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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 17, 2002
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities, but it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. - Eric Hoffer
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
Subjects: Talent, Opportunities
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
At a burning building in New York City's Harlem, a blind girl was perched in the fourth-floor window. The firemen had become desperate. They couldn't fit the ladder truck between the buildings, and they couldn't get her to jump into a net, which she, of course, couldn't see.
Finally, her father arrived and shouted through the bull horn that there was a net and that she was to jump on his command. The girl jumped and was so completely relaxed that she did not break a bone or even strain a muscle in the four-story fall. Because she trusted her father completely, when she heard her father's voice, she did what he said was best.
From: 1500 Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, p. 135
Submitted by E. E. Indergard
Subjects: Faith, Fire, Blind
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Ultimate Preaching Rules
Rule #1: Any illustration can be massaged to fit any lesson.
Rule #2: If a story is funny enough, it doesn't have to fit the lesson.
Rule #3: A sermon that is "too short" is rarer than Bigfoot at a photographer's convention.
Rule #4: The kid who screams and throws a fit every week will wait until the quietest, most focused and serious moment of your sermon to let 'er rip.
Rule #5: The member who always gripes that you don't preach enough on (pick one) baptism/faith/giving/witnessing will be out of town on vacation the week you preach your best sermon ever on baptism/faith/giving/witnessing
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
Subjects: Sermons, Church
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My husband and I were both trying to lose weight, and one of his strategies was to stick a note to the refrigerator that read "I will weigh 200 pounds by next month." One weekend, I was ravenous and eating everything in sight. My husband never said a word, but on Monday morning I noticed a new note on the refrigerator. It read "One of us will weigh 200 pounds by next month." - By Susan Fuller
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) October 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com
Subjects: Weight, Diet
Free Declaration of Independence Challenge!
A nation-wide challenge has been issued to children to read the Declaration of Independence during this summer. It is FREE to participants and paid for by sponsors. Each child who completes the challenge gets a FREE Certificate of Achievement with his/her name on it.
For details and to register, go to
Submitted by Sherri Rimmer
Subjects: Independence Day