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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 31, 2006
Many people are inventive, sometimes cleverly so. But real creativity begins with the drive to work on and on and on. - Margueritte Harmon Bro
Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:email@example.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, recalls:
From my earliest memories, the Haggard family prayed like all faithful Midwestern church-goers: before meals, during church, and on special occasions. But when my father was born again after hearing a Billy Graham sermon, his prayer life changed dramatically. It became personal, powerful, and practical.
Dad was a veterinarian. One day he treated a pony that was part of a competitive pulling team. The pony was blind in one eye, but had otherwise been strong. Dad couldn't diagnose the pony's sickness, and when its owner stepped away, Dad timidly prayed, "God, heal this pony."
Three days later, the owner called Dad's office in excited amazement. The pony had not only recovered, but was able to see out of both eyes for the first time in its life.
Is prayer effectual? I have no doubt. Why? Because of my praying Dad.
Citation: Ted Haggard, "Marcus Haggard: Compassion-Driven Miracles," Pray! (September/October 2004)
Source: Preaching Today, http://tinyurl.com/328jd
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Children Say It Best
JACK (age 3) was watching his mom breast-feed his new baby sister. After a while he asked, "Mom, why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"
DI (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked, "How much do I cost?"
MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young man and woman who were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad, "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"
CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?"
JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked, "What happened to the flea?"
TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"
Source: Monday Fodder
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Budapest Zoo Sign
"Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty."
Submitted by Lorraine
Q. I've heard that bamboo is the fastest-growing plant. Just how fast does it grow?
A. David Farrelly, in his The Book of Bamboo, says that bamboo has been measured to grow 47.6 inches in a 24-hour period. Other sources specify it was a Japanese scientist who measured the growth of a Phyllostachys bambusoides. That must have been under ideal conditions of heat, humidity and very fertile soil. But, in the less than perfect conditions in my garden, I've seen new shoots of Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' grow about a foot a day. What's most remarkable is that eight-inch diameter, 60 to 80 foot tall bamboos have reached that height in one growing season, which might have been as short as two months.
Source: American Bamboo, http://www.americanbamboo.org/index.html