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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 7, 2002
Truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"How do people come to faith in Christ in Africa?" ask German missionaries Winfried and Dr. Hildegard Steiner. "Do missionaries preach to a mass of 'poor souls' under a monkey-puzzle tree with a thick Bible under their arm and a pith helmet on their head?
Two years ago, we needed a new grass roof for our house in Malawi. We employed five roofers, who happily went about their work. For two months, they saw almost everything which happened on the mission station. They watched us talk with visitors, and experienced some of the Bible studies.
One of the men, Fazani from the Muslim Yao tribe, asked deep questions about Jesus. When his work was complete, he returned to his village. One month ago, he turned up on our doorstep, smiling broadly. "I'm a Christian now, too. I follow Jesus."
Curious, we asked him why he made that decision.
"I have seen how you live, and heard and learned who Jesus is."
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"To illustrate the difference between risk and anxiety, Luis M. Proenza, President of the University of Akron, makes this analogy. The Surgeon General tells us that cigarettes kill more than 150,000 US Americans each year, and automobiles on US highways kill more than 50,000 people per year. But nobody seems to be afraid of cigarettes or automobiles.
"However, according to the Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health, everyone is afraid of sharks.
"The Navy says that there are about 50 shark attacks worldwide each year. The National Bureau of Health Statistics doesn't even keep a record of shark attacks because there are so few. They know how many people are killed by bee stings, but not shark bites.
"The best guess is that sharks kill 2 or 3 people each year in the United States.
"But if you went to a crowded beach and shouted "shark," people would race out of the water, jump into a car, light up a cigarette, and drive home!
"That's the difference between anxiety and risk."
Excerpted from "A World at Risk," by Len Sweet
Source: Pulse Newsletter, http://www.preachingplus.com/newsletter/default.asp
< A NAME="KS">~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A pastor always used the phrase, "It might be worse," when some calamity would come his way.
One day a friend said to him, "I've something to tell you, and you won't be able to use your favorite phrase. I dreamt last night that I died and went to hell."
"It might be worse," said the preacher.
"Man alive, how could it be worse?"
"It might be true."
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Red Blood cells ( Erythrocytes) are formed from the stem cells in the bone marrow by a process called erythropoiesis that takes about 5 days. Their normal life span is 120 days. About 3 million red blood cells are made by the stem cells every second to replace the 3 million that die every second. Their formation requires an adequate supply of nutrients, including iron, amino acids, and the vitamins B12 and folic acid. The rate at which RBCs are formed is influenced by a hormone called erythropoietin , which is produced by the kidneys. Red blood cells contain the iron-rich protein hemoglobin that carries oxygen to all tissues of the body.