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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 11, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The greatest heroic feats in history cannot hold a candle to the courage it takes to raise one child." - Rick Beneteau

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


Joyce Landorf, a Christian author and speaker, tells an enlightening story about her mother, a minister's wife. This woman would pray about specific needs. Sometimes those prayers weren't answered.

On one occasion early in her marriage she prayed for postage stamps. At the time, she felt a strong conviction that God would answer her prayer and that she would receive the needed stamps that day. But she didn't. The senior minister under whom her husband was interning received some stamps, but there were none for her.

Later this woman found out that God had impressed the senior minister to give her some of the stamps, but he had hardened his heart and refused to share the blessings God had sent.

For me, this story threw light on many of life's perplexities. I could pray with all the faith God gave me, but if the answer to the prayer depended on people who were not willing to let God use them, my prayer could not be answered in the affirmative.

This was a whole new concept for me. I had always believed that God answered prayer with either "Yes," "No," or "Wait." Now there was a fourth possibility - someone who could help with the answer might be saying No to God.

By Sylvia Jarrett, Middleton, Idaho

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) January 2003, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


\&&&&&&&/   Pretzels!

\66666666/   Shrimp!

\********/   Popcorn!

^<**>^  ^<**>^   Hot steamed Maryland blue crabs : )

\_><{{{{">_/   Whole Fish Soup!!
                         [Notice how the eyes follow you around the room!]

[::] [::] [::] [::]    Fig Newtons

(#) (#) (#)  Warm Peanut butter cookies

\--------/   Chicken soup for all your sick friends

(@)  (@)  (@)   Fresh Cinnamon Rolls!

OooOOoOooO   Onion rings

[:::] [:::] [:::]   French toast sticks with powdered sugar

======#   Celery

\__/   \__/   Chinese Take Out

\ ) ) ) ) ) /    (~~~~~)   Chips and Dip

@@@@ (_) (_) (_)   Chocolate Chip cookies and Moo juice ;)

(|===|)(|===|) Hot dogs

(m) (m) (_) (_)   M&M's and Koolaid

o   o  o  o  o  Single AND O O O O O   Double Stuff Oreos!

<) <) <) <) <)   Pizza!

c(__) c(__)   Steaming mugs of hot cocoa!
(****)   Root Beer Float!
 \     /

[|||]D  [|||]D   Root Beer!

(_)D (_)D   Freshly brewed coffee!

Submitted Frank Morris


My five-year-old son was alarmed when he heard a car horn honking enthusiastically.

"People beep their horns after a couple is married," I explained.

"Why?" he asked. "Is it a warning?"

Source: Ed Peacher's "Laughter for a Saturday" mailto:ed548@yahoo.com?subject=Subscribe_to_Laughter_for_a_Saturday

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How is zero longitude determined?

Arbitrarily - The Greenwich Observatory is currently located at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy in Central England. However, the site of the observatory was originally in Greenwich, and was arbitrarily established in 1884 as longitude 0 degrees. The observatory was moved because London's fog made celestial observations difficult. A plaque in the original structure marks the zero point from which longitude is calculated. The observatory was founded in 1675 by King Charles II to keep accurate tables of the position of the moon for the calculation of longitude by English ships. Photographs of the sun were taken daily at the observatory, conditions permitting, and a continuous photographic record of sunspots was kept starting in 1873.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com

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