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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 11, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Work can wait while you show a child the rainbow. The rainbow won't wait while you do the work. - Author Unknown

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2003, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm


~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Most people don't know that in 1912, Hellman's Mayonnaise was manufactured in England. The Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after New York City.

The people of Mexico eagerly awaited the first delivery and were very upset at the news of the sinking. So much so, that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today.

The Holiday is known, of course, as:
"Sinko de Mayo".

Submitted by George Burger


As an optometrist, I had a second-grader in for his first eye exam. He insisted his eyesight was good, but when I asked him to read a line from my vision chart, with the letters APEOTF, he couldn't do it. I asked him about a line with the letters FZBDE, in larger print. Still he couldn't read the chart.

"You mean you can't read those lines," I said, puzzled, "and yet you don't think you need glasses?"

"No," he replied. "I just haven't learned those words yet."

Contributed by Sean Connolly

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) May 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

New Measures

Can you imagine church members protesting an invitation after an evangelistic sermon?

They did in 1825. Not only did church members object to an invitation, but so did many of the ministers.

A new evangelist named Charles Finney had come on to the religious scene in America and had become quite popular by 1825. He was reaching many Americans with the gospel by implementing what grumbling critics called New Measures. Among these intolerable changes were: praying for persons by name, having an invitation after the sermon, sharing the gospel by visiting in homes, allowing women to pray and testify, holding services on days other than the usual times for worship, and preaching in an informal manner that appealed to those who attended his outlandish new idea of holding Revival Services. Finney was perceived as a radical troublemaker in 1825, but his wrong approach brought many to Christ.

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com

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