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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 15, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Our children are not going to be just "our children"--they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren. - Mary S. Calderone (1904-1998), Physician and educator

Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp


By Joy Sutton
Age 8

Prayer has always been a big part of my life, even before I was born. Lots of people prayed for me to be born safely after my morn had problems during her pregnancy with me. As soon as I began to speak, I began to pray.

My morn goes to prayer and missions conferences, and sometimes I get to go along with her. I make a sign that says "Prayer Chair." We put two chairs next to each other. People come and tell me what to pray for them, and then I pray. When I pray, I always ask God to give me the words to speak to them. Sometimes I get emails from people telling me how God answered the prayers that I prayed.

When my mother finally said I could get a kitten last summer, prayer was part of that too. I had prayed for a long time for God to show me the perfect kitten for me. I looked at two kitties at the shelter, but neither of them seemed right. We went to look at a kitty at someone's house, and in the car I prayed for God to give me a sign if this was the right kitty. When we got there, four kitties came, and I picked up one. I held her and thought she might be the kitty for me. Then my mother pointed to a hanging decorative sign exactly like one at our house. The sign had one word on it - PRAY! It made me feel really joyful and I knew that this was the kitten of my dreams. So if you ever pray and ask for a sign from God, He just might give you a literal sign!

Source: Pray!, May/June 2005, http://www.praymag.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Reasons You Should Buy a New Car:

- Your passenger seat is on the National Register of Historic Places.

- Instead of an air bag, there is a whoopee cushion taped to your steering wheel.

- You lose the stoplight challenge to a 14 year old on a moped.

- 15 minute Jiffy Lube needs to keep your car for 3 days.

- When you gas up, the attendant asks, "Can I re-duct tape that windshield for you?"

- Thieves repeatedly break in your car just to steal the "Club".

- While sitting at a stop light, people keep running up to you and asking if anyone was hurt.

Source: Cybersalt Digest, http://www.cybersalt.org/


While working in the psychology department at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, MI, I was asked to enlarge a chart for a meeting. I called the copy room and asked, "Can I get something blown up down there?"

After a pause the voice on the line replied, "I think you want the chemistry lab."

Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.premiumhealth.com/laughlift/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

My parents emigrated from Greece before my birth. Although Dad received his U.S. citizenship while my siblings and I were still young, Mother couldn't take the time to learn English because she had to care for three daughters and four sons. At the age of 57, she finally appeared before a judge in the District Court of Washington, D.C., to receive her citizenship papers. After hearing the presentation, the judge asked my mother why she had not applied earlier. Pointing to her children standing next to her, Mother proudly responded, "Your Honor, I was too busy raising seven Americans."

Contributed to "Life In These United States" by Anthony C. Serkedakis

Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp

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