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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 25, 2006
If you're called upon to give advice, you should know that it is like snow: The softer it falls, the deeper it goes.
Submitted by Vicky
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
“What did you preach about this week?” was the question asked of a city pastor the other day.
“I preached about Andrew,” was the reply; “and, do you know, I found him a most interesting character.”
“What was there about him that was remarkable?”
“Well, I do not suppose you would call him a great man, but the significant thing about him was that every time he is mentioned in Scripture he was introducing some one to Jesus.”
This was certainly a beautiful occupation, and yet it does not call for any wonderful talents. It is work that any one of us can do.
From: Westminster Teacher
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 17, 1929, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
If you wait long enough in an airport terminal, you may see some sights that may seem weird, wacky and offbeat. Speaking to Delta Skycap, Nathan, I happened to get one of these stories from him about a dog.
“It seems one traveler to Chicago had his hands full trying to coax his German shepherd to enter the portable kennel- cage. The poor guy repeatedly held open the door, but his “Mr. Brown” refused to co-operate. Their wrestling match continued, eventually to the point of drawing the attention of an amused audience on the terminal sidewalk. The traveler would no sooner get the dog’s head inside than when he let go of the front end, he couldn’t reach the backside quickly enough to push. By that time, “Mr. Brown’s” head was already extracted.”
“Someone in the crowd stepped forward and asked, “May I help you?”
“The frustrated dog owner was more than happy to oblige. “If you think you can get him in the case, just tell me what the trick is!” he answered in a whipped tone of voice.”
“The friendly stranger came up and petted the German Shepherd, quietly making friends with the disturbed animal. “You won’t have to do anything.” he replied. “Just keep that door open and I will handle it quite well, thank you.”
“This friendly man stooped over and grabbed the dog’s hand legs, lifting them off the ground. He then used them like wheelbarrow handles and steered the “Mr. Brown” right into the cage. The maneuver seemed like something he had done many times before. Then the happy owner slammed the door shut, without any further ado. “
“It was over! Several onlookers in the crowd clapped in surprise and appreciation. And an overworked pet owner now was thanking the stranger for his unexpected help.”
Nathan, the Skycap, grinned as he finished his story. ”I’ve never seen that kennel act before or since.” he said. “I have wheeled in many a pet, but that’s probably one of the most surprised dogs I have ever taken into the airport.”
By Chaplain Shields Moore
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A 4 yr old little boy's mommy was pregnant with his first sibling. His parents made great effort to talk to him and involve him as much as possible with every aspect of the impending birth. He was so excited and talked about his baby all of the time!!!
Well, as mommy's tummy was getting larger, she asked the 4 yr old if he would like to feel the baby kick, putting his hand on her swollen belly, explaining that the baby was inside of her.
Well, he stopped talking about the baby at all for the next couple of weeks. A friend of the family finally asked him, "Why don't you talk about your baby anymore, aren't you still so excited?" To which the 4 yr old sadly replied, " No, I think mommy ate him!"
Submitted by L.A.
One night a few London policemen noticed that the door of a jewelry store was partly open. Upon investigation they detected three burglars trying to crack open the safe. In the battle that followed, the police captured one culprit, but the other two escaped. One of the officers stepped into the darkness and cried loudly for help.
A gentleman who happened along at the time saw the two robbers escaping in the night, and took both of them on. After a hand-to-hand battle he captured one, much to the delight of the officers, who asked him to accompany them to the police station as a witness against these men. At the police station, when the gentleman was asked to give his name, he answered, "The Prince of Wales."
Source: Path to the Heart, Glenn A Coon, © 1958 by Review and Herald Publishing Association