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...somebody e-mailed me the other day.

Enjoy! :) )

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"(W)hy should I mourn at the untimely fate of my people? Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless. Your time of decay may be distant, but it will surely come, for even the White Man (...) cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We will see."

Seealth, chief of the Squamish, 1854, as reported by Henry Smith in the Seattle Sunday Star, 1887 (Source here; critical here

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This is for all you girls 40 years and over… and for those who are turning 40, and for those who are scared of moving into their 50's… AND 60's… and for guys who are scared of girls over 40!

Andy Rooney says: As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

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 Somebody sent me this the other day and I found it touching.

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"If the citizens continue to shut themselves up more and more narrowly in the little circle of petty domestic interests and keep themselves constantly busy therein, there is a danger that they may in the end become practically out of reach of those great and powerful public emotions which do indeed perturb peoples but which also make them grow and refresh them. 
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Who comes up with stuff like that? And why isn't it me???

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

3. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

4. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

5. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

6. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

7. If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time... on a hill... on a curve... in the fog.

8. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

9. The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.

11. A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

12. The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

13. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

14. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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I Am A Christian 

by Carol Wimmer 

When I say, "I am a Christian,"  I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost!  That's why I chose this way"

When I say, "I am a Christian,"  I don't speak with human pride
I'm confessing that I stumble-needing God to be my guide

When I say, "I am a Christian,"  I'm not trying to be strong
I'm professing that I'm weak and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success
I'm admitting that I've failed and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, "I am a Christian,"  I don't think I know it all
I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible but God believes I'm worth it

When I say, "I am a Christian,"  I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name

When I say, "I am a Christian,"  I do not wish to judge
I have no authority--I only know I'm loved.

(Apparently, this poem is often
falsely attributed to Maya Angelou.)

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The Pastor of Bay Area Vineyard Church sent me this interesting piece of information:

When Christmas is written "Xmas" it is not attempt to ex Christ out of Christmas. Actually the "X" stands for the Greek letter chi pronounced like the "ch" in Bach. This is the first letter in the Greek title for Jesus. The word is Christos in Greek. So when one places a (chi) X in front of mas they are actually using the Greek letter chi which stands for Christ.


Most Christians are not aware of this so they think it is an attempt to be politically correct. So now you know. (If you didn't already.)



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