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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 26, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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


Once I went backstage at the Metropolitan Opera to interview Jerome Hines, the internationally famous singer, who is also an active Christian layman. While he applied makeup and got ready for his role in that night's production of Aida, I asked him questions about his life and faith. One of the most fascinating things he told me was that he wasn't a good enough singer to make his high school glee club. He auditioned for the choir, but failed to impress the director. Did that detour his career? I wanted to know.

"No, I kept on singing," Hines said, "because I loved to sing. I never considered it anything more than an avocation." So he went off to college, studied math and sang as a hobby— which led to some amateur roles, which led to his discovery by people who had a different opinion of his talent from his high school teacher. Later that night, as I stood in the wings and listened to his rich bass voice sweep over that famous hall, I wondered how there could have ever been any question.

I am always uplifted by such stories because they tell me that God has a place in mind for each of us and a plan for our getting there. It may not always be clear and we may get sidetracked, but if we trust Him and obey Him, nothing will thwart His will. He will prevail. Teach us to trust You, Lord, even when the results are discouraging at first.

By Fred Bauer

Source: Daily Guideposts, 1986, © Guideposts Associates, Inc., http://tinyurl.com/ydwer9

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Words That Really Should Exist From A to Z

Abracadabbler: an amateur magician.

Badaptation: a bad movie version of a good book.

Carbage: the trash found in your automobile.

Dadicated: being the best father you can be.

Ecrastinate: checking your e-mail just one more time.

Faddict: someone who has to try every new trend that comes along.

Gabberflasted: the state of being speechless due to someone else talking too much.

Hackchoo: when you sneeze and cough at the same time.

Iceburg: an uppity, snobbish neighborhood.

Jobsolete: a position within a company that no longer exists.

Knewlyweds: second marriage for both.

Lamplify: turning on (or up) the lights within a room.

Mandals: sandals for men.

Nagivator: someone who constantly assists with driving directions in an overly- critical manner.

Obliment: an obligatory compliment.

Pestariffic: adjective describing a particularly pesty person.

Qcumbersome: a salad that contains too many cucumbers.

Ramdumbtious: a rowdy, energetic person who's not too bright.

Sanktuary: a graveyard for ships.

Testimoney: fees paid to expert witnesses.

Unbrella: an umbrella that the wind has turned inside-out.

Vehiculized: you own a vehicle.

Wackajacky: very messed up.

Xerocks: two identical pieces of stone.

Yawnese: the language of someone trying to speak while yawning.

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/


It was hot outside, but it was even hotter in the restaurant. I was serving tables when a customer stopped me and asked if there was anything I could do about the heat. I told him I'd see. Just as I was going to the manager, the automatic sprinkler system came on; a fire had started in the kitchen. As everybody got up to leave, the same customer caught my eye and gave me a wink. "That's not quite what I had in mind," he said.

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Computer Tips - Adjust Print Size

Have you ever tried to print an email only to find the text was way too small to easily read or so big it eats up more paper than you wish? Did you know in most email clients you can easily change the text size?

Even if you don't want print the message you can adjust the text size for simply reading it if it's difficult to read.

In Outlook Express go the View menu and select Text Size. Make it bigger or smaller as needed. If you have a wheel mouse it's even easier. Just hold down the Ctrl (control) key and roll the wheel. One direction increases the size and the other decreases it.

You'll find the text size option in many other email clients, though some may require that you select the text in the message first. You may have other programs that support this option as well, though it may be listed using another term or in a different menu. For example, in the editor I use to write this newsletter it's under Preferences in the Configure menu. Look around, your programs won't bite you. Most of them won't anyway.

Disclaimer: Advice in this column is presented as informational and is true to the best of my knowledge. Any decisions to follow this advice is your responsibility. Your computer, your choice.

Source: Internet Tutor, http://www.gophercentral.com/sub/sub-tutor.html

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