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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 6, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction." - Rita Mae Brown

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php


When I was 11 years old, my father, an Army colonel, was stationed in Europe. After planning a last-minute trip to Greece, our family of five raced off to Rhein Main Air Base in Frankfurt.

We arrived in the departure lobby, where entire families were waiting for the next available flight. To their annoyance, we were put at the top of the passenger list because of my father's rank. We were also first to board the military cargo plane.

The weary people in line behind us groaned as my father marched toward the only five cushioned seats in the aircraft. Then he hesitated and moved on to the seats used for carrying troops. "Make yourselves comfy, kids," he boomed. "This is how we fly in the Army!" Suddenly smiles appeared on the rest of the passengers' faces, and my father was the toast of the flight.

Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Erin Y. Lynch

Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A kid and his mom were walking on the sidewalk in Dallas. The kid, being 100% Texan, upon seeing some cowboys, said, "Hey Maw, look at them thar men with them thar bowed laigs."

She said that if he didn't start speaking correct English, she was going to send him to a Shakespearean English school.

A little further along, they saw some more cowboys. "Hey maw! Look at them thar men with them thar bowed legs!" he said.

So, true to her word, she sent him off to a Shakespearean English school to learn correct English.

He came home several months later on vacation. As they walked together down the sidewalk, they saw some cowboys.

"Hark!" he said, "What manner of men are these who wear their legs in parentheses?"

Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/subscribe.html


A young man I had a crush on returned home from a long overseas tour of duty in the Army. As we talked, he told me with great sincerity how glad he was to be back. My heart flew, and I asked him what he had missed most. He looked into my eyes and replied, "Wheel of Fortune."

Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by K.T.

Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Stuart Briscoe writes about a funeral for a war veteran in which the man's military buddies had a role in the service.

The friends requested that the minister lead them to the casket for a moment of silence. They would then follow him out a side door. The plan was carried out with military precision--until the minister marched them into a broom closet. The soldiers had to make an awkward retreat.

That preacher made an honest mistake, but it illustrates that leaders need to know where they are going. As go the leaders, so go the followers.

By Haddon Robinson

Source: KneEmail, mailto:kneemail-subscribe@welovegod.org

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