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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 20, 2003
Your success and happiness in life depends on your willingness to help someone solve their problem.
Submitted by Walter Groff
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Heeding the psalmist's call to worship, a church in Kenya began to meet every morning for worship at 6:30. At least 10 people with a strong burden for the church came each day and prayed earnestly for true revival.
The format was simple: every morning one of the members would lead out by sharing a Bible text and making a few comments. Then the group would divide into twos for a season of prayer. Special prayer requests and thanksgiving for answered prayers were lifted to God.
At first it seemed as if the believers weren't doing it right. Things began going wrong. One morning a sister fell down on the way to the service and hurt her hand. Being diabetic, she worried that the wound would not heal properly. A brother's wife fell ill and had to be hospitalized. Another sister was knocked down by a vehicle as she walked.
Through all these trials the morning worship continued. Testimonies were shared, along with praises to the Lord for his loving-kindness. That early morning worship transformed that particular church by becoming a focus of mission emphasis for its members.
People who had never before stood to preach or share in public began to do so during these services. Prayer requests for those in need were placed in a box and shared during the regular church worship hour (confidentially), so that the whole church could participate in the prayer needs of its members.
The head of the Community Services requested prayer. Her plans to visit Masailand at Kisanju were not going well. After she invited the worship group to pray for her, her visit was a success. On the following day, food donated by the church was distributed to about 600 Masai who had come to the health clinic held once a month by the church.
The pastor, holding evangelistic meetings in another part of the city, required assistance. He came to the morning worship services and found the spiritual and material help he needed, in answer to the group's prayers.
The entire church became united and energized as a result of these simple morning worship services. For some members God opened doors for job opportunities; for others, opportunities to study the Bible with people in the community. Messages about spiritual needs of members and the general needs of others reached members quickly through this net-work.
By Mary Ang'Awa
Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) September 26, 2002, http://www.adventistreview.org/
Submitted by Nancy Simpson
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The printing of newspapers, magazines and books offer limitless possibilities for error, human and mechanical. When goofs do occur, editors scurry to print corrections, even though we often prefer the misprint to the corrected version.
Part 2 of 2 [Jan 10, 20]
Here just a few samples:
Just to keep the record straight, it was the famous Whistler's Mother, not Hitler's, that was exhibited. There is nothing to be gained in trying to explain how this error occurred.
Our newspaper carried the notice last week that Mr. Oscar Hoffnagle is a defective on the police force. This was a typographical error. Mr. Hoffnagle is, of course, a detective on the police farce.
Yesterday we mistakenly reported that a talk was given by a bottle-scared hero. We apologize for the error. We obviously meant that the talk was given by a battle-scarred hero.
In a recent edition, we referred to the chairman of Chrysler Corporation as Lee Iacoocoo. His real name is Lee Iacacca. The Gazette regrets the error.
Apology: I originally wrote, "Woodrow Wilson's wife grazed sheep on front lawn of the White House." I'm sorry that typesetting inadvertently left out the word "sheep."
In one edition of today's Food Section, an inaccurate number of jalapeno peppers was given for Jeanette Crowley's Southwestern chicken salad recipe. The recipe should call for two, not 21, jalapeno peppers.
The marriage of Miss Freda vanAmburg and Willie Branton, which was announced in this paper a few weeks ago, was a mistake which we wish to correct.
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Deep Thought For The Day:
It's always bothered me when people say "It's always in the last place you look." Of course it is. Why would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this?
Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com
Buffalo, New York (AP):
Daniel O'Donnell first gave blood during the Great Depression. Since then, he's donated blood to the American Red Cross 300 times.
Now, Red Cross officials in western New York plan to nominate O'Donnell for the Guinness Book of Records. They say he's given blood more times than the official record, which is 226.
The 80-year-old suburban Buffalo man said his first blood donation was a transfusion he provided in the 1930s for a friend of his mother. He said that gave him a feeling of being "a bit of a hero."
The retired engineer said he has always made time to donate blood.
O'Donnell said donating blood "is one of the most rewarding things a person can do."
Source: WhiteBoard News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/