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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 14, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Everyone is ignorant on different subjects." - Will Rogers

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


An acquaintance of mine nearly lost his life in a flying accident a few years ago. I had breakfast with him some time after that accident, and I asked him how his accident and his lingering physical problems had affected him. He said, "Bill, I see life so much more clearly now. My relationship with Jesus Christ is now of supreme importance." It hadn't been before. "Now when I hold my wife and when I kiss my children, I realize what a treasure they are." I remember sliding back from the table, thinking, That loss served this brother well. It simplified and clarified what really mattered in life.

Citation: Bill Hybels, "The Often-overlooked Benefits of Losing," Preaching Today, Tape No. 80.

Source: Leadership Weekly, http://tinyurl.com/fqm43

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

When I'm An Old Lady

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with my son,
and make his life happy and filled with such fun,
I want to pay back all the joy he's provided,
returning each deed. Oh, he'll be so excited
. . . when I'm an old lady and live with my son.

I'll write on the wall with red, white, and blue;
and bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.
I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, will he shout!
. . . when I'm an old lady and live with my son.

When he's on the phone and just out of reach,
I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, he'll snap his fingers and then shake his head,
and when he is done I'll hide under the bed.
. . . when I'm an old lady and live with my son.

When my son's wife cooks dinner and calls me to meals,
I'll not eat my green beans or salads congealed.
I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
and when she gets angry, run fast as I'm able.
. . . when I'm an old lady and live with my son.

I'll sit close to the TV, thru the channels I'll click,
I'll cross both my eyes to see if they stick,
I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
and play in the mud until the end of the day.
. . . when I'm an old lady and live with my son.

And later, in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
and thank God in prayer and then close my eyes;
and my son will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
and say with a groan, "she's so sweet when she's sleeping,"
. . . when I'm an old lady and live with my son.

Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.premiumhealth.com/laughlift/


A very elderly gentleman (mid-nineties), very well dressed, hair well-groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel smelling slightly of a good after shave, presenting a well looked-after image, walks into an upscale restaurant. Seated at the bar is an elderly looking lady (mid eighties). The gentleman walks over, sits alongside of her, orders a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and says, "So tell me, do I come here often?"

Submitted by Christine Eustaquio

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Art graduate Lauren Porter knitted a Ferrari sports car for her honours degree at Bath Spa University.

The classic red bodywork consists of 250 squares of garter stitch made by Lauren and 20 family members and friends.

The windows are V-shaped stocking stitch, while the details are crochet and the badge is embroidered.

It's all supported by a steel frame which Lauren, 22, of Greatham, Hants, welded herself.

See the car here: http://tinyurl.com/znv8h

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

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