiling blue eyes that looked as though they had seen it all and decided that it was okay anyway. - Michael Caine

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawList- subscribe@yahoogroups.com


In "Today in the Word" it is reported that, "Dr. Howard Hendricks of Dallas Theological Seminary says he can remember only two of his childhood school teachers; his fifth and sixth grade teachers. He had a reputation for causing trouble in the classroom. His fifth grade teacher dealt with him by tying him to his seat and wrapping mucilage paper over his mouth.

"Finally, Dr. Hendricks reports, he was promoted to the sixth grade. His teacher was 6'4" tall, 'a feminine version of Sherlock Holmes.' As he walked into her class she said, 'Oh, you're Howard Hendricks. I've heard a lot about you.' But then she added, 'But I don't believe a word of it!'

"She convinced him that she had confidence in him, and Dr. Hendricks recalls that he knocked himself out to please her."

Every child and every adult -- including the elderly need lots of positive affirmation and encouragement. Everyone needs someone to believe in and love him/her ... without which we can shrivel up and die inside.

As today's Scripture verse encourages us to do -- let's each be sure to encourage someone today.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please use me today to be an encourager to my family, my friends, and another fellow-struggler. Gratefully in Jesus' name. Amen."

Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Ever tried to trace your family tree?
Even if you aren't into genealogy, these are fun.
Part 1 of 2 [Mar 26, 30]

Can a first cousin, once removed, return?

Cemetery: (n) A marble orchard not to be taken for granite.

Crazy.... is a relative term in MY family.

Genealogy: It's all relative in the end anyway.

Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to better people.

I trace my family history so I will know who to blame.

It's hard to be humble with ancestors like mine!

Life takes it's toll. Have exact change ready!

Searching for lost relatives? Win the Lottery!

That's strange; half my ancestors are WOMEN!

Do I even WANT ancestors?

Some I found I wish I could lose.

Source: Bill's Punch Line, bills-punch-line- subscribe@egroups.com


The future father-in-law asked, "Young man, can you support a family?"

The surprised groom-to-be replied, "Well, no. I was just planning to support your daughter. The rest of you will have to fend for yourselves."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, mailto:kittysubs@katscratch.com?subject=Sub_KDM

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Lovington, New Mexico (AP):

A Loomis Fargo armored truck crashed the night of Feb. 6, 2001. Authorities picked up all the bills, but Loomis Fargo knew they hadn't found all the coins, so the company offered local schools a deal: Pick up whatever you can find, and we'll split it with you.

Eight or nine sixth- and seventh-graders, who had been working to raise money for a six-day Washington trip, answered the call.

The students spent a day collecting coins. "A lot of it was down on your hands and knees in the dirt," said Bromley, whose 13-year-old daughter, Alyssa, will go on the trip. "It was a neat experience for the kids. How many times do you get to pick up change from a wrecked armored truck?" They will receive $1,855 as their share of the money.

Source: WhiteBoard News for Friday, March 9, 2001, www.joeha.com/whiteboard

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