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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 14, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience." - Elbert Hubbard

Source: http://www.seniorcenter.net/netlearnernews/archives01/Srs01_211.htm l


A little girl who suffered greatly during thunderstorms was told by her mother to pray when she was alarmed.

One day at the close of a fearful storm she came to her mother with the information that praying during the danger brought her no relief.

"Then," said her mother, "try praying when the sun shines, and see if that will take away the fear."

The child did so, and when another storm was raging she said sweetly:--

"Pray when the sun shines is the best way, for I am not the least bit afraid now."

What a lesson we who are older might learn from this incident! How often do we stay away from our Master until the storms of life drive us to Him for shelter and protection!

If we could only give our best, our brightest days to his service, we would have no cause to tremble when the dark hours come on. How very much we miss by not having Jesus to go with us through all our earthly pilgrimage!

From the Lutheran Observer

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) August 29, 1892, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. He died before he ever reached Canada.

Solomom had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines.

Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out: "Tee hee, Brutus."

Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was cannonized by Bernard Shaw.

It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood.

The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter.

Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Complimental Congress. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin declared, "A horse divided against itself cannot stand." Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

Johann Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel.

The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the Organ of the Species. Madman Curie discovered radio. And Karl Marx became one of the Marx Brothers.

Submitted by John L. Hoh, Jr., http://www.geocities.com/brandedhand/


A group of bats, hanging at the ceiling of a cave discovers a single bat STANDING upright underneath on the floor of the cave. Surprised by this unusual behavior, they ask this fellow: "What in the world are you doing down there?" And the fellow bat shouts back: "Yoga!"

Submitted by Tej from India

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Benjamin Franklin came to a personal conclusion that the lighting of streets would not only add gentility to his city, but also make it safer. In seeking to interest the people of his native Philadelphia in street lighting, however, he didn't try to persuade them by talking about it. Instead, he hung a beautiful lantern on a long bracket outside his own front door. Then he kept the glass brightly polished, and diligently lit the wick every evening just before dusk.

People wandering down the dark street saw Franklin's light a long way off. They found its glow not only friendly and beautiful, but helpful as well. Before long, other neighbors began placing similar lights in front of their own homes. Soon, the entire city was dotted with lights and everyone awoke to the value of street lighting. The matter was taken up with interest and enthusiasm as a citywide, city-sponsored endeavor.

From: "God's Little Lessons of Life for Mom," Honor Books of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1999. P. 87, ISBN: 1562926098, http://isbn.nu/1562926098

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2001 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com

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