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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 20, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. - Bern Williams


The 23rd Psalm - What is David actually saying?
Author Unknown

The Lord is my Shepherd - THAT'S RELATIONSHIP!

I shall not want - THAT'S SUPPLY!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures - THAT'S REST!

He leadeth me beside still waters - THAT'S REFRESHMENT!

He restoreth my soul -THAT'S HEALING!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness -THAT'S GUIDANCE!

For His name sake -THAT'S PURPOSE!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death -THAT'S TESTING!

I will fear no evil - THAT'S PROTECTION!

For thou art with me - THAT'S FAITHFULNESS!

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me - THAT'S DISCIPLINE!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies -THAT'S HOPE!

Thou anointest my head with oil -THAT'S CONSECRATION!

My cup runneth over - THAT'S ABUNDANCE!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life - THAT'S BLESSING!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord - THAT'S SECURITY!


Submitted by Sharon Hamel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Some actors' real names and why they changed them...
Part 1 of 2 [Aug 20, 30]

Red Buttons began life as Aaron Chwatt. The idea for his new identity came from his red hair and the 48 buttons on his bellboy uniform.

Michael Caine was born Maurice Micklewhite and took his stage name from an ad for the film The Caine Mutiny.

Gary Cooper started out as Frank Cooper but was persuaded to change his name to that of his agent's home town of Gary, Indiana.

Michael Crawford was known as Michael Dumble-Smith until he took his stage name from a passing Crawford's Biscuits delivery truck.

Bette Davis was plain Ruth Davis until she decided to name herself after Balzac's Cousin Bette.

Doris Day scrapped Doris von Kapellof on the advice of bandleader Barney Rapp, for whom she had sung "Day After Day."

Nicolas Cage started life as Nicholas Coppola but changed it to distance himself from his uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola. He chose Cage from the comic book character Luke Cage, Power Man.

Judy Garland wisely abandoned Frances Gumm in favor of something more romantic. She borrowed her first name from the Hoagy Carmichael song "Judy" and took her surname from Chicago theater critic Robert Garland. The necessity to change her name had been brought about by an early billing which called the 11-year-old "Frances Glumm."

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com


Some time ago our afternoon youth program was focusing on the importance of prayer. Sitting next to me was Luis, a young boy from the Adventurer Club of our church. The presenter asked us to find a person to pray with and to pray especially for the girls of the church (for God to guide and protect them).

I asked Luis if he wanted to pray with me, and he said yes. He wanted to know what we were praying for, and I explained that we were praying for the girls of the church. He had a puzzled look on his face. Just before I started praying, he whispered in my ear: "Are we praying for the girls of the church so that they could be our girlfriends?"

By Pastor Moises Guerrero, Oakland, California

From: Adventist Review, Copyright (c) October 2000

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The celebrated pianist Arthur Rubinstein often wondered if he gave a concert in disguise what kind of critical reception he would get. Eventually, he tried a concert under an assumed name and a beard. Critics' verdict: The bearded wonder wasn't in a class with the great Rubinstein. - John McCarthy in Bits & Pieces, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com

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

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