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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 10, 2006
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
We will probably never know how many disasters are averted because of the prayers of children. But because their faith is so pure (and Scripture says their angels "always see the face of the Father in heaven"), wonderful things can happen. Nancee Donavan agrees.
One morning, her second-grade daughter, Rebecca Lynn, was supposed to bring cookies for the class treat. But Nancee had gotten a late start baking, and the cookies weren't ready to take on the school bus. "I'll finish them, and drop them off at school way before lunch," Nancee promised.
Rebecca Lynn was not happy about this, but she kissed her Mom good-bye, and got on the bus. In an hour or so, the cookies were ready. Nancee's husband went out to start the car, as Nancee dressed the three-year-old, Jerry. But she didn't hear anything. Looking out, she realized that the car's engine wasn't turning over.
After about fifteen minutes, her husband came back. "The car's dead," he said. "I've tried everything but it won't start."
"What are we going to do now?" Nancy wondered aloud. "Rebecca is going to be so disappointed."
Little Jerry looked up. "We could pray!" he suggested, his eyes bright.
The adults looked at him. "Well,..." Nancee began.
But Jerry was already on his knees. "Please, God, make the car start!" he prayed.
Nancee's husband smiled. "I guess I'd better try it again."
He went out, turned the ignition key--and the engine sprang to life.
Astonished--and before the car could change its mind!--Nancee and Jerry jumped in, and they sped to school.
Nancee's husband kept the engine idling, as Nancee and Jerry brought the cookies to a delighted Rebecca, then ran back to the car. Next stop, the mechanic. He would be back in a few moments, they were told, so they sat down to wait.
Soon the mechanic returned, opened the hood and looked at the car. "Who helped you start your car?" he asked.
"No one," Nancee's husband replied.
The mechanic shook his head. "You couldn't have done that. The battery is completely dead. It's ice cold."
The adults looked at each other.
What a Father they served, One who cared about every detail of their lives!
By Joan Wester Anderson
Copyrighted © 2003. For more stories of God's love, check Joan’s website at: http://joanwanderson.com
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When my mother visited me, I made her tea for breakfast and coffee for myself. "I wish you wouldn't do that," she said. "I much prefer having coffee."
"But, mother," I protested, "you always drank tea at breakfast at home."
"True," she agreed. "You see, before I got married, I used to have coffee at breakfast. But I found that your father liked tea, and I thought it was silly to make both." I suggested that if, after 37 years of marriage, she preferred coffee, then that's what she should have.
Back home, mother started making coffee for herself but tea for my father. After a week or so, father looked up from his breakfast. "How is it," he asked plaintively, "that you can have coffee in the morning, and I have to have tea?"
Submitted by Lorraine
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As he reviewed pilot crash reports, my Air Force military science professor stumbled upon this understated entry:
"After catastrophic engine failure, I landed long. As I had no power, the landing gear failed to deploy and no braking was available. I bounced over the stone wall at the end of the runway, struck the trailer of a truck while crossing the perimeter road, crashed through the guardrail, grazed off a large pine tree, ran over a tractor parked in the adjacent field and hit another tree.
Then I lost control of the plane."
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The first envelopes with gummed flaps were produced in 1844. In Britain, they were not immediately popular because it was thought to be a serious insult to send a person's saliva to someone else.
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