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Great Poker Faces


War Of The Icons



Fighting the New Slave Trade

Dr David Barrett estimates that over
150,000 Christians currently die each
year as a result of their faith - a similar
figure to the tragedy.

And Salvation Army figures reveal that
200,000 Nepali girls under 18 in the sex
trade in India; experts estimate that
10,000 children aged between six and
14 are virtually enslaved in brothels in
Sri Lanka. The Thai Government reports
that 60,000 Thai children are sold into
prostitution - independent non-govern-
mental organisation (NGO) experts
estimate the figure to be closer to

May the tragedy somehow break this
trade, much of it operating for western
tourists in the affected beach areas of
these countries. MORE: http://xrl.us/eqde



On The Other Side

I recently heard about the death of a young medical
student from a rare form of cancer. He spent the
last year of his life alternating between spending
weeks in the hospital as a patient undergoing
radiation and spending weeks in the hospital
doing his clinical rotations. The rare health
professional knows what it is like to be in the
hospital bed, not just the one filling out the charts.

It is extremely difficult to imagine how vulnerable
and dependent you feel when you put your life and
dignity in another's hands, unless you or someone
you love has had to do it. Doctors who have been
patients have a unique ability to empathize with those
whose treatment they oversee.

As I was thinking about this student's story, I began
to see some parallels for our calling to spread the
Gospel. I recognize that the doctor/patient relationship
is not a very good metaphor for our relationship to those
who need to hear the Gospel of Truth. If anything, we
are less like the doctor and more like one who urges
the sick person to receive medical care. However, just
as doctors need to know or imagine what it feels like to
be a patient, we need to remember what it feels like to
be without God. If we forget what it is like to be sick,
we will not be very compelling when we invite others
to receive healing.

According to Scripture, before we were born anew in
Christ, we were worse than sick; we were dead. The
apostle Paul writes, "All of us also lived among them
at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature
and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest,
we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of
his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made
us alive with Christ even when we were dead in
transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved"
(Ephesians 2:3-5).

When we forget how far we have come-or rather,
how far we have been brought-we become arrogant,
callous healers. The temptation arises to practice a
sledgehammer apologetic that obliterates your ideo-
logical enemies rather than wins them over. We
must not give in to this temptation; we must speak
the truth in love. Love for other sinners flows out
of the awareness that on your own you are no
better off than they are.

Hospitals become cold, cruel places when patients
are treated as mere bodies rather than souls. We
make an even graver mistake when we treat people
as mere minds without hearts, as intellects without
emotions, as numbers rather than as those created
in the image of God. Remember what it is like to
be on the other side of the veil, to walk in darkness.
May the memory stir you to compassion as you
introduce others to the one who came not for the
healthy ones, but for the sick. Betsy Childs


"A Slice of Infinity" is aimed at reaching into the
culture with words of challenge, words of truth,
and words of hope. If you would enjoy receiving
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Time To Relax


Moving With the Quake

Listen to the audio broadcast!

If we did a word association game with the words "San
Francisco," I'll bet these two things would come up very
quickly - Golden Gate Bridge, earthquakes. Actually,
both of those subjects came up a lot when we were in
San Francisco for some youth outreaches and to tape
some special editions of a youth broadcast. We did
not arrange for a quake while we were there, but we
did do a program based on them. And we actually
did originate parts of other programs from near the
Golden Gate Bridge and even on it. According to
some local friends of mine there, and they could
just be Californians pulling the leg of East Coast
boy, but they said that the bridge might be one
of the safer places to be during an earthquake.
No, it's not the one that folded during the last
big quake. They say one reason the Golden Gate
could withstand a quake is this surprising fact -
it's built in such a way that it's flexible. In other
words, when the earth under it starts moving,
it doesn't just stand there rigid and break. It's
built to flex when things are shaking. So,
apparently a quake might shake it, but
probably not break it.

The question is how do you react when things
start shaking all around you? The answer may
be the difference between cracking under the
stress and holding together through it. There's
a synergy between the plans we make and
God's plans that calls for some of that Golden
Gate flexibility.

