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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 11, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. - Antonio Porchia

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/


There was once a certain man who walked out into the middle of a field where he would not be interrupted by anyone; raised his arms toward heaven, then with tears streaming down his face, trembling with fear, he began to shout.

He, with all the strength in his being shouted out to God saying "I just can't take it anymore. I have been used, abused, beaten, cursed, laughed at, lied to, and sneered on. I have tried to love exactly how You asked me to. I have turned the other cheek hundreds, even a thousand times until my cheeks ache. I have given even when I had to borrow so another might survive. I have prayed and cried for many who do not know You God. Oh God...I am tired, worn out, and discouraged trying to fight the evil that buffets my soul. I feel You have turned from me God, I feel like this is more than I can do! God, do You really even care!"

Then he heard a voice speak softly within his troubled heart. The voice said, "Yes I am here, I have never left. You know nothing of how many souls have watched you in your struggles, your pain, your perseverance. You know nothing of how many souls have turned to Me because you have stood against the wiles of evil, not breaking, but standing firm. Many have seen your pain because of your testimony of Me and they will stand without excuse before Me because of your life before them!" The voice continued within this man and said, "If I ask of too much pain from you for the sake of other souls, then go into your house and do nothing; I will find another who is willing to give for the sake of lost souls. I will find another who will walk thru the suffering and pain even as I allowed pain and
suffering in Paul, Peter, and All those who went into this world of sickness and evil so others might know Me!"

The man fell upon his face ashamed and then the love of God lifted him to his feet. He looked up to heaven as his entire being began to experience a refreshing and a new strength. He whispered... "Lord, I am ready to go back and Love; even unto death," and as he walked away, he heard a voice say, "Well done My faithful friend."

Author Unknown

Submitted by Pamula Brown

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The five toughest questions for men are:

1. What are you thinking about?
2. Do you love me?
3. Do I look fat?
4. Do you think she's prettier than me?
5. What would you do if I died?

Each question and answer has the potential to explode into a major argument, so here - as a public service - are some things not to say as well as the appropriate response.

Question 1: What are you thinking about?
WRONG: Baseball.
WRONG: Football.
WRONG: How hungry I am.
WRONG: My new truck.
RIGHT: "I'm sorry if I've been pensive, darling. I was just thinking about what a warm, attractive, and intelligent woman you are."

Question 2: Do you love me?
WRONG: Oh yeah, loads.
WRONG: Would it make you feel better if I said yes?
WRONG: How would you define love, exactly?
RIGHT: "YES! I can't believe how lucky I am to ever have found you!"

Question 3: Do I look fat?
WRONG: Compared to what?
WRONG: I would rather say you're not exactly thin.
WRONG: I've seen fatter.
RIGHT: "Of course not! Why, you look even better than the day I married you!"

Question 4: Do you think she's prettier than me?
WRONG: Yes, but you have a better personality.
WRONG: Not as pretty as you were when you were her age.
WRONG: Not prettier, but definitely thinner.
RIGHT: "Of course not! Why, you look even better than the day I married you!"

Question 5: What would you do if I died?
WRONG: Buy a Corvette.
WRONG: Probably marry someone thinner and prettier.
WRONG: Date your sister.
RIGHT: "I'll never know, dear. I plan on dying one day before you so I never have to live without you."

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


"Thanks to modern medicine we are no longer forced to endure prolonged pain, disease, discomfort and wealth." - Robert Orben

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In the "Gallery of Obscure Patents" you'll find all sorts of odd and unusual items that were actually given a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). The list includes a mask you can lock onto your head to prevent yourself from eating; a "body squeegee" to make towels obsolete; an inflatable rug and a bird diaper. There are nine pages of other obscure inventions as well as a look at some historical patents (like the
Wright Brothers "Flying Machine" and the Statue of Liberty) as they were originally presented to the USPTO.


Source: Laughter for a Saturday

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