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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 11, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"In being loved I am filled full. In loving I am fulfilled." - Melba Colgrove

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


In the latter half of the sixteenth century, during what was known as "the killing time" in Scotland, John Welsh (or Welsche), a Covenantor preacher and son-in-law of Scottish reformer John Knox, was pursued mercilessly by those who wished to take his life. For a long time he managed to elude his pursuers, but finally there seemed to be no safe place to go. He prayed, and believed God gave him a plan to outwit his enemies.

That night Welsh knocked at the door of a man who was well known for his bitter opposition to the so-called field preachers, a man who was seeking to arrest Welsh but who had never met him. Unrecognized by the householder, Welsh was received with kindness. During the evening the conversation turned to the hated Welsh. His host complained bitterly that he had not been able to apprehend this man whom he considered a rebel and an agent of Satan.

"I have been commissioned," said Welsh, "to apprehend these people. I know where Welsh is going to preach tomorrow. If you like, I will put him in your hands."

"Nothing could please me better," said his host.

The next day Welsh and his host walked to the place where the Covenantors had agreed to meet. Welsh invited his host to sit in the only chair available - one Welsh had especially provided for him. Then he began to preach about God's love for sinners. He spoke with such persuasive power and pathos that his enemy's heart was melted.

At the close of the meeting Welsh said, "Sir, I am Welsh. Take and arrest me, and do whatever you wish."

His former enemy, now his friend and convert, declined!

By Donald E. and Vesta W. Mansell, "Sure As The Dawn" Copyright (c) 1993

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

In her memoirs, Barbara Bush described one of those moments that inevitably occur. Along with her husband, then the Vice President, Mrs. Bush was lunching with Emperor Hirohito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace.

Sitting next to the Emperor, Mrs. Bush found the conversation an uphill task. To all her efforts at verbal engagement, the Emperor would smile and say "Yes" or "No," with an occasional "Thank You" tossed in for good measure.

Looking around her elegant surroundings, she complimented Hirohito on his official residence.

"Thank you," he said.

"Is it new?" pressed Mrs. Bush.


"Was the old palace just so old that it was falling down?" asked Mrs. Bush.

In his most charming, yet regal, matter, Hirohito replied, "No, I'm afraid that you bombed it."

Mrs. Bush turned to her other lunch partner.

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


"I think the pilot on my last trip was pretty new to his job. I base that on his pre-flight announcement, 'We're going to be taking off in a few . . . Whoa, here we go!'" - Author Unknown

Source: Clean Laffs www.shagmail.com/sub/sub- jokes.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why can't we hear what goes on inside our body?

The human body is a virtual symphony of gurgles and whooshes as we eat, breathe and do everything in between. But despite humans' sensitive ears, we hear little beyond the embarrassing growl of an empty stomach.

The main reason is that nature has equipped us with ears that detect high pitched sounds, like voices, rather than lower pitched sounds like blood rushing through arteries. Sounds are further muted by the fact that sensitive areas around the ear have no blood vessels. Because the sound of your own pulse would be deafening, those areas are bathed with dissolved nutrients instead of receiving blood. And it's a good thing - the sounds of your body could definitely keep you awake at night.

From: THE COMPASS IN YOUR NOSE by Marc McCutcheon

Source: The Daily Trivia, trivia- subscribe@lists.efront.com

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