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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 15, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"I have had players who are good, and know they are good; I have had players who are bad and know they are bad; I have had players who are good, but who don't know they are good; I have had players who are bad, but who don't know they are bad. It is this last group that has won more games for me than the first three groups combined." - Paul "Bear" Bryant

Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com


Dr. Albert Schweitzer was eighty-five years old when I visited his jungle hospital at Lambarene, on the banks of the Ogowe River. You can imagine the deep and profound effect of that three-day visit, which included opportunity for some leisurely conversation with that great humanitarian, theologian, musician, and physician. But one event stands out in a special way.

It was about eleven in the morning. The equatorial sun was beating down mercilessly, and we were walking up a hill with Dr. Schweitzer. Suddenly he left us and strode across the slope of the hill to a place where an African woman was struggling upward with a huge armload of wood for the cook fires. I watched with both admiration and concern as the eighty-five-year-old man took the entire load of wood and carried it on up the hill for the relieved woman. When we all reached the top of the hill, one of the members of our group asked Dr. Schweitzer why he did things like that, implying that in that heat and at his age he should not. Albert Schweitzer, looking right at all of us and pointing to the woman, said simply, "No one should ever have to carry a burden like that alone."

From a letter from Andrew C. Davison, Colgate Rochester Seminary

By James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) p. 119, http://isbn.nu/0842315691

Source: A Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Church Bulletin Bloopers

As we move into the new worship center we want to ask everyone to avoid carrying food or drink (coffee, soft drinks, candy, pot, etc.) into the sanctuary.

The youth group has raised almost $500 for drug abuse.

The Grounds Committee will also have a church-wide workday during the month of June. We have high hops that everyone will participate in these projects.

As you know, many in our region were hit hard by tornados last weekend. We would appreciate donations of bottled water and cleaning supplies. This Sunday we are asking that you bring items to afflict those who were assisted by the storm.

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


The pilot was sitting in his seat and pulled out a .38 revolver. He placed it on top of the instrument panel, then asked the navigator, "Do you know what I use this for?"

The nav replied timidly, "No, what's it for?"

The pilot responded, "I use this on navigators who get me lost!"

The navigator proceeded to pull out a .45 and place it on his chart table.

The pilot asked, "What's that for?"

"To be honest sir," the nav replied, "I'll know we're lost before you will."

Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Go Figure

257 High score for California bowling phenomenon Jesse Grabow, age 6, in league competition.

12 Weight, in pounds, of Grabow's ball.

38 Weight, in pounds, of Grabow.

Source: Sports Illustrated, August 4, 2003, http://www.si.com

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