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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 26, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
-Chinese proverb

Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:quote-a-day-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Leonardo Da Vinci, just before he commenced work on his "Last Supper" had a violent argument with a fellow painter. Leonardo was so bitter that he determined to paint the face of his enemy, the other artist, into the face of Judas, and thus take his revenge by handing the man down in infamy and scorn to succeeding generations. The face of Judas was, therefore, one of the first he finished. And everyone could easily recognize it as the face of the painter with whom he had quarreled.

But when he came to paint the face of Christ, he could make no progress. Something seemed to be baffling him, holding him back, frustrating his best efforts. Finally he came to the conclusion that the thing that was frustrating him was that he had painted the face of his enemy onto the face of Judas. He painted out the face of Judas and was then able to resume his work on the face of Jesus and this time did it with the success that the ages have acclaimed.

When Da Vinci moved past his right to take revenge and made the right response instead, he broke the power of hatred and allowed the love of Christ to have the last word.

Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Signs That You Might Be A Frustrated Mom

Your children know how to read HTML code but can't operate a vacuum cleaner.

Your children tell you that you said "yes" and you don't even remember the question.

You go to the grocery store and find yourself having a good time.

Your husband asks how your day went and you rate it on a scale of 1-10 repeats of "stop that!" or "no!".

You can't remember the last time you didn't have to share your drink.

You mistakenly tell the kids it's "sanity" time when you meant to say "bed" time.

You dread hearing the phone ring because it's a sure sign there's about to be trouble amongst the children.

It's finally your turn on the computer and "Touched by an Angel" is just coming on.

You go to sleep with "I'm bored" or "I'm hungry" still ringing in your ears.

Submitted by B. B.


During a trip from California to Indiana, it didn't help that my connecting flight from Denver was delayed twice because of mechanical problems. Then, after we were aloft, I noticed the lights began flickering. I mentioned this to a flight attendant. "I'll take care of it," she said. Moments later the lights went out. Clearly she had solved the problem by turning off all the lights. A passenger across the aisle who had been watching me leaned over and said, "Whatever you do, please don't ask about the engines."

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Which ranch is bigger than a state?

The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. It comprises 1.25 million acres and was the first ranch in the world to be completely fenced in. At one time, its borders were guarded by armed patrol.

Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44

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