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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 30, 2005
To be content with little is hard; to be content with much is impossible. - Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
Source: Beliefnet Daily Inspiration, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Robert Robinson, a poor orphan, wandered from place to place, never calling anywhere home Until one night the Holy Spirit led him into a tent meeting. The preacher, the great evangelist George Whitefield, preached on the subject of Jesus' love for sinners.
Robert's heart was touched. He was baptized, enrolled in a ministerial college, and graduated as a Methodist minister. In 1758, at the age of 23, Robert wrote the words to the hymn: "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing." The poem was published.
Years passed, and Robert drifted away from his calling as a minister and from his Savior. One day he found himself traveling in a stagecoach with a Christian woman who insisted on talking with him about God. Feeling especially low, he tried to avoid speaking to her, but she persisted.
"You really should hear the words to this incredible poem I found. She read the poem to him, not realizing that he was the man who had written it years earlier.
When the woman had finished reading. Robert tried to change the subject. But, the woman raved about the poem and its beautiful message.
Finally in exasperation, Robert blurted out, "Madam, I know the words to the poem quite well. I am the poor, unhappy man who composed that hymn many years ago, and I would give a thousand worlds if I could enjoy the feelings I felt then."
Stunned by Robert's confession, the woman dared not speak again for the rest of the trip. By the time the stagecoach arrived at its destination, the Holy Spirit had turned Robert's heart. Robert Robinson served his Lord from that day until his death in 1790.
Source: Peace Above the Storm, http://isbn.nu/0816313857
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
It seems that gene-splicing has become a reality. Now all those old jokes about crossing a parrot with a centipede are within the realm of possibility. Here are a few examples:
Cross an Indian monkey with a vine of the legume family and a plant with yellow cup-shaped flowers will give you Rhesus Peanut Buttercup.
Cross a Sasquatch and a baboon. It's a Sassoon that lurks in the suburbs at night, catches unwary women and styles their hair.
Cross an armadillo with a hammerhead shark and keep your fridge smelling fresh. It's an Arm & Hammerhead shark.
Cross a sheep dog and a baby of the carp family will get you a Shag-carpette.
An Impossabull is what you get when you make a three-way cross between an impala, a possum and a bull. It's a 2,000 lb. antelope that hangs from trees and drops down on unsuspecting matadors.
Cross a rabbit with an amoeba gives you an Amoebit. It can multiply and divide at the same time.
Cross a racehorse with a hog and you get a Thoroughpig.
Cross a sheep with a porcupine and you get a Sheepupine. It not only supplies you with wool but will also knit you a sweater.
A combination of a lamprey eel and a baboon created at a famous American college gives you the Harvard Lampoon.
Submitted by Michele
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The Laws of the Squared Spouse:
3: Ratio of hours it will take you to complete a job on your spouse's "honey do" list to the number of hours it seems like it should take
9: Ratio of hours it will take you to complete a job on your spouse's "honey do" list to the number of hours your spouse thinks it should take
Submitted Ken Wade
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