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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 2, 2005
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Althsuler
Source: DailyInBox From the Masters, http://dailyinbox.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing.
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.
Listening, one will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, one will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her. As one stands and watches these two friends, one sees how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is -- trusting that she will not lead him astray.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by God and those whom he places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, who watches over even a blind old horse, watch over us. Show us the way to You. Provide us with heavenly guides who will lead us to You through the fields of our lives. Amen.
Alison Cotter mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Spencerville, Ontario, Canada
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Source: Tidbits Daily Devotional,
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
-I planted some birdseed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.
-All I ask is a chance to prove that money can make me happy.
-What is a 'free' gift? Aren't all gifts free?
-What if there were no hypothetical questions?
-When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a
-My weight is perfect for my height; which varies.
-I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
-Where do forest rangers go to 'get away from it all'?
-What's another word for thesaurus?
-If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?
-Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A farmer called my veterinary office and asked me to make a house call. Because the road was closed, he parked his ancient pickup in a field for me to drive the rest of the way. But once behind the wheel, I realized the brakes didn't work. The truck sped toward the stable, across the farmyard, into the barn, and embedded itself in a gigantic haystack. Sweating, I climbed out and apologized. "Don't worry," the farmer said to me. "That's how I stop the car too."
Contributed to "All In a Day's Work" by Joseph Holmes
Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com
PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. (UPI) -- Bird watchers excited by a great gray owl near a southern Wisconsin power station on Lake Kegonsa sparked a security scare at the facility.
A majestic nearly 3-foot tall great gray owl was spotted Sunday around a substation jointly owned by Alliant Energy and American Transmission Co.
Carloads of birders converged on the site with binoculars, cameras, long-range scopes and telephoto lenses -- and so did Dane County sheriff's police.
Power station security called law enforcement because the substation is considered a "soft target" for terrorists, the Wisconsin State Journal said.
Surprised birders were allowed to stay and observe the owl because they had broken no laws. A Madison, Wis., bird watcher said deputies told him they were just checking why a crowd was taking pictures near power equipment.
The great gray owl is one of the largest species of owl. It's normal habitat is in Canadian forests.
Copyright 2005 by United Press International.
Source: ArcaMax Weird News, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg