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Why did the UNC cheerleader bury her flashlight?
Her batteries were dead.
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When does an Irish potato change its nationality?
When it's french fried.


Read what you have time for below & save the
residuum for a rainy/blustery/dilatory time when
the resplendent & effulgent foliage is cascading
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The businessman dragged himself home and barely made
it to his chair before he dropped, exhausted. His sympathetic
wife was right there with a tall cool drink and a comforting
word. "My, you look tired," she said. "You must have had
a hard day today. What happened to make you so exhausted?"
"It was terrible," her husband said, "The computer broke
down and all of us had to do our own thinking."


This material is not suitable for those who are deficient in humor
or thought challenged!!! Do not read any further - you have been
warned. Preconceived ideas and biases could be endangered.
A unique blend of the jocular with provocative rumination is just
ahead for your divertissement!?!
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Q: Did you hear about the UNC* student who stood
in front of a mirror with her eyes closed?
A: She wanted to see what she looked like asleep.

*UNC is the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Specializing in a wide range of degree programs including:
B.A. A.H.F.(Advanced Hamburger Flipping), A.P.E., B.R.C.
(Bar Room Conversations), etc. Institution was founded in 1898
for sons/daughters of local Chapel Still politicians that were
unable to qualify for the more prestigious institutions of higher
learning such as Duke, Wake Forest, and N.C. State.


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Dear Howdy,

As much as I disagree with your conception of Christianity,
I do enjoy receiving "Thought and Humor" every week. I'm
a firm believer in dialogue, as opposed to knocking out
someone's server!



I can't help myself. My fingers are running away with me.
I must comment on the mixing of politics and religion. As
Christians we MUST be interested in politics!!!!!

Otherwise the Athiests, Agnostics, and flaming left wing
liberals will take over this country. They have already made
deep inroads into our religious freedoms, working to remove
any trace of our Christian Heritage from all public venues.
Undermining marriage and family values.We must at least
try to keep up with what is going on and make our voices
heard. Everyone must vote their conscience, but how can
we make good choices if we don't know the issues? We
must support our Christian politicians in their attempts to
return this country to its Christian Heritage, and enact laws
based on Christian values.

I am hooked on web sites such as Concerned Women for
America,, the Susan B Anthony List, The Presidential
Prayer Group and several others I can't remember off the top
of my fingers. Please keep reminding your readers that

That may not be the exact quote, but the message is plain. Christians
MUST get involved!!!!! (By the way, What is the exact quote and
who said it?
God Bless,


You could also tell Margaret that Gods laws hold eternal and are
repeated throughout the bible. While none of the other instances
sighted in the letter are ever repeated, homosexuality being wrong is
specifically stated again in 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 "Do you not know
that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any
share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the
impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who
participate in homosexuality, Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor
greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers,
nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the
kingdom of God."

Your friend in Christ
Rob (UCLA)


Thanks, Howdy!

Other than being humid and blustery with storms moving in from Mississippi
(I love storms - weather type storms, not personal type storms!) things are
good. Why not - Jesus is alive and well and with people like you telling
about Him, I'm a happy person.

God bless you and thanks for your encouragement, your humor, your honesty -
your backbone. A guy like you has to be strong to take the wrath you know
you'll incur when you step out for Jesus and throw in a strong dose of humor
to boot.



After our recent e-mails, I got curious as to just who was for what in
congress (I don't want to make statements w/o getting my facts straight).
I checked on, which has all the latest bills & issues and how
everyone voted. The latest vote concerning abortion was on the
partial-birth abortion ban. The following Democratic senators voted in
favor of the ban, which passed in a 64-36 decision:

Blanche Lincoln & Mark Pryor (Ark.), Joseph Biden and Thomas Carper (Del.),
Zell Miller (Ga.), Larry Craig and Mike Crapo (Id.), Evan Bayh (In.--my home
state!), John Breaux & Mary Landrieu (La.), Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan
(N. Dak.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Harry Reid (Nev.), Ernest Hollings (S.C.),
Tom Daschle (!) & Tim Johnson (S. Dak.), and Patrick Leahy (Ver.).
Of those who voted against the partial birth abortion ban, most were
Democrats, except for 3: Susan Collins & Olympia Snowe (Maine),
and Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) Just found it interesting, and thought I'd pass
it on.
In Christ,
Christine Cunningham
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."


Hello Howdy,

I love T + H the only way I can think of improving it is making it shorter.
I would rather receive several short e-mails a week than one long one.
I am looking at download time and such.
Margot ;-)
Academic IT Center Manager
Cameron University


I think that Howdy is too busy when you look at it, if it were
a little more plain it would be easier to read through.


I love the e-mails; however, the text I get is sometimes
"Dis-Jointed" with uneven spaces... but please keep them




I enjoy it the way it is.

