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Special tftd - Merry Christmas - End of 2009

                                       Golden Oldie

        Don't like my driving?
         Call 1-800-NO GIFTS

                  -Bumper sticker
                   Santa's sleigh

         As reported by Penny Pennington


This  tftd will be the last for 2009.
Due to an unfortunate juxtaposition of circumstances
the correct tftd was not sent out this morning. 
tftd will return on or about January 4, 2010.
The message above is Noel.

Thought for Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

"It runs like _x, where _x is something unsavory"
-- Prof. Romas Aleliunas, CS 435

Thought for Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Updated Golden Oldie

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Please accept with no obligation,
implied or implicit our best wishes for
an environmentally conscious,
socially responsible, low stress,
non-addictive, gender neutral,
celebration of the winter solstice
holiday, practiced within the most
enjoyable traditions of the religious
persuasion of your choice, or secular
practices of your choice, with respect
for the religious/secular persuasions
and/or traditions of others, or their
choice not to practice religious or
secular traditions at all . . .

a n d a fiscally successful,
personally fulfilling, and medically
uncomplicated recognition of the onset
of the generally accepted calendar
year 2010, but not without due respect
for the calendars of choice of other
cultures whose contributions to
society have helped make America great,
(not to imply that America is necessarily
greater than any other country or is
the only "AMERICA" in the western
hemisphere), and without regard to the
race, creed, color, age, physical ability,
religious faith, or choice of computer
platform of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting,
you are accepting these terms.
This greeting is subject to
clarification or withdrawal. It is freely
transferable with no alteration to the
original greeting. It implies no
promise by the wisher to actually
implement any of the wishes for
her/himself or others, and is
void where prohibited by law, and is
revocable at the sole discretion of
the wisher. This wish is warranted
to perform as expected within the
usual application of good tidings
for a period of one year, or until the
issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting,
whichever comes first, and warranty is
limited to replacement of this wish
or issuance of a new wish at the
sole discretion of the wisher.)

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Merry Christmas J127 Ministry!

Dear James 1:27 Servants,


Thank you all so much for your love for Christ show through your love for orphans and children in need!  Sonia and I have been so encouraged to see God blessing and growing this ministry each year through your faithful ministry.


We have a small Christmas gift for each of you that you will be receiving this Sunday - a book called Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches, by Russell Moore.


I believe that this is very possibly the best book ever written on adoption.  Pastor Moore, in a very humble and raw way, shares how his own experience adopting 2 boys from Russia profoundly transformed his understand of the Gospel and his own salvation.  He gets to the heart of the many barriers people have toward adoption by revealing his own hesitancies and how the Gospel challenged him - and ultimately changed his perspective.


I'm hopeful that this book - and the ideas in it - will be used by God to continue to develop our love for orphans (specifically, by helping us see the amazing opportunity that adoption is) and to better equip us to minister to the saints at CBC.


Hope you enjoy reading it.


Have a wonderful Christmas.



In Christ's love,


Thought for Friday, Dec 18, 2009

Golden Oldie

It's hard to say exactly what
a Congressional Committee does-
but if your wife did it,
you'd call it nagging.

Thought for Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill.,
motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate
amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits.
The Senate amendment was an amendment to the House amendment to the
Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the
bill. The original Senate amendment was the conference agreement on
the bill. Agreed to.
-- Albuquerque Journal

Thought for Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

If I ask my husband what he wants for the holidays,
he will say "nothing" and mean it.
If he asks me, I will say "nothing" as well.
And God help him if he believes me.

-Elizabeth Bernstein
The Wall Street Journal 12/15/2009
Submitted by Daryl R. Gibson

Thought for Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time."
-- Steven Wright

Thought for Monday, Dec 14, 2009

How old would you be
if you didn't know how old you are?

-Satchel Paige

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Thought for Friday, Dec 11, 2009

Have more than thou showest;
Speak less than thou knowest.

-William Shakespeare,
'King Lear,' Act I, Scene iv
Greatest English dramatist
& poet (1564 - 1616)

Thought for Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

I don't believe in astrology.
But then I'm an Aquarius, and Aquarians
don't believe in astrology."

-James R. F. Quirk

Thought for Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009

Golden Oldie

The young specialist in English Lit, ...lectured
me severely on the fact that in every century people
have thought they understood the Universe at last,
and in every century they were proved to be wrong.
It follows that the one thing we can say about
our modern "knowledge" is that it is wrong.

... My answer to him was, "... when people thought
the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people
thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong.
But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical
is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then
your view is wronger than both of them put together."

-Isaac Asimov (1920-1992),The Relativity of Wrong,
Kensington Books, New York, 1996, p 226.

Thought for Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009

Golden Oldie

One of the annoying things about believing
in free will and individual responsibility
is the difficulty of finding somebody to
blame your problems on. And when you do find
somebody, it's remarkable how often his
picture turns up on your driver's license.

-P. J. O'Rourke
"The (OTHER) Thought For The Day"

Thought for Monday, Dec 7, 2009

Don't pray when it rains
if you don't pray when the sun shines.

-Satchel Paige

Thought for Friday, Dec 4, 2009

The King of Spain,
With thrice ten thousand men,
Marched up the hill and,
Then marched down again.

-Mama Lisa's World
House of English Nursery Rhymes

Thought for Thursday, Dec 3, 2009

All of our social problems arise out
of doing the wrong thing righter.
The more efficient you are at doing
the wrong thing, the wronger you become.
It is much better to do the right thing
wronger than the wrong thing righter!
If you do the right thing wrong
and correct it, you get better!"

-Russell Ackoff (1919-2009
From the Wall Street Journal
Submitted by Daryl Gibson

Thought for Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009

Every solution breeds new problems.

Thought for Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus
-- Elbert Hubbard

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today