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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 12, 2006
You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. - Publilius Syrus
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The greatest heritage anyone can receive is the influence of a Christian home. But children do not always respond favorably to mother’s efforts. Sin often snares the sons and daughters of the saintliest parents. But a godly mother never gives up. She ever encourages righteousness and redemption.
“Stop needling me, Mother!” If Robert Moffatt did not say it, at least he was thinking it when his mother volunteered some advice as her son prepared to leave home. Earnestly she sought to solicit his promise that he would read his Bible and pray twice daily.
Robert tried to ignore her entreaties. But at the moment of parting his mother once again implored, “Son, please promise me to read the Bible.”
The youth recognized that he dare not refuse. “Yes, Mother,” he replied. “I promise.” Later he explained to acquaintances who inquired about his practice, “My promise once made, must be kept.” So you see, if Mother had not “needled,” South Africa might have missed its pioneer missionary!
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) May 1990, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A woman left her friend as "security" at a petrol station after running out of money - but never came back.
The 20-year-old told the attendant in Muenchberg, Bavaria, she would drive to the nearest cash machine and left her friend, Maria Hundstorfer, as security.
But when she failed to come back after two hours, the petrol station owner called police.
Hundstorfer, 31, who was forced to take the train back to her home in Saxony, said: "We've not been friends for long, we met at a party and this was the first time we'd gone anywhere together. I can't believe she just left me sitting there."
A police investigation into the young woman found she had committed similar acts of theft at petrol stations across the state.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"I don't know anything about this man. Anyhow, I only know two things about him. One is, he has never been in jail, and the other is, I don't know why." - Mark Twain
Submitted by Lorraine
It's likely that only one emigrant wagon ever carried a million dollars worth of goods, but this wagon wasn't filled with gold or silver--instead, it carried fruit trees.
Henderson Luelling took his family to Oregon from Iowa in 1846. He brought two extra wagons filled with apple, cherry, pear, plum and black walnut trees. It was an odd sight, the covered wagon filled with dirt and with trees sticking out. Throughout the trip, Luelling pampered his prized cargo. His daughter, Eliza, wondered if he cared more about the trees than about her.
Luelling's plants thrived in fruit-bare Oregon, and his orchards were an immense success. Trailblazer William Barlow once estimated the resulting value of Luelling's trees at well over $1 million.
Submitted by Lorraine