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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 28, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Let us be of good cheer; remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which will never happen. - James Russel Lowell

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol


A lady of position and property, anxious about her neighbors, provided religious services for them. She was very deaf—could scarcely hear at all. On one occasion one of her preachers managed to make her understand him; and, at the close of their conversation, asked, “But what part do you take in the work?”

“Oh,” she replied, “I smile them in, and I smile them out!”

Very soon the preacher saw the result of her generous, loving sympathy in a multitude of broad-shouldered, hard-fisted men, who entered the place of worship, delighted to get a smile from her, as she used to stand in the doorway to receive them. Why do not the working classes attend the house of God? They would, in greater numbers, if self-denying, Christ-loving Christians would smile them in, and smile them out.

From: The Christian

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) May 4, 1888, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A Welsh farmer says his pet sheep thinks she's a sheepdog.

Emlyn Roberts saved Rolo from death as a lamb and has since raised her at home with his sheepdogs.

Rolo enjoys being taken for a walk on the lead and watching TV with her master, reports the North Wales Daily Post.

And she has even started herding with her sheepdog mates, although so far she's only been let loose on ducks.

Emlyn, of Pentir, near Bangor, said: "She is growing up exactly like a dog. You can tell she thinks of herself as a dog. You could have some real fun with her at Crufts.

"She can jump through hoops and slide down a ramp just like the dogs. She's a very intelligent sheep - not like any other sheep at all.

"She sometimes comes into the house and sits there watching TV with us. She eats absolutely anything you put in front of her. What she really likes is nuts.

"But anything you put down for the dogs, she'll help herself. She's more than happy to eat dog food."

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com


When Jack was employed at his denomination's headquarters, it was customary for all employees to pause for prayer each morning at 9:00. A "prayer bell" signaled the beginning and ending of this daily routine.

Occasionally, though, employees would find themselves on the phone during prayer time, and the entire office, now quiet, would overhear their conversation.

One morning during prayer time, a co-worker named Paul could be heard in the office, shouting, "Hello? Hello? I can hear you. Can you hear me?"

Source: The Lame Humor List, http://absoluterobeo.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What's a little debt between friends?

Read about how Great Briton is just finishing paying off their WW2 loans to the US. The WW1 loans are still due.


Source: The Pocket Newsletter, Copyright ©1996-2005, All Rights Reserved, http://thepocket.com

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