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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 27, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail.

Submitted by Robbi Mikkola


George Mueller was born in Prussia in 1805. Mueller became a mighty spiritual force in Great Britain. He pastored a 1,200-member church, operated Sunday schools and supported 187 missionaries. Through his orphanages he housed, fed, clothed, taught, and evangelized 2,050 orphans annually.

Mueller's Scriptural Knowledge Institution distributed numerous Bibles, Scriptures, and tracts. All of his ventures were financed through the support of donors who gave voluntarily.

Mueller was a model of frugal stewardship. One of the hallmarks of his ministry was that he depended on God alone to meet his needs. He always laid out his plans before God but never articulated his needs to other people. When asked about a particular need or concern, Mueller never gave specific answers. On countless occasions Mueller would make his requests known to God, and the exact amount of money, the right amount of food, or the precise change of weather patterns came at the time of greatest need.

Perhaps one of the most widely known experiences was the time Mueller had no food to feed the orphans. He simply sat the children down for breakfast, passed out empty cups and bowls, and thanked God for the food they were about to receive. At the end of the prayer there was a knock on the door. When the door was opened, there stood a baker with enough bread to feed everyone. A second knock on the door brought a man whose milk cart had broken down in front of the orphanage. He gave out all his milk so his wagon could be repaired.

On another occasion gale-force winds and heavy rain severely damaged the roofs of Mueller's orphan houses on a Saturday. The roofs were open in 20 places, and there were panes of broken glass. Roof repairers were not available until Monday. Mueller prayed to God to hold the winds and rain. The weather eased until all but one hole was repaired. On the following Wednesday, as rains resumed, workers were still able to fix the last breach because it did not rain in that exact spot.

By Carlos Medley

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) December 26, 2002, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A friend, driving home from a fishing trip in northern Michigan with his boat in tow, had engine trouble a few miles inland from Lake Huron. He didn't have a CB radio in his car, so he decided to use his marine radio to get help. Climbing into his boat, he broadcast his call letters and asked for assistance.

A Coast Guard officer responded, "Please give your location."

"I'm on Interstate-75, two miles south of Standish."

The officer paused, "Could you repeat that?"

"I-75, two miles south of Standish."

A longer pause. Then an incredulous voice asked, "How fast were you going when you hit shore?"

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2003 Compilation Rights, http://www.katscratch.com/


Scott and Peter had applied for jobs at a large company and had to take an intelligence test. They each found the test a breeze, except that they admitted to being momentarily stumped by the final question: "Name a 14 letter word for someone in charge of a plant."

"How did you answer that last one?" asked Scott. "I was a bit puzzled at first, but then I thought of Superintendent."

"I think I got it right too," said Pete, "but I wrote down Horticulturist."

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Which restaurant was first to go around on its own?

The first revolving restaurant, The Top of the Needle, was located at the 500-foot level of the 600-foot-high, steel-and-glass tower at the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, Washington. It contained 260 seats and revolved 360 degrees in an hour. The state-of-the-art restaurant was dedicated on May 22, 1961.

For more information about the Seattle Space Needle visit:

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

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