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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 27, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. - Ken Hakuta

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


Russia used to be a land of Bibles. But in the 1930's Stalin came along. Stalin knew that it is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible reading people so he ordered all Christians sent to prison camps and all their Bibles confiscated. Thousands of Christians died in those cold cruel slave camps. But ironically most of the Bibles were NOT destroyed.

In 1994 missionaries arrived in Stavropol. They had asked to have Bibles shipped in but they were held up in red tape. Someone told them about a large warehouse outside of town where confiscated Bibles were still stored.

By some miracle they were granted permission to distribute them. Hiring several local Russian workers, they began to load the trucks. A young Agnostic was hired to help. Not long after they started he disappeared. He was found in the corner of the warehouse weeping. He held a Bible in his hands. He had intended to steal it for himself and somehow he had picked up his own grandmother's Bible off the pile. Her signature was on the front page. Think of the odds! Of all those thousands of Bibles and he got the very one that would change his life. Today he is being transformed by the same Bible that his grandmother was persecuted for.

Source: Christian Reader, Sept/Oct 1995, p. 57

Submitted by Dave Parker

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

From British Newspapers

Commenting on a complaint from a Mr Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West gas said, "We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It's possible Mr Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house." (The Daily Telegraph)

Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It's a Special Branch vehicle and they don't want the public to know what it looks like. (The Guardian)

A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coastguard spokesman commented, "This sort of thing is all too common". (The Times)

At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coastguard on the spot and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff. (Aberdeen Evening Express)

Mrs. Irene Graham of Thorpe Avenue, Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled "He'd always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946, they spelt out "Heil Hitler." (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

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


At the scale-manufacturers' convention, people often wanted to weigh themselves on different scales to see if they agreed. Some visitors abstained, however, not wishing to advertise their weight.

A smooth-talking representative coaxed a woman onto his scale by promising her that he would not look and that she could even cover the digital display so only she could see her weight.

She finally stood on the scale, whereupon a loud, mechanical voice from within the machine announced: "One hundred and sixty-three."

Contributed to "All in a Day's Work" by Stanton Bussell

Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Not Google but Logogle? Type in a word and make your very own logo that looks a lot like Google's.


Source: Web Evangelism, http://guide.gospelcom.net/

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