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It's a dog eat dog world out there. And they're short on napkins.

Never trust a stockbroker who's married to a travel agent.

On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Disneyland: A people trap operated by a mouse.

Common Sense Isn't.

Sooner or later, EVERYONE stops smoking.

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

The best way to save face is to keep the lower part shut.


Politically Correct School

No one fails a class anymore, he's merely "passing impaired."
You don't have detention, you're just one of the"exit delayed."
Your bedroom isn't cluttered, it's just "passage restrictive."
These days, a student isn't lazy. He's "energetically declined."
Your locker isn't overflowing with junk, it's just "closure prohibitive."
Kids don't get grounded anymore. They merely hit "social speed bumps."
Your homework isn't missing, its just having an "out-of-notebook
You're not sleeping in class, you're "rationing consciousness."
You're not late, you just have a "rescheduled arrival time."
You're not having a bad hair day, you're suffering from "rebellious
follicle syndrome."
You don't have smelly gym socks, you have "odor-retentive athletic
No one's tall anymore. He's "vertically enhanced."
You're not shy. You're "conversationally selective."
You don't talk a lot. You're just "abundantly verbal."
You weren't passing notes in class. You were "participating in the
discreet exchange of penned meditations."
You're not being sent to the principals office. You're "going on a
mandatory field trip to the administrative building."
It's not called gossip anymore. It's "the speedy transmission of
near-factual information."
The food at the school cafeteria isn't awful. It's "digestively


A pun is a witty play on words. Sometimes it is a story or sentence
including a word that has two meanings, but most often a word is
substituted for one that sounds similar, giving a funny or ironic
twist to a sentence.

In the 17th and 18th centuries in England, it was fashionable to
create short one-syllable words from longer ones. One such word was
mob, which was short for mobile. Another may have been pun, from
pundigrion, a fancy name for a witty play on words. Pundigrion was
probably inherited from Italian puntiglio (nice point; quibble),
which also gave us punctilious [adj. pungk-TIL-ee-us] (meticulous;
precisely proper).

More recently, these new words have emerged from pun:
punster: one who writes or utters puns
punnology: the study of wordplay involving puns
punnigram: a short witty poem or statement including a pun

We resisted the temptation to include a pun. But if you must have
them, here are more than you may ever want:


How the West Was Christianized: Learning from the Middle Ages
by Charles Colson

Ten years ago I wrote a book called Against the
Night, drawing a parallel between our own day and the
sack of Rome by barbarians in ancient times-and warning
that the modern barbarians are already at the gates.

Little did I know that, a decade later, I would
write another book--this time about how the ancient
Vikings and Vandals were eventually subdued by the
Christian church . . . and how we too can overcome
barbarism in our day.

But to do so, we must understand how the medieval church
was so successful. When Rome was sacked in 410 AD,
Christians were shocked. By that time, the empire had
been largely Christianized, and believers frantically
asked why God had not protected them. Where was divine

These questions prompted Augustine to pen his great
Book The City of God, warning Christians that they should not
confuse the earthly city with the heavenly one. Nor
should they view enemies of Rome as necessarily
enemies of God. In fact, what believers really ought
to do, Augustine said, is get on the ball and convert
the barbarians!

And that's exactly what the Church did. After Rome
fell, successive waves of barbarians overran the
Roman Empire, pillaging and destroying. Cities were
reduced to rubble and Roman civilization was
destroyed, to be replaced by small kingdoms ruled by
illiterate, barbaric warrior-kings.

In this time of cultural dissolution, it was the
Church that preserved not only the religion but also
the art, literature, and philosophy of Western culture.

Take, for example, St. Patrick, missionary to the
Irish. St. Patrick courageously faced down pagan druids,
who still practiced human sacrifice. He faced down
fierce Irish warriors, who hung their enemies' skulls
from their belts as trophies. Into this bloodthirsty
culture St. Patrick brought the Christian message of
love and forgiveness--with remarkable results.
Within his lifetime, the warriors cast aside their
swords of battle, and a culture of war and illiteracy
became a culture of peace and learning.

What's more, this vibrant Christian culture then sent
out a flood of missionaries all across the European
continent. The monks carried on their tradition of
copying the Bible, along with the other classics of Western
literature. Everywhere they went, the Irish monks
carried their Bibles and books around their waists-
just as the Irish pagans had once tied their enemies'
skulls to their waists.

Lasting peace could not come to Europe, however,
until the barbarians themselves were evangelized.
One of the most exciting chapters in the history of
the Christian church is the conversion and
transformation of the barbarians from bloodthirsty
warriors into peace-loving farmers, living by the
work of their hands instead of by theft and plunder.

This is how Christians are meant to function in
society--not defeatist nor despairing but always
ready to rebuild and restore. Like the Roman Christians
in Augustine's day, we too live in a society that was
once largely Christianized, but is now succumbing to barbarism.

And we too should be rolling up our sleeves and working
to convert the barbarians and rebuild the culture.

