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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 19, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm


Paul writing from a prison cell and probably knowing that he would soon die by the guillotine writes to the Philippians, I give thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor imprisoned in 1943 for his political and Christian opposition to the Nazi regime, was executed two years later. On the day that the sentence was carried out he conducted a service for the other prisoners. One of those prisoners, an English officer who survived, wrote these words:

Bonhoeffer always seemed to me to spread an atmosphere of happiness and joy over the least incident, and profound gratitude for the mere fact that he was alive... He was one of the very few persons I have ever met for whom God was real and always near... On Sunday, April 8, 1945, Pastor Bonhoeffer conducted a little service of worship and spoke to us in a way that went to the heart of all of us. He found just the right words to express the spirit of our imprisonment, and the thoughts and resolutions it had brought us. He had hardly ended his last prayer when the door opened and two civilians entered. They said, "Prisoner Bonhoeffer, come with us." That had only one meaning for all prisoners--the gallows. We said good-bye to him. He took me aside: "This is the end; but for me it is the beginning of life."

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


A grown-up is someone who suffers from responsibility.

Sermons and biscuits are improved by shortening.

If your parachute doesn't open up for you, you've obviously jumped to a conclusion.

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research.

Sign in a travel agency window: "Please go away."

Hummingbirds have forgotten the words.

People who are wrapped up in themselves are overdressed.

George Washington's brother was the uncle of our country.

Life is like a doughnut. You're either in the dough or in the hole.

Submitted by B. B.


On the job as a dental receptionist, I answered the phone and noticed on the caller-ID screen that the incoming call was from an auto repair shop. The man on the line begged to see the dentist because of a painful tooth.

"Which side of your mouth hurts?" I asked the patient.

He sighed and answered, "The passenger side."

Contributed by Cheryl Pace Satterwhite

Source: The Reader's Digest, Copyright April 2002, All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Netscape White Pages: Reverse Lookup

Find the person or business behind a phone number, postal address, or email address in the U.S. with this reverse lookup directory. From Netscape.


Source: ArcaMax New Sites, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44

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