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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 13, 2002
"The most important question to ask on the job is not 'What am I getting?' The most important question to ask on the job is 'What am I becoming?'" - Jim Rohn
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://MailRoom.DailyInbox.Com/
Subjects: Occupations, Work
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One summer my father hired someone to move our mobile home from Yuba City, California, to Moses Lake, Washington. My father and teenage brother returned to California to continue working. After they earned more money, they planned to move north and bring the rest of our belongings to where we could all live together.
While Mother unpacked and organized our trailer into a home, my sister and I enjoyed playing outdoors. Throughout the summer we lived in Moses Lake without Dad and our brother. We looked forward to the day when the whole family could be reunited.
After two months Dad called Mother one morning and said, "Looks like we're not going to be able to come up just yet."
"How come?" Mother asked. "What's happened?"
"I lost my money," he said. "I can't understand what happened. I had all this money saved, I put it somewhere, and I can't remember where I put it."
"That's terrible!" exclaimed Mother. "Think hard; maybe you'll remember where you hid it."
Dad replied, "I've thought and thought. I just can't remember. Now I'll have to keep working a while longer and save more money before we can come home."
After the phone call Mother turned to us and said, "I have bad news, girls. Dad isn't coming home just yet."
"Why?" I asked.
"Because he misplaced his money and can't remember where he put it. I think we should pray," she stated with determination. The three of us knelt and asked God, "Please help Dad remember where he put that money so he won't have to work any longer before he can come home."
All day at school I kept thinking about my father and his lost money. That night before I climbed into bed, I prayed, "Please, dear Jesus, help Dad remember where he put that money." Dad and I were closely bonded, and I missed him a great deal. I longed for his company, and now it could possibly take another two or three months before he and my brother could join us. Even after I crawled under the covers, I kept thinking about Dad. I continued asking the Lord to help my father find the money so he could come home soon.
Finally I fell asleep. That night I dreamed I saw my father take his money, roll it up, and stuff it into an old shoe. In my dream I saw him walk around the house with the old shoe in his hand looking for somewhere to hide it. I saw him carry the shoe into his bedroom and throw it under the bed.
The next morning I woke up giggling. I bounced out of bed and raced to the kitchen. "Mother, I had a silly dream last night," I exclaimed. "I saw Dad put that money in one of his old shoes and throw it under his bed." Both my mother and my sister joined me in laughing at my dream.
The school year had just begun, so mother hurried us out the door saying, "You'd best run off to school, or you'll be late."
Arriving home after school, we saw Mother standing in the doorway waiting for us. Usually we'd burst through the door calling to her - eager to tell her about our day at school. We raced toward her, thinking something was wrong.
Worried, I asked, "What's up?"
"You'd best come in and sit down," she announced. "I've got something to tell you." The first thing that came to my mind was: Something's happened to Dad!
We sat down; Mother had our full attention. Tears moistened her eyes as she spoke. "Barbara, remember the dream you had last night? As silly as it seemed, I decided that since we'd prayed about the lost money, I should call Dad and tell him your dream. Maybe the Lord gave you that dream to help him find his money. When I called Dad and told him your dream, he immediately remembered what he'd done. He thought that if anyone broke into the house, they'd never look in an old shoe for money."
Because of my dream, my father and brother came home within a week. Once again we became a happy, united family.
I've often wondered why the Lord gave me that dream. Was it because I had continued to pray late into the night that Dad would find his money?
After that, God became very real to me - a little 10-year-old fourth-grade girl. That experience built in me a strong faith in God's love, care, and guidance that has sustained me through many of life's trials.
By Barbara Dunston-LaRose
as told to Nathalie Ladner-Bischoff
Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) April 25, 2002, http://www.adventistreview.org/
Submitted by Nancy Simpson
Subjects: Dreams, Prayer, Money
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THE MUST READ BOOK LIST:
Part 2 of 5 [Jun 3, 13, 24 Jul 5, 15]
My Career As A Clown: Abe Ozo
A Trip to the Dentist: Yin Pain
Quips For The Young At Heart: Marty Pants
The Monkey Cage: Jim Panzee
Leo Tolstoy: Warren Peace
Where to Find Islands: Archie Pelago
Imitating Mozart: Sam Phony
Off To Market: Tobias A. Pigg
Girl On a Budget: Penny Pincher
I Say So!: Frank O. Pinion
Plumb Good: Dwayne Pipe
Scottish Kilt Patterns: Glen Pladd
Bad Gardeners: Wilt Plant
The Fall of a Watermelon: S. Platt
String Instruments: Viola Player
I Beat Bobby Fischer: Jess Player
Little Bitty Froggies: Tad Pole
The TV News Anchorman: Maury Ports
Things to Cook Meat In: Stu Potts
House Plants: Clay Potts
Just Say No: Will Power
April Fool!: Sue Prize
Source: Have A Nice Day
Subjects: Books, Parody
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A young boy about five or six years was talking on the telephone. As his dad listened on, the youngster told his grandparents dejectedly, "Mom is in the hospital, so the twins and Roxie, Billy, Sally, the dog, and me and Dad are all home alone."
Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Sermon_Fodder
Subjects: Lonely, Mothers
NASA Science News
Two new NASA technologies have squeezed 10 times more power out of some supercomputers. Climate scientists are putting the extra number-crunching muscle to good use.
FULL STORY at
Source: NASA Science News, http://science.nasa.gov/
Subjects: Computers, NASA