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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 26, 2005
Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another. - Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) Poet and essayist
Source: DailyInBox From the Masters, http://dailyinbox.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A few miscellaneous events often overlooked when considering the "BC years" ...
3050 BC -
A Sumerian invents the wheel. Within the week, the idea is stolen and duplicated by other Sumerians, thereby establishing the business code of ethics.
2900 BC -
Egyptians create Sphinx, one of Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, but refuse to talk about it.
1850 BC -
Britons announce Operation Stonehenge a success after arranging slabs in sufficiently meaningless pattern to confuse "the learned"
1785 BC -
The first calendar is introduced by Babylonian scientists.
1768 BC -
Babylonians experience winter in June.
776 BC -
The world's first known money appears in Persia. World's first known counterfeiter appears in Persia next day.
525 BC -
The first Olympics are held in Greece. An eastern block country enters six footer with a mustache in women's shot put.
410 BC -
Rome ends the practice of enslaving debtors, removing biggest single obstacle to the development of the credit card.
404 BC -
The Peloponnesian war enters 27th year because neither side can find a treaty writer who can spell "Peloponnesian."
214 BC -
Tens of thousands of Chinese people complete 1,500 mile long Great Wall. Neighbor's dog gets through.
1 BC -
Calendar manufacturers argue over what to call the next year.
Source: DW’s Joke of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Planning to do some repair work in our home, I went to the nearest sawmill for materials. I was looking for suitable boards when the foreman asked if I needed help. I told him that I had tried to find some boards without knots in them. He looked quietly at me and said, "Without branches, where would you expect the little birds to sit and sing?"
Source: Top Greetings
George Mueller, after having read the Bible through one hundred times with increasing delight, made this statement:
"I look upon it as a lost day when I have not had a good time over the Word of God. Friends often say, 'I have so much to do, so many people to see, I cannot find time for Scripture study.' Perhaps there are not many who have more to do than I. For more than half a century I have never known one day when I had not more business than I could get through. For 4 years I have had annually about 30,000 letters, and most of these have passed through my own hands. Then, as pastor of a church with 1,200 believers, great has been my care. Besides, I have had charge of five immense orphanages; also, at my publishing depot, the printing and circulating of millions of tracts, books, and Bibles; but I have always made it a rule never to begin work until I have had a good season with God and His Word. The blessing I have received has been wonderful."
Pulpit Pieces Weekly, http://www.net153.com/best.htm