Our word for today from the Word of God,
Proverbs 16:9, "In his heart a man plans his
course, but the Lord determines his steps."
The Bible acknowledges that we will make
plans; the question is whether those plans are
rigid - if we're rigid about having it our way.
That "but" after the part about our plans tells
me that God has the right to pre-empt my plan,
or delay my plan, or redirect my plan. After all,
that's what "Lord" means. Often He leads us
toward a certain outcome, only to surprise us
with an interruption, or with the realization that
He did want us on this road, but for a destination
other than the one we expected. But God's idea
is always a better idea. What looks like Plan B
to me may well have been God's Plan A all along.
"But the Lord determines his steps."

Notice how James teaches us to make our plans.
James 4:15, "You ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's
will, we will live and do this or that'." I'm a planner
by nature. I work hard on those plans, I pray about
those plans. I seek God's direction. But once the
plan is set, whether it's for the next few hours or the
next few years, I don't like change. But change is built
into the system, folks, and those who meet changes
with rigidity will eventually crack like an unmoving
structure in an earthquake. So, this recovering
"rigidaholic" is slowly but surely learning to enjoy
the surprises of God even when they don't appear
to be, at least at first, pleasant surprises. And even
if it's something Satan has thrown in, my Bible
tells me that even that had to be cleared first with
my Heavenly Father. If God said it was OK for
me, why don't I just try to roll with the quake?

I should point out that the Golden Gate Bridge,
while flexible, is not made of Play-Doh. It has solid
structure and so should your life and your days.
This is no excuse for laziness or lack of planning.
But it is an encouragement to folks who like con-
trol to loosen up a little bit and make room for God
to do His very dynamic thing. It's the ones who are
flexible that survive the shaking. Ron Hutchcraft


Questions that really need answers...

1. Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

2. If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is
there a song about him?

3. Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains
on all fours? They're both dogs!

4. If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all
that Acme stuff, why didn't he just buy dinner?

5 Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle
Little Star have the same tune?

6. Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet

7. Does pushing the elevator button more than once
make it arrive faster?

8. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?


Come On In!!!


Believe it or not you can read it...

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd
waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the
hmuan mnid.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat
ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas thought slpeling
was ipmorantt.


Photo Contest

During our recent photo contest, I was amazed at the quality and
quantity of the entries. I only wish I could have awarded more winners!

But I'm happy to pass along a second chance of sorts. Worth 1000 is
dedicated to photo contests. Some have hefty prizes, too -- I saw one
for $50,000!

While you are there, check out the stack of clever photo galleries.
Be careful. A few galleries are for those 13 and older, but you'll know
that before viewing.




A Few Other Resumes


Free Big Mac

The UNC student noticed another UNC student walking
up and down the street, wearing a sandwich board that
read "Free Big Mac!"

Strolling over with a look of concern, the first UNC
student asked, "Why? What'd he do?"


New Commandment

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So now I am giving you a new commandment:
Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you
should love each other. - - Jn 13.34


Pay Per View

Q: Why did a UNC student tape toilet paper
.....to his television?

A: He wanted to have free paper view!"


Future UNC Fan


Complaint Department


Word Puzzle - 1/13/5

Heaven and Earth

Many of our words have
their roots both on Earth
and in the heavens. How many of these hybrids
do you recognize?

1. jovial (adj.) - A: merry. B: laid-back. C: pleasingly
plump. D: ruddy.

2. pedigree (n.) - A: study of children. B: diploma.
C: ancestral line. D: stamp of approval.

3. homogeneous (adj.) - A: relating to humans. B: similar.
C: melancholy. D: cheerful and upbeat.

4. sleuth (n.) - A: timidity. B: detective. C: carelessness.
D: opening in a dam.

5. aftermath (n.) - A: result. B: critique. C: concise
summary. D: type of appendix.

6. cocksure (adj.) - A: cynical. B: angry. C: insensitive
and uncaring. D: overly confident.

7. nausea (n.) - A: despair. B: uncertainty. C: sickness in
the stomach. D: indifference.

8. canard (n.) - A: ominous warning. B: malicious rumor.
C: humorous proverb. D: small bucket.

