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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 18, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was? - Satchel Paige

Source: DailyInBox: Daily Reflections, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/dr/


When two goats meet upon a narrow bridge over deep water, how do they behave? Neither of them can turn back again, neither can pass the other, because the bridge is too narrow; if they should push one another, they might both fall into the water and be drowned; nature, then, has taught them, that if the one lays himself down and permits the other to go over him, both remain without hurt. Even so people should rather endure to be trod upon, than to fall into debate and discord one with another.

By Martin Luther, Table Talk

Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


During the serious business of electing the president of our local conference, the decision was made to announce the names of both president and treasurer together for a vote of the waiting constituents. The nominating committee took a very long time to come to their recommendations.

Finally both the president and treasurer were reelected. After the vote they came out to sing a duet. The song was "It Took a Miracle."

By J. Fred Hughes, Lincoln City, Oregon


After explaining to my 6-year-old daughter that the church is Jesus' bride, I was surprised a little while later to hear her singing "Here comes the church. . ." to the tune of "Here Comes the Bride."

By Adnenne Steenberg, Christchurch, New Zealand


Food is a wonderful part of the holiday celebrations. But it was a typographical error, not food, that recently caused one church group to send out a Christmas letter that referred to the "joy of salivation."

By Penny Shell, Riverside, California

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161- 1119, (c) February 13, 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson


Youth is when we are always hunting greener pastures, and middle age is when we can barely mow the one we've got.

Submitted by Jeanette Otis

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Bible Brain Teaser
(Answers: 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 NUMBERSof 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.

Submitted by Al Treadway

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