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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 4, 2006
"Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn." - John Wesley
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Years ago, I asked God to give me a spouse, "You don't own because you didn't ask" God said. Not only I asked for a spouse but also explained what kind of spouse I wanted. I want a nice, tender, forgiving, passionate, honest, peaceful, generous, understanding, pleasant, warm, intelligent, humorous, attentive, compassionate and truthful. I even mentioned the physical characteristics I dreamt about.
As time went by I added the required list of my wanted spouse. One night, in my prayer, God talked to my heart: "My servant, I cannot give you what you want."
I asked, "Why God?" and God said "Because I am God and I am fair. God is the truth and all I do are true and right."
I asked "God, I don't understand why I cannot have what I ask from you?"
God answered, "I will explain. It is not fair and right for Me to fulfill your demand because I cannot give something that is not your own self. It is not fair to give someone who is full of love to you if sometimes you are still hostile, or to give you someone generous but sometimes you can be cruel, or someone forgiving; however, you still hide revenge, someone sensitive; however, you are very insensitive...."
He then said to me: "It is better for Me to give you someone who I know could grow to have all qualities you are searching rather than to make you waste your time to find someone who already have the qualities you want. Your spouse would be bone from your bone and flesh from your flesh and you will see yourself in her and both of you will be one. Marriage is like a school. It is a life-long span education. It is where you and your partner make adjustment and aim not merely to please each other, but to be better human beings and to make a solid teamwork. I do not give you a perfect partner, because you are not perfect either. I give you a partner with whom you would grow together"
Source: The Inspired Buffalo, mailto:email@example.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Short-order Cook Code
Adam and Eve on a raft:
two poached eggs on toast.
Angels on horseback:
oysters rolled in bacon and served on toast.
Break it and shake it:
add egg to a drink.
cream cheese and jelly on white bread.
bowl of chili.
One from the Alps:
Swiss cheese sandwich.
Put a hat on it:
add ice cream.
Splash of red noise:
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
In line at the bookstore, I couldn't help noticing the two bestsellers the person in front of me was prepared to purchase:
"Conversations With God" and "How to Argue and Win Everytime."
Source: The Lame Humor List, http://absoluterobeo.com
Britain's oldest mechanic is still working full-time - at the age of 99.
Former Second World War Sergeant Major Buster Martin maintains a fleet of 100 vans for a plumbing firm, reports the Sun.
He retired at 97 but he applied for his current job after three months because he found retirement 'boring'.
He said: "There's nothing like a good day's hard grafting. I'm going to work until I die - which I reckon will be 125.
"There's nothing doddery about me. I love getting my hands dirty and bossing these youngsters about."
Buster, who is 100 in September, puts his good health down to "the odd daily pint, a walk to the library and press-ups".
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com