9. ruminate (v.) - A: to become nostalgic. B: wander about.
C: ponder. D: search for.

10. cordial (adj.) - A: happy. B: perceptive. C: friendly.
D: sophisticated.

11. reek (v.) - A: to throw into disorder. B: be soaking
wet. C: take revenge. D: give off an unpleasant odor.

12. solar plexus (n.) - area of the A: abdomen. B: head.
C: back. D: chest.

13. germinate (v.) - A: to begin to grow. B: be relevant.
C: be creative. D: stimulate.

14. ferret (v.) - A: to search out. B: camouflage.
C: plunder. D: move quickly.

15. dog days (n.) - period of A: being carefree. B: having
youthful flings. C: misfortune. D: hot weather.

16. wheedle (v.) - A: to shout. B: coax. C: pry. D: lie to.

17. fathom (v.) - A: to understand. B: explain. C: decide.
D: reach out.

18. halcyon (adj.) - A: shimmering. B: pertaining to the air
we breathe. C: fresh and bracing. D: calm and peaceful.

19. wisp (n.) - A: brief glance. B: hush. C: speech defect.
D: something slight.

20. oval (adj.) - shaped like A: an apple. B: a banana.
C: an egg. D: a rhomboid.

(Answers are below)



1) phantasmagoria fan-taz-muh-GOR-ee-uh (noun)
: a shifting series or succession of things seen or
imagined, as in a dream.
: any constantly changing scene.

Phantasmagoria is from French phantasmagorie, from
phantasme, "phantasm" (from Greek, from phantazein,
make visible," from phantos, "visible," from phainein,
"to show") + -agorie, perhaps from Greek agora, "assembly."

"David Nixon created this version of the fairy tale -- a
phantasmagoria of grim goblins, dancing cushions, flying
fish and magical mirrors -- for his former company,
BalletMet Columbus, in 1997."
--Stephanie Ferguson, "Beauty and the Beast," The Guar-
dian, January 6, 2003

2) dapple dapp'l (intransitive verb)
: marked with spots or patches of a different color or
with light and shade, or to be marked in this way

Fifteenth century. Origin uncertain, perhaps formed from
dapple "blotch," or perhaps ultimately from apple,
perhaps from the shape of the fruit.


Helping The Blind In Chapel Hill

A UNC sophomore was walking past a blind woman
using a cane on a street corner in downtown Chapel
Hill, when she said, "Excuse me, but if it's not too
much trouble, can you see me across the street?"

Our good samaritan replied, "Just a minute." She
walked across the street, looked back and yelled,
"Yes, I can see you fine!"


Letter To Howdy 1/13/5

Dear Howdy,

I was going to buy a copy of "The Power
of Positive Thinking", and then I thought,
what good would that do?

Ronnie S.


The Future

We are all interested in the future, for that
is where you and I are going to spend the
rest of our lives."

--Plan 9 From Outer Space



Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs
should relax and get used to the idea. -Robert A. Heinlein

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside
of a dog it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx





Tsunami Relief -
Amazing Survival Stories


(Click on above)

“Don’t let go of me, Mummy!” cried five-year-old Lachie Searle.
He was lounging pool side at a resort in Phuket, Thailand, with
his mom, Jillian, and little brother when the tsunami hit. With the
water surging around her, Jillian could not hold both her boys
and faced a heartbreaking choice usually reserved for hypo-
thetical situations described in high school ethics classes. She
decided to release Lachie, striving to save at least one of her
children and hoping that the older boy had a better chance
of survival. Tossed along by the current, Lachie grabbed
a still-standing lobby door. Two hours later, he was dis-
covered by a security guard who carried him to safety.
Reunited with his parents and brother, Lachie became
one of countless amazing stories of survival amidst the
death and devastation caused by the tsunami that hit
South Asia on the day after Christmas.

Another story is about 3-year-old Diew Silao who
survived alone in a mangrove tree for three days.
Swept from his mother’s arms and propelled to
a forest, the boy climbed to the highest tree branch
and waited. Three days later, a police officer grimly
gathering up corpses entangled in the trees looked
up and found the child. Diew was not the only re-
markable survivor in the family. His father, a fisher-
man, was at sea fishing when the maelstrom hit.
His boat capsized but he was able to swim for
five hours, finally reaching shore. Today, a woman
who thought she lost her son and husband has
had her family returned to her whole.

