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"Hey Benny," said Lou, "I just bought me
brand new hearing aide. It cost me $4,000,
but it's state of the art."

"That right?" answered Ben. "What kind is it?"


Now, I'm not a deer hunter. I think I was brainwashed by "Bambi" a
long time ago, but I tell you, something incredible happens in a lot of parts of
the country when deer season opens. Some places they close school for a few
days because of the deer, and in many places, it's just understood that
workers aren't going to show up for work. They're going to be somewhere in
the woods on Operation Buck. Unfortunately, sometimes the hunt can end in
tragedy - for the hunter, I mean, not the deer.

This past year, on the day deer season opened in one state, two
hunters were killed in accidental shootings. One was shot by another family
member, actually, who apparently fired two shots at a deer that ran in front
of him, and one of those bullets struck the victim in the chest. They say he
was a victim of what they call "buck fever." For example, a hunter spots
what he believes to be a deer, fires as soon as his sights are lined up on
the target, but in reality the target is another hunter with leaf-bare arms
that look like antlers. Hunters know that things turn deadly when someone
decides to fire before they see everything clearly.

You don't have to be a hunter to make that mistake. In fact, it's
quite possible that you and I have wounded way too many people because
we fired before we saw everything clearly.

We all need the reminder of our word for today from the Word of God
in James 1:19. I actually nominate this as one of the five most disobeyed
verses in the Bible, and I don't even know what the other four are. Here's
what God says - take note of this. "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow
to speak, and slow to become angry." Now, all too often we just turn those
words around, don't we? "Be slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to
become angry." We fire at someone before we see everything clearly.

You can't see everything clearly if you're quick to speak: as a
parent, as a husband or wife, or a friend or a counselor, an employer or
an employee - speak fast, listen little. We can't possibly see everything that
way. We start shooting before we really understand what a person is feeling;
where they're really coming from. We may listen long enough to hear their
words, but how about their heart? To hear the surface issue maybe, but not
long enough to hear the real issue. We make some of our most hurtful
mistakes, and we say some of our most damaging words when we just react
to a person's deeds instead of stepping back and looking for the need that is
causing the deed.

So many of our arguments, our blowups, our misunderstandings, the
broken relationships, the walls are pretty much because we don't hold our
tongue, fire off a prayer to God for patience, and listen before we speak.
Proverbs 18:13 says, "He who answers before listening - that is his folly
and his shame." When we don't listen and ask questions and back off to get
our feelings under control, we end up scarring people we care about with
this ugly weapon described in Proverbs 12:18, "Reckless words pierce like a

We talk way too soon and we talk way too much. We listen way too
little, and we do way too much damage - usually to the people we love the
most. And often, anger comes because we didn't listen. Don't you think it's
a better idea to hold your fire until you've taken time to get the whole
picture? Because when you fire too soon, someone you love is going to get
hurt. Ron Hutchcraft
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Megan's no rebel. But when the university said she couldn't hold
a Bible study in her own dorm room, she fought back--and won
more than she expected.

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A company, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hires a new UNC
grad with a PhD degree in business administration to be boss. This
new boss is determined to rid the company of all slackers...

On a tour of the facilities, the Boss notices a guy leaning on a wall.
The room is full of workers and he thinks this is his chance to show
everyone he means business!

The Boss walks up the guy and asks, "And how much money do you
make a week?"

Unflinching, the young fellow looks at him and replies, "I make
$500.00 a week. Why?"

The Boss then hands the guy $500 in cash and screams, "Here's a
week's pay; now GET OUT and don't come back!"

Feeling pretty good about his first firing, the Boss looks around the
room and asks, "Does anyone want to tell me what that slacker did

Just then the foreman comes into the room with a package in his hand.
He looks around and says, "Hey! What happened to the UPS man?"
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-- Andy Griffith - June 1, 1926
Actor. Griffith taught high school music for three years
before setting out, with his new wife, Barbara Edwards, a
fellow actor at UNC, on a career as an entertainer. They
developed a traveling routine that included singing,
dancing, and monologues performed by Griffith. When he and
his wife moved to New York, he made his television debut as
a guest monologist on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1954. Later
that year, he earned the role of Will Stockdale in the TV
version of Ira Levin's play, "No Time for Sergeants." His
film debut came in 1957, in the provocative "A Face in the
Crowd." He was also a regular, with Don Knotts, on the NBC
variety series, "The Steve Allen Show," from 1959 to 1960.
His own sitcom, "The Andy Griffith Show," in which he played
the gentle, philosophical small-town Sheriff Andy Taylor,
was a huge success. After the show went off the air in 1968,
he appeared in a number of feature films and several short-
lived attempts to recapture the success of "The Andy
Griffith Show." In 1986, Griffith reunited with his co-stars,
including Knotts and Howard, in "Return to Mayberry," which
became the highest-rated TV movie of the 1986 season.
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Pay close attention to what you are reading and saying!

