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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 22, 2006
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. - Joseph Addison
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the days when the great evangelist Moody was preaching in Chicago, a man, partially under the influence of liquor, seeing the warm lights of Moody’s tabernacle, staggered up the steps to the front door. Upon opening it, he saw no one within, but he did see the motto hanging above the pulpit: “God Is Love.” The man slammed the door, staggered down the steps, and muttered to himself, “God is love? God is not love. If God were love, He would love me, and He hates me.”
He continued his uneven walk around the block, still muttering to himself. But those words began to burn images into his benumbed thinking. A power seemed to draw him back to the tabernacle. With the throngs that were now making their way into the tabernacle, he soon found himself seated inside, and Mr. Moody was preaching. The sermon over, Moody made his way to the door to shake hands with the people as they left. But this man didn’t leave. He continued to sit in his seat, weeping. Moody came over to him, put his arm on the man’s shoulder, and asked, “Is there something that I can do for you? What was it in my sermon that touched your heart?”
“Oh, Mr. Moody, I didn’t hear a word that you spoke tonight,” the man responded. “It’s those words up there over your pulpit—‘God Is Love.’ “ Moody sat down and talked with him for a while, and soon he gave his heart to Moody’s God.
Friend, God is love. All His ways and acts are love.
By L. E. Tucker
Source: These Times, Copyright (c) November 1974, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A six-year-old boy posted 33p through the letterbox of a car dealer - to buy his dad a new car for his birthday.
Mazda MX5 dealership boss David Brewster, who found the envelope containing the coins and letter, said: "It's so sweet.
"We've never had a message like this before. At first we couldn't understand it.
"But we read it through a few times and worked out it's from a six-year-old boy. He had put the money in with the letter and asked for a car for his dad's birthday.
"I'm guessing the boy and his father must walk past our building regularly and his dad must say he wants one of our models."
The letter reads: "I want to get my dad a car. He wants a car from you please. My mum has got a car so I want my dad to have one.
"When is my dad going to get it? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday?"
Contact telephone numbers were left in the letter, mostly written in pencil, but were illegible.
The envelope was pushed through the letterbox of Dandy Cars.com in Newbury Park, Essex. The lad signed the letter Adil and said he lives in Lynn Road, Newbury Park.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I felt like a million dollars in the new flowered silk dress I had bought to wear to my brother-in-law's wedding. Many people admired my outfit, telling me how elegant I looked. A week later while shopping, I saw my dress in the window of the store where I had bought it. The sign read nightgowns, half price.
Submitted by Lorraine
A safari park is warning visitors to remove England flags from their cars after a group of baboons began stealing them.
The animals have built up a huge collection of flags in the monkey enclosure at Knowsley safari park in Merseyside.
Keepers at the park say the 120-strong troop of baboons have been known to help themselves to windscreen wipers but have now turned their attentions to the World Cup flags.
Safari Park general manager David Ross told the Liverpool Echo: "Many people are wisely removing the flags before they set off on the safari drive.
"But if they forget, the baboons usually take them and they've now built up quite a collection."
See baboon here: http://tinyurl.com/etjkv
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com