Anthony Praveen, an 8-year-old from Velankanni,
in southern India, also had a remarkable experience.
As gravediggers prepared to bury a mountain of
corpses, the boy sat up from the midst of the bodies,
opened his eyes, and was saved from being buried alive.

British vacationer Martin Hambrook was floating
in the warm waters off the Sri Lankan coast waiting
for the perfect wave when the largest one he ever
saw began to approach. With the surfboard tied
to his ankle, Hambrook had no choice but to ride
the biggest wave of his life. Using all his skill as a
surfer, he pointed his board towards his beach-
front hotel, found his family, and carried them to
higher ground before the second more powerful
wave hit the beach.

As I flew to Dallas last week, I sat next to a pilot
making her way back home. Of course, we dis-
cussed the tsunami and its relationship to God.
Although she believed in God, she wanted to
know if God cared or even knew who lived
or who died. “Wasn’t it all random?” she asked.

No, I answered, not a sparrow falls without
God’s knowledge or concern. He grants life
as He sees fit and takes it in his time. That is
why despite the 150,000 dead, millions sur-
vived, and most through amazing circumstances.
This is what God told the Israelites through
Moses in Deut 32:39: “See now that I, I am
He, and there is no god besides Me; It is I
who put to death and give life…. And there
is no one who can deliver from My hand.”
And that is why Moses asked God in Psalm
90:12 to “teach us to number our days.”

Life can seem so random. Some, like little
Lachie Searle or Diew Silao survive in what
appear to be impossible circumstances, while
others do not.

I don’t presume to understand God or why
He chooses as He does. But if we didn’t trust
in the sovereign power of a good and kind
God, we just might become paralyzed with
fear, not wishing to step into the street, or
drive to the store, or fly on a plane, or even
let our children outside to play. But God
alone is the One who gives life or takes it,
and we can trust Him to protect us until He
calls us home. And we need to live so we
are ready for that possibility every day.
Michael Rydelnik


Word Puzzle Answers 1/13/5

1. jovial - A: Merry; having a playful, hearty good humor.
From the planet Jupiter, considered by astrologers to be a
happy influence.

2. pedigree - C: Ancestral line; family tree. Middle French
pie de grue (crane's foot, which resembles the lines of
descent in genealogical charts).

3. homogeneous - B: Similar; alike; of the same nature; as,
Our townspeople are too homogeneous; we miss the diverse
population of the cities. Greek homogenes.

4. sleuth - B: Detective. Shortened form of sleuthhound, a
bloodhound that tracks a trail by scent. Old Norse sloth
(track, trail).

5. aftermath - A: Result or consequence; as, The picnic had
an unfortunate aftermath; we got poison ivy. Also, grass
that grows after mowing. Old English mth (crop, harvest).

6. cocksure - D: Overly confident; absolutely certain. From
cock (rooster, notable for his confident strutting) and

7. nausea - C: A feeling of sickness in the stomach; as, He
had nausea from the rolling and pitching of the ship. Latin,
from Greek naus (ship).

8. canard - B: Malicious rumor; false report. French (duck;
hoax). From vendre un canard a moitie (to pretend to sell a
duck; cheat).

9. ruminate - C: To ponder; turn over and over in the mind;
as, The wise old man ruminated on my question. Latin
ruminare (to chew one's cud as a cow - a ruminant - does).

10. cordial - C: Friendly; warm and sincere; gracious; as,
Her cordial welcome made everyone feel at ease. Latin cor

11. reek - D: To give off an unpleasant odor; as, When
accused by a woman of smelling, the incomparable Samuel
Johnson is said to have replied, "Nay, madam. You smell. I
reek." Old English reocan.

12. solar plexus - A: Area of the abdomen having an inter-
lacing of nerves that radiate like rays of the sun. Latin
sol (sun) and plexus (braid; network).

13. germinate - A: To begin to grow or develop; as, Meetings
germinate ideas; seeds germinate into plants. Latin
germinare (to sprout).