The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was
time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of injections my jaw got number.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
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Mickey Mouse is known as 'Topolino' in Italy.


The worldwide "Spanish Flu" epidemic which broke out in
1918 killed more than 30 million people in less than a
year's time.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.


There are more statues of Sacajewa, Lewis & Clark's
female Indian guide, in the United States than any
other person.


Vermont, admitted as the 14th state in 1791, was the
1st addition to the original 13 colonies.



The White House, in Washington DC, was originally gray,
the color of the sandstone it was built out of. After
the War of 1812, during which it had been burned by
Canadian troops, the outside walls were painted white to
hide the smoke stains.



Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side
on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done
on a weekday at 5 p.m. All traffic stopped as people
switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent
accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the
morning and been too sleepy to realize 'this' was the day
of the changeover.
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Bigger Business than Da Vinci

Dan Brown has broken many records with the sale of the exceedingly popular
novel The Da Vinci Code. The book has sold nearly 7 ½ million copies. It has
been a top seller, usually in position #1 or #2, for over a year, and is a
top seller in over a dozen nations. It has caused Brown’s earlier novels to
also become bestsellers. In addition, Ron Howard, Mayberry’s Opie Taylor,
will be directing a movie based on The Da Vinci Code, to be released in

Forbes magazine has recently reported that when you add up the projected
retail sales of The Da Vinci Code, along with the additional sales of Dan
Brown’s earlier works, the spin-offs, sales of Brown’s nearly completed new
novel, and estimated revenues from Sony Pictures movie, it totals a whopping
$1 billion – that’s billion – with a “b.”

Some Christians cite this information with a look of panic. But there is no
need to be so inclined.

The Kingdom of God cannot be measured by how many books are bought, but by
how many lives are being changed. Yet, even if one looks at “bestsellers” as
some indicator of people’s desires, believers still have reason to be encouraged.

While 7 ½ million purchased Dan Brown’s book that slams Christianity, twice
that many – 15 million – purchased Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life in
order to become more passionate followers of Christ. Over 9 million read
Bruce Wilkinson’s The Prayer of Jabez. But even more amazing is the reading
hunger of Americans regarding End Times. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins’ Left
Behind series (when one includes the spin-offs) tops 63 million.

I have listened to the response from persons regarding the fact that Dan
Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is being translated into so many languages.
Secularists gloat. Believers seem worried.

Admittedly, The Da Vinci Code is in 40 languages. But the Bible – in its
entirety – is in 400 languages. And portions of the Bible are in 4,000 languages.

I have only been quoted once in People Magazine, and I suspect it will be
the only quote I’ll ever have in that magazine. I was interviewed regarding
The Da Vinci Code. I pointed out that in a few years, Dan Brown’s writings
will be forgotten, but the Bible “will still be the bestseller.”[1] The
Bible will still be – globally – the most printed and the most read book in
the world. And it will still be by far the most impacting book on human culture.

Am I concerned about The Da Vinci Code? Not really, because the Bible will
outlast all its critics. As believers we are involved in a bigger
“business,” and by “bigger” I am not referring to more books sold. I am
referring to the fact of lives changed on this earth by the power of Christ
and to the fact that we are assisting people towards eternal decisions –
things that will matter one million years from now! Now that is big
business. Jim Garlow

[1]People Magazine, May 31, 2004, p. 57.
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Dear Howdy,

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today.
They left a little note on the windshield, it said 'Parking Fine.'

Tommy C. (UNC)
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A housewife in Tibet smelled something burning in
the kitchen. When she rushed in and saw smoke pouring
out of the oven she cried out, "Oh, my baking yak!"
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One day, a housework-challenged hubby decided to wash his sweatshirt.

Seconds after he stepped up to the washing machine, he shouted to his
wife, "Honey, what setting do I use on the washing machine?"

"It depends," she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"

He yelled back, "UNC!"
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Once a State Trooper was pulling off an expressway near
UNC. When he turned onto the street at the end of the
ramp, he noticed someone at a chicken place getting into
his car. The driver placed the bucket of chicken on top of
his car, got in and drove off with the bucket still on top
of his car.

So the trooper decides to pull him over and perform a com-
munity service by giving the driver his chicken. So he
pulled him over, walked up to the car, pulled the bucket
off the roof and offered it to the driver. The driver
looks at the trooper and says, "No thanks, I just bought some."
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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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