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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 22, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"You cannot be in two places at once, they say. Then how is it that you are there and in my heart at the same time?"

By Bob Perks, Copyright (c) 2003

Bob Perks is a professional Speaker, Trainer and author. To receive his free weekly messages, I Believe in You!, visit http://www.bobperks.com


Al Errato and his wife, Mary, and their friends Louie and Marsha, had taken Al's newly-acquired 1948 Dodge sedan for a test ride in the country. Mary was driving when Al realized the Dodge was in trouble, chugging and coughing. She coasted off the highway, and into a deserted-looking gas station as the engine died. "Mary, you can't drive a vintage car that fast," Al grumbled.

Just then, a thin, blue-eyed teenager, wearing a tan suit, approached. "Your car is fine," he reassured Al. "It's just a blown cam shaft bearing, easily repaired."

Al looked around. No mechanics on duty, and this kid didn't look like one. "How do you know about old cars?" he demanded.

"I fix a lot of them." He smiled. Al calmed down It was only a car, after all. Why should he be so upset? Al got the car started again, and drove everyone home. Everyone was quiet, knowing how much Al valued the car. But his mechanic did indeed repair the valve, and the incident was forgotten...

....Until sometime later, when Al read a book about angels. Suddenly this unusual episode re-surfaced. That night, as he and Mary shared dinner with Marsha and Louie, Al wondered aloud: "Remember when the Dodge broke down? We never saw where that skinny kid came from. Could he have been an angel?"

"Skinny kid?" Mary frowned. "That man was tall and handsome, with incredibly blue eyes…"

"You're both wrong," Louie spoke decisively. "Blue eyes, yeah, but real husky, in overalls and work boots. I figured he was a farmer."

Marsha was bewildered. "No, he was just average, wearing slacks and a nice shirt. But he did have beautiful blue eyes…"

God takes care of our smallest problems, even cars. But, as Al maintains, four different visions of the same angel has to be some kind of record!

Copyrighted by Joan Wester Anderson, 1999. For more stories of God's goodness, check the website at: http://www.joanwanderson.com

Source: Where Angels Walk, http://www.joanwanderson.com/mailinglist.htm

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Kids' Letters to God

Dear God,
Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now. - Ginny

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Dear Mr. God,
I wish you would not make it so easy for people to come apart. I had to have 3 stitches and a shot. - Janet

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Dear God,
I read the Bible. What does begat mean? Nobody will tell me. - Love, Alison

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Dear God,
I like the story about Chanukah the best of all of them. You really made up some good ones. - Glenn

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Dear God,
My Grandpa says you were around when he was a little boy. How far back do you go? - Love, Dennis

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Dear God,
It's O.K. that you made different religions but don't you get mixed up sometimes? - Arnold

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Dear God,
In Bible times did they really talk that fancy? - Jennifer

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Dear God,
Please send Dennis Clark to a different camp this year. - Peter

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Dear God,
I keep waiting for spring but it never did come yet. Don't forget. - Mark

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Dear God,
Is Reverend Coe a friend of yours, or do you just know him through business? - Donny

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Dear God,
I am doing the best I can. - Frank

Source: Faith-N-Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/faith-n-humor/


Some teachers at state universities get to know our students fairly well. One instructor told his communications class of his plans to propose marriage.

A student spoke up and said that he had recently asked his girlfriend to marry him as well.

"What was her answer?" the instructor asked.

"I don't know," the student replied. "She hasn't e-mailed me back yet."

Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

From new puppy until he was 6 months old, Clancy had lived with a family in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo was home - the only home he had ever known - and the members of that family were the only people he knew as friends. They were part of his home, too.

But Clancy's family decided to move to Michigan City, Indiana. They decided that they couldn't take Clancy and that, since he was so young, he would adapt to another family in the neighborhood. So the only family Clancy had known moved away, leaving him with a neighbor in Buffalo. The neighborhood was right, but somehow it didn't seem like home without his family.

So, without warning, Clancy left the new family, and he even left his home neighborhood. He went in search of his own family. Of course, he couldn't know where to look, but that is the touching part of the story.

Six months later he scratched at the door of his family in Michigan City, Indiana - a place far from anywhere that he had ever been before. He was very thin, and his paws were badly worn, but when he was let into the house by an incredulous family, he spied the familiar throw rug that had served as his bed. He immediately went over to it, curled up, and, with a great sigh, dozed off.

From: The Strange World of Animals and Pets, by Vincent and Margaret Gaddis

Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

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