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Thought for Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008

Golden Oldie

It is better to deserve without receiving
than to receive without deserving.

-Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899)
Orator and lawyer
"Bits & Pieces"
November 2004

Thought for Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008

Golden Oldie

Look at those cows and remember
that the greatest scientists in
the world have never discovered
how to make grass into milk.

-Michael Pupin, inventor
[QOTDay] 11/15/04


Or as tftd heard, "How does a red or black cow
eat green grass and give white milk."

Next Meeting: Sunday June 15th 1:27pm

Greetings James1:27 Servants!


By now, I've had to chance to email each of you individually with your specific roles.  I have been SO blessed and encouraged by your joyful willingness to serve in this ministry - each one of you replied back with so much enthusiasm and excitement.  I praise God for what He's already done in your hearts.


As you may have noticed, things have been moving a bit on the slow side with this ministry.  For the last month or so, the elders and ministry leaders have been devoting the bulk of our time and energy to the Laying the Foundation campaign - and will continue to do so through the month of May.  This is why we've been laying low with James1:27. 


But, we certainly don't want to lose any momentum!  Please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 15th, 1:27pm.  Lunch provided.  We'll meet at the church house again.  By then, I will have our next steps laid out in detail.


Thank you for your patience and prayers.




mike kostura




Thought for Monday, Apr 28, 2008

Golden Oldie

We find comfort among those
who agree with us -- growth
among those who don't.

-Frank A. Clark
"Bits & Pieces"
November 2004

Thought for Friday, Apr 25, 2008

Golden Oldie

When you win, you're an old pro.
when you lose, you're an old man.

-Charley Conerly
Football Player
(Bits & Pieces
November 2004)

Thought for Thursday, Apr 24, 2008

"They told me I was gullible ... and I believed them!"

Thought for Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008

Golden Oldie

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
You shall begin it serenely and
with too high a spirit to be encumbered
with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought for Monday, Apr 21, 2008

Golden Oldie

Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe
and not respond with a description of your own.

-Andrew V. Mason, M.D.

Thought for Friday, Apr 18, 2008

Every absurdity has a champion who will defend it.

Thought for Thursday, Apr 17, 2008

Golden Oldie

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt,
radio address, October 26, 1939
32nd president of US (1882 - 1945)

Thought for Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008

"No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid."

Thought for Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008

"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. If this had been an
actual emergency, do you really think we'd stick around to tell you?"

Thought for Monday, Apr 14, 2008

Fluorescent light bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed
within the glass tubing. EPA recommends the following clean-up and
disposal guidelines:

Before Clean-up: Ventilate the Room

1. Have people and pets leave the room, and don't let anyone walk through
the breakage area on their way out.
2. Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more.
3. Shut off the central forced-air heating/air conditioning system, if
you have one.

Clean-Up Steps for Hard Surfaces

4. Carefully scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or
cardboard and place them in a glass jar with metal lid (such as a canning
jar) or in a sealed plastic bag.
5. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small
glass fragments and powder.
6. Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes and
place them in the glass jar or plastic bag.
7. Do not use a vacuum or broom to clean up the broken bulb on hard

Clean-up Steps for Carpeting or Rug

4. Carefully pick up glass fragments and place them in a glass jar with
metal lid (such as a canning jar) or in a sealed plastic bag.
5. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small
glass fragments and powder.
6. If vacuuming is needed after all visible materials are removed, vacuum
the area where the bulb was broken.
7. Remove the vacuum bag (or empty and wipe the canister), and put the
bag or vacuum debris in a sealed plastic bag.

Disposal of Clean-up Materials

8. Immediately place all cleanup materials outside the building in a
trash container or outdoor protected area for the next normal trash.
9. Wash your hands after disposing of the jars or plastic bags containing
clean-up materials.
10. Check with your local or state government about disposal requirements
in your specific area. Some states prohibit such trash disposal and require
that broken and unbroken mercury-containing bulbs be taken to a local
recycling center.

Future Cleaning of Carpeting or Rug: Ventilate the Room During and After

11. The next several times you vacuum, shut off the central forced-air
heating/air conditioning system and open a window prior to vacuuming.
12. Keep the central heating/air conditioning system shut off and the
window open for at least 15 minutes after vacuuming is completed.

-Environmental Protection Agency


(The standard incandescent bulb will no longer be available after 2012
under current law. Do be prepared when one breaks. Unfortunately
this is not April 1st.)

Thought for Friday, Apr 11, 2008

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
-- H. L. Mencken

Thought for Thursday, Apr 10, 2008

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."
-- Isaac Asimov

Thought for Wednesday, Apr 9, 2008

Very few profundities can be expressed in less than 80 characters.

Thought for Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008

Anyone who uses the phrase "easy as taking candy from a baby" has never
tried taking candy from a baby.
-- Robin Hood

Thought for Monday, Apr 7, 2008


Isn't it interesting that the same
people who laugh at science fiction
listen to weather forecasts and economists?

-Kelvin Throop III

Thought for Friday, Apr 4, 2008

Taxes are going up so fast, the government is likely to price itself
out of the market.

Thought for Thursday, Apr 3, 2008

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
-- Ben Franklin

Thought for Wednesday, Apr 2, 2008

General notions are generally wrong.

-Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
From the Masters 21 March 2008


What about the above 'general notion'?

Thought for Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008

Today's warning ranks right up with the Alar scare,
depletion of the spotted owl, and global cooling 1975.
tftd requests that you give this your FULL attention
and accord it the amount of concern it is due.

Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!

The Invisible Killer

Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted
thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by
accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do
not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue
damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and
urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body
electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO
withdrawal means certain death.

Dihydrogen monoxide:

* is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of
acid rain.
* contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
* may cause severe burns.
* contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
* accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
* may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of
automobile brakes.
* has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Contamination Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions!

Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every
stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global,
and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused
millions of dollars of property damage in the midwest and New Orleans.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

* as an industrial solvent and coolant.
* in nuclear power plants.
* in the production of styrofoam.
* as a fire retardant.
* in many forms of cruel animal research.
* in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce
remains contaminated by this chemical.
* as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can
be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on
wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

The Horror Must Be Stopped!

The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution,
or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic
health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations
are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar
devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of
military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly
sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large
quantities for later use.

It's Not Too Late!

Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this
dangerous chemical. What you don't know can hurt you and others throughout
the world.

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today