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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 25, 2006
"The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions." - William F. Scolavino
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all prayers to God are received."
I looked around in this area, seeing every prayer routed directly to God. Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the prayer answers - the graces and blessings the people asked for are sent directly to those who asked for them." So many blessings were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. "This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. "How is it that? There's no work going on here?" I asked.
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.” How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked.
"Simple," the angel answered. "Just say, "Thank you, Lord" "What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world.” If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that. Also If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world. If you can attend a church meeting without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death ... you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."
Source: Chapnotes, mailto:ChapnotesMail@aol.com?Subject=Subscribe
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Just after she received her driver's license, my daughter borrowed the family car. An hour later the phone rang. She had locked the car doors and the key to unlock them didn't work. "It must be the wrong key," she claimed.
"If it's on the same key ring, then it's the right one," I assured her.
"Mom," she said emphatically, "it doesn't work. The store owner tried, and so did another pedestrian. It's the wrong key!"
"Try once more," I sighed. "Then walk home if it still doesn't work."
A few minutes later the phone rang again. "The key works, and I'm coming home now."
"What happened?" I asked.
"I was trying to unlock the wrong white car," she replied sheepishly.
Submitted by Lorraine
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
During operation desert storm, my family and I wrote to several service members stationed in the Gulf. My younger brother asked one officer what "MRE" stands for. The captain wrote back, "MRE stands for 'Meals Ready to Eat' -- three lies in one!"
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Rosanne Moore
Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
One day, there was a blind man sitting on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet and a sign that read: "I am blind, please help."
A creative publicist was walking by and stopped to observe. He saw that the blind man had only a few coins in his hat. He dropped in more coins and, without asking for permission, took the sign and rewrote it.
He returned the sign to the blind man and left. That afternoon the publicist returned to the blind man and noticed that his hat was full of bills and coins.
The blind man recognized his footsteps and asked if it was he who had rewritten his sign and wanted to know what he had written on it.
The publicist responded: "Nothing that was not true. I just wrote the message a little differently." He smiled and went on his way.
The new sign read: "Today is Spring and I cannot see it."
~ Kim Klaver
Submitted by B. B.