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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 3, 2001
"Without humility there can be no humanity." - Sir John Buchan
Source: Awesome Quotes, http://www.coolnewsletters.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
An old man, selling books and Bibles, slumped down in the seat of his buggy as he rode along through the rain and the sticky mud of the Texas black land country.
Taking advantage of the dark and gloomy day, the devil whispered to the aged saint, "Look at all the black and ugly sins of your yesterdays. Think of all the broken resolutions, the failures, and the foolish things you've done. You might as well give up. You can never make heaven."
The old man sat bolt upright. Half aloud he said, "Devil, be gone! Go talk to Jesus Christ about me. He is my representative. I've turned my life completely over to Him." The devil left, and the old saint rode triumphantly on through the rain.
By Arthur E. Lickey
Source: These Times, Copyright (c) May 1974, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
At 3 AM one winter morning a missionary CANDIDATE rang the bell at the examiner's home. He was ushered into the study where he waited 'till 9 AM for an interview. The examiner, an elderly pastor, asked him a few simple questions such as, "Spell Farmer" and "What are three plus three?" To the candidate's answers the pastor responded, "That's excellent. I believe you have passed. I'll be recommending you to the board tomorrow."
At the board meeting, the pastor began, "He has all the qualifications of a good missionary. First, I tested him on SELF-DENIAL. I told him to be at my house at three o'clock in the morning. He left a warm house and bed to come out into the cold without a word of complaint.
Second, he was PROMPT. He was there on time. Third, I examined him on PATIENCE. I made him wait six hours to see me after telling him to come at three.
Fourth, I tried his TEMPER. He didn't show the slightest sign of irritation. And fifth, I tested his HUMILITY. I asked him questions a six-year old could answer, and he showed me no indignation. So I believe this lad meets the requirements for missionary service. He just the sort of person we want and need.
Source: Prayer Works!
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A young man is an avid listener to the city's police frequency, and he leaves the scanner on all the time. One morning while making his heard the dispatcher say, "Car 34, there is a five-foot boa constrictor in a front yard. The resident wants a policeman to come and remove it."
There was a long pause, then some static. Slowly, a voice said, "We can't get the car started.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies
EZ Web Page Reading
Have you ever been to a web page that had dark text on a dark background? It happens. Sometimes a background doesn't load right and sometimes it just bad design, plain and simple. Either way, it's hard to read.
Well, next time that happens to you, hit CTRL-A.
All the text on the website will be selected (highlighted). The selection color is normally blue with white text. Much easier to read then, say, a dark red on a black background.
Source: Computer Tips, http://www.coolnewsletters.com