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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 23, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' person. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. - George Matthew Adams

Source: Frank's Daily Chuckles


"To My Neighbor"
By Mother Teresa

One night a man came to our house and told me:

"There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days."

I took some food with me and went.

When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces, just the deep pain of hunger. I gave rice to the mother and she divided the rice in two, and went out carrying half of the rice.

When she came back I asked her,

"Where did you go?"

She gave me this simple answer,

"To the neighbors—they are hungry also!"

I was not surprised that she gave, because poor people are really very generous. But I was surprised that she knew they were hungry. As a rule, when we are suffering we are so focused on ourselves that we have no time for others.

Submitted by Thurman Petty

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Oddball Wall - Spaced Out
By Boogie Jack in "The Internet Tutor"

If you've read this ezine for a while, you probably recall that I have a minor fascination with outer space. Well earthlings, let's see what you know about some of the terminology used in astronomy.

1) A light-year is how far light travels in one year, which is about:
a.186,000 miles
b. 33 billion miles
c. 5.9 trillion miles

2) A rock from space that survives passage through Earth's atmosphere and falls to the ground is known as a:
a. meteor
b. meteoroid
c. meteorite

3) A cloud of interstellar gas and dust, where new stars are born or old stars die out, is called a:
a. nebula
b. spectrosphere
c. penumbra

4) A large rocky or gaseous body that orbits a star is called a:
a. planet
b. moon
c. satellite

5) A brilliant meteor or fireball that explodes in mid-air
is a:
a. bolide
b. comet
c. pulsar

6) The speed of light is estimated to be:
a. 186,000 miles per hour
b. 186,000 miles per second
c. 186,000 miles per day

7) The astronomical unit, or AU, is the average distance between the Earth and Sun. This distance is approximately:
a. 37 million miles
b. 93 million miles
c. 33 billion miles

8) Our own Milky Way galaxy is:
a. an elliptical galaxy
b. an ovaloid galaxy
c. a spiral galaxy

9) One of the most energetic explosive events known occurs at the end of a star's lifetime, when its nuclear fuel is exhausted. This is known as a:
a. pulsar
b. supernova
c. quasar

Answers below, here's the scoring:

9 correct: May I please download your brain?

5-8 correct: We got the same score, you must be a genius. :)

1-4 correct: Fear not, Darth, your time has not yet come.

0 correct: You again? Hint: If you just answer with the same letter for every question you'll get three correct.

1) c. 5.9 trillion miles
2) c. meteorite
3) a. nebula
4) a. planet
5) a. bolide
6) b. 186,000 miles per second
7) b. 92,955,807 miles
8) c. spiral galaxy
9) b. supernova

Source: The Internet Tutor http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-tutor.html
Copyright 2003 Boogie Jack and Shagmail


I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent, twisted, gyrated and jumped up and down for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

Source: Monday Fodder mailto:dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

That New Music

"There are several reasons for opposing it. One, it's too new. Two, it's often worldly, even blasphemous. The New Christian Music is not as pleasant as the more established style. Because there are so many new songs, you can't learn them all. It puts too much emphasis on instrumental music rather than Godly lyrics. This new music creates disturbances making people act indecently and disorderly. The preceding generation got along without it. It 's a money making scene and some of these new music upstarts are lewd and loose."

To whom was this pastor referring?

He was referring to The Father of American Hymnody, Isaac Watts in 1723

Yes, the same Isaac Watts that wrote, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", "Joy to the World" and hundreds of other hymns. There really is nothing new under the sun.

From: Peter Wagner, Churchquake

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2003 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com

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