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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 1, 2003
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Scott Hamilton
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Joe was a drunk, miraculously converted in a street outreach mission. Before his conversion he'd gained a reputation as a derelict and dirty wino for whom there was no hope. But following his conversion to Christ, everything changed. Joe became the most caring person at the mission. He spent his days there, doing whatever needed to be done. There was never anything he was asked to do that he considered beneath him. Whether it was cleaning up vomit left by some sick alcoholic, or scrubbing toilets after men had left them filthy, Joe did it all with a heart of gratitude. He could be counted on to feed any man who wandered in off the streets, undress and tuck him into bed, when he was too out-of-it to take care of himself.
One evening, after the mission director delivered his evangelistic message to the usual crowd of sullen men with drooped heads, one of them looked up, came down to the altar and kneeled to pray, crying out for God to help him change. The repentant drunk kept shouting, "Oh God, make me like Joe! Make me like Joe! Make me like Joe!"
The director leaned over and said, "Son, wouldn't it be better if you prayed 'make me like Jesus?'"
After thinking about it for a few moments, the man looked up with an inquisitive expression and asked, "Is He like Joe?"'
Do others see Jesus in you?
By Tony Campolo, http://www.tonycampolo.org
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
We Better Ask the Experts
Part 1 of 2 [May 1, 9]
Charles H. Duell, Office of Patents, 1899:
"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that carried ten people:
"There will never be a bigger plane built."
Lt. Joseph Ives after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861:
"Ours has been the first, and doubtless to be the last, to visit this profitless locality."
Albert Einstein, 1932:
"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will."
Decca executive, 1962, after turning down the Beatles:
"We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Margaret Thatcher, 1974:
"It will be years — not in my time — before a woman will become Prime Minister."
Business Week, August 2, 1968:
"With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the US market."
Western Union memo, 1876:
"This telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."
David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urging investment in the radio in the 1920's:
"No imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?".
H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927:
"Who wants to hear actors talk?"
Source: Funny Pages Mailing List
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One morning I locked both sets of keys inside my roommate's car. We finally managed to pry a clothes hanger through a window, only to discover that the hanger was useless on that type of lock. I remembered hearing that firemen have a special tool for opening car doors, and rushed inside to call.
Fifteen minutes later a fire truck rounded the corner, and a burly firefighter in boots, yellow slicker and fire hat jumped out. In his hand he held the special tool.
It was a wire clothes hanger.
Contributed to "Life In These United States" by Vicki Bradshaw
Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://dailyinbox.com/rd/
Abraham Lincoln entered the Blackhawk War as a captain. By the end of the war, he had been demoted to the rank of private.
Source: A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, By Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor, Published by Health Communications, Inc. Copyright (c) April 1995, ISBN: 1558743316, http://isbn.nu/1558743316/price
Submitted Alice Bryan