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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 21, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."

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


The death of C. S. Lewis on November 22, 1963, has long been over-shadowed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the same day. While the anniversary of Lewis' death rarely makes the headlines, the worldwide impact of this British scholar, teacher, and author continues to grow 40 years after his passing.

His books sell more than 3 million copies a year and the most famous, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles Of Narnia, have been reprinted scores of times.

Converted to Christ as an adult, Lewis put his keen mind and imagination to work in the service of God. As a well-known writer and speaker, he continued a simple lifestyle. Michael Nelson has written in the International Herald Tribune: "Two-thirds of his book royalties were earmarked for charities. He never traveled abroad, even when fame brought invitations to lecture from around the world."

Lewis gave us the incomparable gift of a fresh, creative look at our fallen human condition and the timeless power of the gospel of Christ. He lived out the command to serve the body of believers through whatever gift God has given us by His grace (Romans 12:4-6). His example can spur us on to use our God-given gifts for His glory.

By David McCasland

Source: Our Daily Bread, November 22, 2003, http://www.rbc.net

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

"You Know You Are No Longer A Kid When.."

Driving a car doesn't always sound like fun.

You have friends who have kids.

You are taller than the slide at the McDonald's playland.

Your parents' jokes are now funny.

Naps are good.

When things go wrong, you can't just yell, "Do-over!"

You WANT clothes for Christmas.

You look in the surveillance camera monitor at the convenience store, wonder who that guy is standing at the counter with the bald spot, and then realize it is a shot of you from behind.

Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/


Got gramour / punkuashun / speling problems.?

Yo Shoulda' payed a-tenshun in skool like I done,.

Submitted by Neil Miller

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

159 - The number of pitches clocked at 100 mph or faster thrown by Astros closer Billy Wagner last season, according to the new Bill James Handbook.

40 - The number of pitches clocked at 100 mph or faster thrown by all other major league pitchers combined last season, according to James's book

Source: Sports Illustrated, November 24, 2003, http://www.si.com

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