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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 11, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"We should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend." - John Henry Newman

Source: Awesome Quotes, http://www.coolnewsletters.com


A new convert in one of Mr. Moody's meetings came to him, saying, "Mr. Moody, it has been wonderful to be here. If only could know how to keep this blessed nearness to my Master that I feel just now, I would be the happiest person in the world."

Mr. Moody looked at her and said: "Sister, I will tell you how to do it: Spend fifteen minutes every day talking to God in prayer, fifteen minutes every day letting God talk to you through His Word, and fifteen minutes a day talking about God to someone else. If you do this, you will feel the same blessed nearness every day of your life."

By John L. Shuler

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) June 28, 1938, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Refrain means don't do it. A refrain in music is the part you better not try to sing.

J. S. Bach died from 1750 to the present.

Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was rather large.

Beethoven wrote music even through he was deaf. He was so deaf that he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling him. I guess he could not hear so good. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died of this.

Henry Purcell is a well-known composer few people have heard of.

Aaron Copeland is one of our famous contemporary composers. It is unusual to be contemporary. Most composers don't live until they are dead.

An opera is a song of bigly size.

In the last scene of Pagliacci, Canio stabs Nedda who is the one he really loves. Pretty soon Silvio gets stabbed also and they live happily ever after.

Agnus Dei was a woman composer famous for her church music.

Caruso was first an Italian. Then someone heard his voice and said he would go a long way. So he went to America.

Most authorities agree that music of antiquity was written a long time ago.


Walking through the hallways at the middle school where I work, I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside his classroom with his forehead against a locker. I heard him mutter, "How did you get yourself into this?"

Knowing that he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer moral support. "Are you okay?" I asked. "Can I help?"

He lifted his head and replied, "I'll be fine as soon as I get this kid out of his locker."

Source: Bill's Punch Line, http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


With a stroke of his pen President Bush has given Americans their greatest tax relief in 20 years. The 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut legislation is a huge step in the right direction.

The Heritage Foundation has updated their Tax Calculator allowing you to simulate some key elements of the new law. The Calculator shows the savings to taxpayers of the first year (2001) and fully phased in cuts in marginal rates, reform of the marriage penalty, the doubling of the child tax credit to $1,000, and the deductibility of charitable contributions by taxpayers who use the standard deduction for tax year 2000. By entering in your income and a few other bits of information, you can quickly get an idea of how much money this new tax law will save you. http://www.heritage.org/taxcalculator

Submitted by Asa Sparks

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