14. ferret - A: To search or find out by persistent invest-
igation; as, to ferret out facts the way a ferret (a small
weasel-like animal) drives rabbits from burrows.

15. dog days - D: Hot, sultry weather during July and August,
so called because Sirius the Dog Star rises and sets with
the sun.

16. wheedle - B: To coax; persuade by flattery; as, The
teenager wheedled use of the convertible out of his father.
Perhaps from German wedeln (to wag the tail).

17. fathom - A: To understand; get to the bottom of; as, She
couldn't fathom his motive. From fathom, a six-foot-long
measure of water's depth. Old English fthm (outstretched

18. halcyon - D: Calm, peaceful and idyllic. Greek alkyon, a
mythological bird that calmed wind and waves during the
winter solstice.

19. wisp - D: Something slight or delicate, such as a streak
of smoke or lock of hair; as, a wisp of a girl. Middle

20. oval - C: Having the shape of the long cross-section of
an egg. Latin ovum (egg).


Evolution vs. Creation


Missing Grandma

The computer swallowed Grandma
Yes honestly, its true.
She pressed 'control' and 'enter'
And disappeared from view.

It's devoured her completely
The thought just makes me squirm.
Maybe she's caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.

I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind.
I've even used the internet
But nothing could I find.

I asked Jeeves in desperation
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative
Not a thing was found online.

So, if someday in your 'InBox'
My Grandma you should see.
Please 'Scan', 'Copy' and 'Paste' her
In an e-mail back to me.


AOL Error Messages

Remedy - Click Here!!! Then Here!!!


Financial Forms - $$$

These Forms Will Help You Function

Here are ten convenient forms to organize all your
important financial information that's currently scattered
to the wind.

Fill them in online or print a blank form and fill it out
the old fashioned way--by hand. Any way you choose,
the important thing is that you keep up-to-date records.

Why do this? So that you'll have all the important financial
stuff you'll need to deal with in the unfortunate event of a
fire, flood, death, theft, earthquake, nuclear holocaust,
planet-destroying meteor or other life-changing occurrences.



Riddles -1.12.5

1) I have eyes but I see nothing. I have ears, but I
hear nothing. I have a mouth, but cannot speak. I
always will look just as I look now. If I am young,
I will stay young. If I am old, I will remain old.
What Am I?

2) Many things can create one,
it can be of any shape or size,
it is created for various reasons,
and it can shrink or grow with time.
What is it?

(Answers below)


Personal Reference

iWon cartoon of the day by Randy Glasbergen



Go Where The Evidence Leads

See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download  the highest resolution version available.

Antony Flew, the 81-year-old British philosophy professor who taught at Oxford and

other leading universities, became an atheist at age 15. Throughout his long career
he argued-including in debates with an atheist -- turned-Christian named C. S. Lewis
-- that there was a "presumption of atheism," that is, the existence of a creator
could not be proved.

But he's now been forced to face the evidence. It comes from the Intelligent Design
movement, led by Dr. Phillip Johnson and particularly the work of Michael Behe, the
Lehigh biochemist who has proven the "irreducible complexity" of the human cell
structure. Though eighty-one years old, Flew has not let his thinking fossilize, but
has faithfully followed his own dictum to "go where the evidence leads."

MORE: http://xrl.us/eoif & http://xrl.us/eoig


Why Am I Here???


(Click on above)



They keep talking about drafting a Constitution
for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It
was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's
worked for over 200 years and we're not
using it anymore.



The real reason that we can't have the
Ten Commandments in a Courthouse ...
you cannot post "Thou shalt not steal",
"Thou shalt not commit adultery", and
"Thou shalt not bear false witness"
in a building full of lawyers, judges,
and politicians. It creates a hostile
work environment!!

(Tks: Shirl)


Important Exits


Press Any Key


Riddles -1.12.5 - Answers

1) A painting or photograph of someone.

2) A Hole.


No Tip

iWon cartoon of the day by Randy Glasbergen


Attack By E-Mail



IE Problem


Symantec reported this week that a flaw in Internet
Explorer could
allow intruders to plant Trojan horses
on individuals' computers. That
followed a report last
week from China of three other Windows flaws.