Russ Ruonavaara, Broker


Hi Howdy:

I really like what you do and I say, "You're doing fine!" I am a one liner
kind of a guy. President of my church choir and spend 5 minutes talking
with them every Thursday before choir practice. I try to put them at ease,
make them laugh, make then feel at home, appreciated, part of a bigger plan,
loved, respected, and honored. I try to give them God's love in such a way
and with such intensity that they feel it in their bones all the way down to
the souls of their feet. I try to make love the most important thing that
we project through our interaction with one another and those who listen
to us. I want to make the feelings last, uninterupted and unwaivering for

I would like to see more power packed one liners 'cause I don't have a lot
of time ... for some strange reason people seem to get bored when I talk
for 5 minutes and 1 second. Boo Hoo.

Thank you,



I enjoy your newsletter...It's a little too long...maybe it should come
twice a week...half and half...the tiny print is hard on my eyes...I'm a
senior citizen.



Sometimes some of the articles come in the strangest code. I guess
it's a font like Wingdings or something like that, but whatever it is, it's
unintelligible. Can you fix that?
Thanks for asking,
Edie Hart



My only other suggestion would be to keep on doing what you are doing . . .
remember: nothing succeeds like success.

Hang in there . . .


Greetings Howdy,

I couldn't pull up the poll on the yahoo site, but I do have one suggestion
about something that is about to make me unsubscribe. That is the issue of
all the animations, graphics, and attached pictures. Sending mass amounts
of pictures in an already huge email of text is way overkill, and makes my
dial-up session to retrieve mail even more sluggish. Let me say now, that I
love the text content in the messages, but with the last email I got from
you, I was able to trim the size down of the message from 705 kb down to
244 kb. I found then, after reading the email, that their absence did not
detract from the text content of the email. So, with the exception of
clickable sponsor's links, I would ask that you please do away with the
animated GIF's, graphics, and pictures. Their absence may even drive me
to recommend this list to my friends ;).

Jonathan M.



Keep it much shorter.

Watch the animations--take a long time to load. Similarly, keep pics to
a carefully chosen minimum.

The main reason for this is if it doesn't load in 2 sec or so, on anyone's
slow computer, they will delete you.

The other reason is that time is valuable for all of us--- you don't want
to impose on people's time needlessly.

Don't re-use old letters and answers. It is never good the second time

Don't list the negative letters and your answers (eventhough you are quite
good in them, usually). Are you trying to impress us with how reasonable
you are being? If so, you are not being reasonable, but egotistical.
Something to watch.

Keep to the best humor--don't be mean.

Vary the Gospel-portions of your letters so there is something new to look
for there, too.

Keep up the good fight!

David L. Mork, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Concordia College, Dept. of Chemistry
Moorhead, MN
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Preparing for College by Reading the Bible
What Students Need to Know

June 7, 2006

Is it possible to be an educated person without knowing about the Bible? That's the question that was posed to thirty-nine English professors at some of our leading universities. Their answers should not come as a surprise, although given our culture's "Christophobia" and the politically correct attitudes on campuses, they probably do.

The relationship between biblical literacy and education was the subject of a survey conducted by the Bible Literacy Project. The study, whose subtitle is "What University Professors Say Incoming Students Need to Know," found that every professor surveyed agreed with the following statement: "Regardless of a person's faith, an educated person needs to know about the Bible." Every professor!

By way of elaboration, Professor George P. Landow, from my alma mater, the very liberal Brown University, said, "[Without the Bible] it's like using a dictionary with one-third of the words removed." Professor Ulrich Knoepflmacher at Princeton said that the lack of "Bible knowledge is almost crippling in students' ability to be sophisticated readers."

Case in point: A preparation workbook for the Advanced Placement Literature exam lists sixty-seven biblical allusions among the 105 allusions that it recommends students know. Yet, only 8 percent of public high schools teach about the Bible even as literature.

Then there's the Bible's central role in Western civilization. As David Kastan of Columbia said, "The Bible is the foundational text, certainly of the West . . . We need to know more, and we need to know it better."

Given the Bible's status, it shouldn't be "too much to ask," as Gordon Braden of the University of Virginia put it, for students to read what he called a "core Bible." This would include "Genesis, Exodus, the Psalms, the four Gospels, and the Book of Revelation." In Braden's words, "If they have that, then we can get started."

If leading academics agree on the importance of the Bible, regardless of one's faith or lack thereof, why isn't it being taught more? Why are we raising the first generation to have lost the biblical narrative that was second nature to prior generations in America?

The answer certainly is not for lack of a suitable curriculum. The Bible Literacy Project recently released a textbook called The Bible and Its Influence. The textbook has been well received, not only by evangelical leaders, but by Catholic, Orthodox, and Jewish leaders as well.

The text enables students to learn about the role of the Bible in an accurate, scholarly, and constitutional way. It helps teachers and administrators feel more confident about their ability to do justice to our "foundational text."

The problem lies in getting past the "Christophobia" I mentioned earlier. Whether the problem lies in overt hostility or a misunderstanding of what the law actually says, many schools are reluctant to teach the Bible.

That's where you come in. There is overwhelming evidence of the need for biblical literacy in public education. You need to bring this evidence to the attention of those running your local school boards. You need to help them understand that the goal is not spreading a particular religion but preventing the spread of something far worse: a crippling kind of ignorance.

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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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