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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 10, 2003
Age 77: I've learned that if you give a pig and a boy everything they want, you'll get a good pig and a bad boy.
Source: The Complete Live and Learn and Pass It On, By Brown, H. Jackson, Published by Thomas Nelson (Mar 1, 1998), ISBN: 1558535829, http://isbn.nu/1558535829/
Submitted by Elisa Wimer
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Our firstborn, Paul, was flying an F-14 in the U.S. Navy when his plane crashed in the Mediterranean Sea. After an unsuccessful search, the Navy declared him dead.
A year and a half later, my husband took me on vacation to Hawaii. I didn't know God had planned a special encounter that would help us in our grief. On the rental car shuttle, we discovered that the other passenger was in the Navy, stationed in San Diego. I asked the name of his carrier. The U.S.S. Carl Vinson - Paul's ship! Could this man have known Paul; I asked him.
"Zap?" he replied (Paul's nickname). I told him we were Paul's parents. He was one of Paul's close flying buddies. We asked him dozens of questions. When we returned home, we realized the man on the shuttle was in Paul's squadron picture hanging on our den wall.
The world would call this coincidence. We know better.
Carole Schmidt, Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania
Source: Focus on the Family - November 2002, http://www.family.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Top Reasons Not To Join The Choir
Your running out of clean clothes and the choir robes save on laundry.
You've just been selected for jury duty and want to get used to sitting with a group of people.
Your church is so full you want to ensure that you always have a seat.
The collection plate is never passed to the choir.
There's a clock at the back of the sanctuary and you want to be the first to know when it's 12:00.
The preacher is new and you want to be close by in case he says something heretical.
For years you've wanted to know who sits in the back pews but were always afraid to turn around.
You've been known to nod off during the service and don't want the preacher to catch you.
The chairs in the choir are the most comfortable in the sanctuary.
Your favorite movie is Sister Act!
Source: Clean Hewmor, http://associate.com/lists.shtml
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My daughter Marina worked in my law office while she attended graduate school. One morning a call came in for her. I said she wasn't in yet and offered to take a message. The caller said she'd phone back later.
At 11:00 a.m., the caller tried again, and I reported that Marina had gone to lunch.
The last call came in at 3:30 p.m. "I'm sorry," I said, "she's left for the day. May I take a message?"
"Yes," the caller replied. "How can I get a job with you?"
Source: Good, Clean Funnies, http://www.slonet.org/~tellswor
The tallest of earth's trees are the coast redwoods on the northern Pacific Coast of California and the southwestern tip of Oregon. They top out at nearly 368 feet, taller than the Statue of Liberty (305 feet from foundation for statue to tip of torch). The seeds of these behemoths are minuscule in comparison. The coast redwoods grow from a seed the size of a tomato seed, yet eventually they will tower into the sky and may weigh more than 500 tons. - By Deryl R. Corbit
For pictures and more about the coast redwoods visit:
Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) January 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/
Submitted by Nancy Simpson