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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 30, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best other can do, but to the best you can do. - Age 68

Source: Live and Learn and Pass it On

Submitted by Elisa Wimer


A father and nine-year-old daughter were swimming in the ocean. While they were separated by some distance, the tide began to go out. The father knew he could not reach his little daughter and bring her to safety alone with the tide running so strongly against him. His only hope of saving her was to get help quickly.

"Float and swim quietly," he called. "Don't become excited. I'll be back to get you." Then he hurried for a boat and help.

By the time the boat was brought, the little girl had been swept far out to sea by the strong tide. It took a long time for the men in the boat to locate her. When they found her, she was calmly floating and swimming around as her father had instructed.

Later the newspaper reporters swarmed around the little girl, asking how she had been able to remain so calm and to keep up so far out at sea all alone.

"My daddy told me that he would come back. I knew he would come, so I wasn't afraid. I did what he told me to do, and I was all right," the little girl replied quietly.

Our Heavenly Father has promised that He will come back for us . . .

Source: 501 Illustrations, By Robert H. Pierson, Copyright (c) 1965, Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


11. Did anyone think about bringing a couple of umbrellas?

10. Hey, there are more that two flies in here!

9. I finally get a bass boat and now I have to take the whole family....

8. Wasn't someone supposed to put two shovels on board?

7. Help! I need some Pepto for the elephants, QUICK!

6. OK, who's the wise-guy who brought the mosquitoes on board?

5. "Don't Make Me Pull This Ark Over And Come Bach There!"

4. No Ham, you cannot eat the Pig!

3. "And whatever you do, DO NOT pull this plug out."

2. Nice Doggie!


1. "Are We There Yet?"

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com


A missionary in Africa was on safari many years ago. One night while he was camping in the bush, white ants got into his clothes and ate off one of his pant legs at the knee. As he had no other pants with him for his short itinerary, he had to make his way home through several villages with one long pant leg and one short.

Some of the boys in the village saw the missionary so dressed. One night at a meeting the missionary was holding five boys arrived with one pant leg cut off. They had concluded that this must be a new style.

Source: 501 Illustrations, By Robert H. Pierson, Copyright (c) 1965, Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The story is told (I believe it to be a true one) of a young man who was working under the hood of his Model T Ford, trying in vain to make it run. After a long time, in which he had had no success, a fine automobile stopped beside him. A well-dressed man stepped out, went over to the young man, and, sensing his difficulty, told the would-be mechanic to make a certain minor adjustment in the timing of the motor. Rather reluctantly, the young man did so. "Now," said the man, "your car will run." With a turn of the crank the motor started running like that of a new car. Surprised that such a man should know about machinery, the young man said, "But how is it that you know just what to do to my car to make it run? Who are you?" Quietly the other said, "I'm Henry Ford. I made the car.

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 15, 1953, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

Submitted by Dale Galusha

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