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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 17, 2003
"Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge." - Kristen Stendahl
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Jeffie was in his playpen and he was crying. Tears were rolling down his little cheeks, his face was red as it could be. He was crying, and he looked pitiful in his little baseball T-shirt and a diaper.
Then Jeffie's Grandpa entered the room; Jeffie's little face lit up when he saw his Grandpa! He immediately reached out his little arms in supplication and said "Out Pa Pa out."
What is a Grandpa to do? How can someone resist that?
So Grandpa went over to the playpen, he bent over. He reached down to lift his little buddy from captivity and distress . . .
Just then "Law and Order" walked into the room.
Momma said "Jeffie, you stay right there! I'm punishing you because you have been naughty! Dad, leave Jeffie alone!"
What is a Grandpa to do?
Grandpa backs off and is thinking, "I can't just pick up a book and read it with Jeffie here. He would think I was uncaring and distant. I can't leave the room because he would feel like I have abandoned him."
What is a Grandpa to do?
But you know what? Love always finds a way. Since Grandpa couldn't take Jeffie out of the playpen, Grandpa climbed in with Jeffie!
Grandpa said "If you are in the playpen buddy, I'm in the playpen too. What are you in for? What is your sentence?"
Having Grandpa join him in his "prison cell" brought Jeffie great comfort and joy. In the midst of his captivity, Jeffie no longer felt so alone.
Source: Mr. Mom's Mailing List, http://mrmom.amaonline.com/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The Third Graders
Hi, I'm in third grade but it's not easy, it's a jungle gym out there.
It's not school I mind, it's the principal of the thing.
My teacher is tough. In class we have to answer "Yes Sir" and "No Sir," and my teacher is a woman.
In English she told us we couldn't use two words, one was cool and the other was lousy. I said, "Cool, tell us the lousy one first."
In science, she asked, "what would happen if one of the stars in Orion's belt went out?" I told her his pants would fall down.
She asked, "Why do astronauts wear space suits?" I said, "To cover their space underwear."
And I don't like math at all, there's just too many problems.
When I get home from school, it takes me about an hour to do my homework, two hours if my father helps.
I was having trouble in English. My Dad bought me a cheap dictionary but I couldn't find the words to thank him.
My dad bought me a thesaurus, too. I thought that was very nice, pleasurable, agreeable.
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
They say that a preacher's wife is always his number one assistant. An example of this comes one Sunday morning after the preacher had just finished his sermon. He went and sat down with his wife and she asked him how he thought the church service went.
The Preacher shrugged and said, "The worship was excellent, and I think the prayer and communion times went quite well, but," he continued, "I just don't think the sermon ever got off the ground."
The wife looked over at him, and before she could stop herself, she said, "Well, it sure did taxi long enough."
Source: Gracemail, mailto:gracemail-subscribe@MyInJesus.com
Bible Brain Teaser
(Try to find the names of 18 books of the bible hidden in this paragraph).
I once made a remark about the hidden books of the bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts... and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. The truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others will require judges to help them. I will quickly admit, it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now for there really are eighteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph. If I chose another sentence or two maybe you could post them at the water cooler. (Answers Tomorrow)
Submitted by Al Treadway