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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 7, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/


A 5-year-old had attended preschool in our Christian school. After his first year his parents decided to put the child into first grade at the local public school. During the first day of school the child cried and cried, saying he did not want to be at this school - that he wanted to go to school with Jesus. (Our church school is located in a city in Texas with a heavy Hispanic population; it is not unusual for a child to be called Jesus.)

When the parents came to pick up the child from school, his teacher informed them that their son had cried all day for his best friend, Jesus. The teacher asked who this friend could be who had so profoundly affected this boy. The parents turned to each other and smiled, then said, "Jesus Christ is who he is looking for." The parents promptly put the child back into the church school, where their son could be with Jesus.

By Nolan Bishop Pechero, McAllen, Texas

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) November 15, 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Kansas City, Missouri (AP):

A teenager was catapulted at least 25 feet in the air during an auto accident . . .

Joe R. Thompson III, 18 lost control of his Jeep on a Monday evening after another car suddenly turned in front of him. Thompson's Jeep clipped the other car and rolled over and over, possibly five times, witnesses said.

The Jeep's fiberglass top was ripped off, and Thompson, who was not wearing a seat belt, flew through the air, bouncing off three power lines and falling onto what he thought was a telephone wire and grounding wire. His leg caught in one wire, and he grabbed for the other.

The driver of the other car, Justin B. Elam, of Olathe, Kansas, came immediately to check on Thompson.

"I just started saying, ‘Dude, turn off my car.' He looked around at first, he couldn't find me. Then he looked up and saw me," Thompson said.

"I just kept saying a prayer over and over," he said.

Sgt. Ray Myers of the Blue Springs police said Thompson was "bear-hugging" the wires when help arrived.

Meanwhile, Thompson's father had rushed to the scene.

"I was told he was hanging on for dear life," Joe Thompson II said. "I didn't know they meant he literally was hanging on for dear life."

The father said his son was talking the entire time.

"We asked him how long he could hold on, and he said, ‘I can hold on as long as it takes.' His arms were turning blue because it was cold," the elder Thompson said.

The wires were insulated, but the power lines above him had to be turned off before the rescue ladder could be raised. He dangled for about 20 minutes before a rescue crew brought him down by ladder.

Thompson was treated for bruises and scratches at a hospital and was released. "God was definitely in control," he said.

The elder Thompson said. "Don't forget, this is a great story to remind people to wear seat belts."

Source: WhiteBoard News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/


Before our daughter went off to college, our family took a vacation in Colorado. So we flew to Denver and rented a car. We visited the Royal Gorge Bridge, which is more than 1000 feet above the Arkansas River.

Walking out onto the bridge, I noticed it swaying in the wind. Then a car went past us, and the wood-plank roadway moved beneath my feet. "I don't think I want to drive the car across this bridge," I finally said.

"What are you worried about?" our daughter replied. "It's a rental."

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What makes Planet Venus unique?

Venus has no magnetic field, perhaps because of its slow rotation. It also has no satellites.

For Pictures and a quiz about Venus visit:

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

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