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The aspiring psychiatrists from various colleges were attending their
first siminar on emotional extremes.
"Just to establish some parameters," said the professor, to the
student from Vanderbilt, "What is the opposite of joy?"
"Sadness," said the student.
"And the opposite of depression?" he asked of the young lady from FSU.
"Elation," said she.
"And you sir," he said to the young man from UNC, "how about the
opposite of woe?"
The Tar Heel replied, "Sir, I believe that would be giddy-up."
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"Time is Slipping Away"
James 4:13-14

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There's a novelty company that's made a lot of money on people having birthdays that they may not be real excited about. You know, like those milestone birthdays: 40, 50, 60. Of course, if you're sad about how many birthdays this is, consider the alternative. That means you've stopped having birthdays, and that's not good. This company produces a whole line of birthday products called "Over the Hill." There are black balloons with those words on them, black banners, cards; all kinds of dark little reminders that tap into the very things you don't want this birthday to mean. A friend of mine who is facing the classic Baby Boomer crossroads of turning 60 was talking about it to an older man he knows. And that man said something I've laughed about several times since then. He said, "Hey, how can I be over the hill when I've never even made it to the top yet?"

I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about "Time is Slipping Away."

After I stopped laughing, I realized that's how a lot of folks really feel about their life. Where did it go? How can it be flying by so fast? Especially when there's so much I thought I would have or do by now and I haven't. Job said it this way, "My days are swifter than a runner" (Job 9:25).

I remember telling the quarterback of our high school's freshman football team, "Chris, you're going to blink your eyes and suddenly you'll be a senior playing your last games." He smiled like, "Yeah, whatever." One day in the senior locker room, he reminded me of what I had told him when he was just starting high school. He said, "Where did it all go so fast? Wasn't I a freshman just yesterday?"

Our word for today from the Word of God, James 4:13-14 puts our little journey on this planet into perspective. The Bible says, "Now listen you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this city or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." And at that point, it's all about eternity. A friend of mine was at a class reunion where he was talking with a classmate who had become a very successful physician. As the conversation turned somehow to talking about God, the doctor said very candidly, "Frankly, I'm nervous about eternity."

We should be, if we're not ready for the God we will meet on the other side. Actually, the Bible tells us that we couldn't be more "unready" to meet God. Isaiah 59:2 says, "Your sins have separated you from your God." The Bible makes it clear that we are all in deep trouble with God because "all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory" (Romans 3:23). We've been so busy pursuing the elusive goal of happiness and success that we've forgotten eternity.

And waiting to get ready for it is just foolhardy. As the Bible says, "Do not boast about (or count on) tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1). How many funerals have we been to of people who thought they had more time; maybe lots more time, and suddenly it was over.

We're not ready for eternity unless every sin of our life has been erased from God's book. And there's only one person who can do that: the Person who died to pay for that sin, and that's Jesus. In the words of the Bible, He made "peace (with God) through His blood, shed on the cross" (Colossians 1:20). The choice is simple. Either we put our trust in Jesus and His death for our sins, or we pay that death penalty ourselves - forever. Jesus came to give us heaven. Once you come to His cross and put your total trust in what He did there for you, death is no longer the end, it's just the beginning! All death can do is take you to heaven if you belong to Jesus Christ.

If you don't belong to Him, if you're not sure you belong to Him, don't risk one more day without Him. The Bible says, "Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart" (Hebrews 4:7). I urge you to find a place where you can talk to Jesus and tell Him, "Jesus, I'm Yours. You died for my sins so I don't have to, and I know You're my only hope." The Bible says at that moment, you'll be taking from Jesus the gift of eternal life.

At our website, I've provided a brief explanation of how to be sure you belong to Jesus. You can read it or you can listen to it. Would you visit us there at Or call us for Yours For Life in booklet form at 877-741-1200.

The days, the years really do fly faster than we ever dreamed; each day bringing us closer to our last day. There's such wonderful peace in knowing that you're ready for eternity whenever it comes. For you, your last day on earth can be your first day in heaven if you've got Jesus in your heart.

If you're not sure you belong to Jesus, and you would like to make sure today, Ron would like to send to you a free copy of the booklet, "Yours for Life: How to Have Life's Most Important Relationship." To read it online, click here:

OR, to request your free copy of "Yours for Life," click here:

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* * * Four Important Things To KNOW: #1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) have sinned & fall short of the glory of God. #2) For the wages of above (see #1) are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation from God, & damnation) but the Gift (free & at no charge to you) of God (Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is Eternal Life (Heaven) through (in union with) Jesus Christ (God, Lord, 2nd Person of The Trinity, Messiah, Prince of Peace & Savior of the World). #3) For God so greatly loved & dearly prized the world (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) that He even gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone, anywhere, anytime - while still living) believes (trust in, relies on, clings to, depends completely on) Him shall have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven). #4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, & THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American, Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist, Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through) ME (no other name). *** This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - - (Rev. 3:20) {Please note that church membership, baptism, doing good things, etc. are not requirements for becoming a Christian - however they are great afterwards!!!} *** Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction (Hell, damnation, eternal punishment), and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness, forever with God), and only a few find it.

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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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