Microsoft says it is working on patches.

What should you do? Keep your anti-virus software
updated. And switch
to the Firefox browser, which
is safer, faster & FREE. Get it at:





Richard Boone

Died: January 10, 1981
Born: June 8, 1916

Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Paladin in the
television series, "Have Gun, Will Travel" (1957 to 1963).
After fighting in World War II, he used his GI Bill to study
acting at the Actor's Studio in New York. He began on
Broadway in the play "Medea," and in 1950, he signed a movie
contract with Twentieth Century Fox. His first movie was
"Halls of Montezuma," playing a marine. Tall, lean and craggy,
he was an instant pick for war and western movies. His
greatest success came with the casting as Paladin (no first
name ever mentioned) in the television series, "Have Gun,
Will Travel" (1957), in which he played a cultured gunman for
hire. His last role was playing Commodore Matthew Perry, in
"The Bushido Blade" (1981).

MORE: http://www.hgwt.com/


Lottery Winner


Hold Up


Technology For Country Folks


What's Written On Top???

Click on picture for answer!

(Tks: Phil)


Movie Maker

Larry reported from Canada that he makes short movies with his digital
camera. These movies have an extension of .AVI. Larry wanted to know
what he could use to edit them.

I'd try first with Windows Movie Maker 2, Larry. That program is
a part of Windows XP. It has adjustments for brightness, hue and
other features. To find it, click Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>
Entertainment>>Windows Movie Maker

If for some reason Movie Maker is not on your PC, download it here:


Computer Hard Drives

Q. In October, my computer was damaged by lightning while plugged into
a surge suppressor. The surge suppressor's maker refuses to pay the
repair charges except for $35. The outside of the surge suppressor box
clearly states, "Lifetime Connected Equipment Guarantee $275,000." All
equipment was connected correctly. What can I do?

A. Surge suppressors are designed to reroute and dissipate surges in
the electricity supply. Electrical utilities sometimes send surges,
or appliances can cause them when they cycle on or off.

Typically, surge suppressors carry an insurance policy. They vow to
cover the cost of repairs if your equipment is damaged by a surge.
I have never had such a claim, so I don't know what problems you would
typically have.

It sounds like you are at an impasse with the suppressor's
manufacturer. I would complain to the Better Business Bureau and
to your state Attorney General's Office. Most of the latter have
a division that handles consumer complaints.

Your issue highlights a problem with surge suppressors: They can't
handle lightning. Some make grandiose claims about lightning, but
experts with whom I have talked dismiss them. They say lightning is
just too powerful for a surge suppressor to shunt aside. Some
utilities sell lightning breakers for the service entrance. But
these are expensive.

There's only one certain, inexpensive way to block lightning
damage: Turn off the computer. Disconnect it from the wall outlet
and the telephone.

Suppressors are essential for protecting your computer from garden-
variety surges. But don't count on lightning protection.

Hope this helps. I'll see you tomorrow with another great tip!
Kim Komando


Eagle Aerial Dogfight Video

Eagle Aerial
Dogfight Video:



Las Vegas Airport

Setting off the alarm while passing through a
metal detector
at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas,
a UNC grad was asked
by a security agent if she
had any change in her pockets.

"Wow," the UNC grad says, turning towards her
husband, I told
you we should of gone to Florida
instead.....everyone here
expects to be tipped."


Human Jumper Cables

Listen to the audio broadcast!

One little light. That's all it took to render our car totally
unusable. The little light in the rear of our vehicle was
left on one night after we unloaded some things, and it
stayed on for several days while we were gone.

When we got back, everything in that car said, "I'm
not starting, pal!" because that one little light totally
drained our battery. But then came the hero - our
friend in his pickup truck with his trusty jumper cables.
And those cables delivered the energy that my flat
old battery needed to run again!

What does it take to get a drained and tired battery
going again? A jolt from jumper cables that infuse
the energy needed to revive it. And what does it
take to get a drained and tired person going again?
Human jumper cables that deliver new energy to
revive them.

I'm guessing that you know someone right now
who is pretty depleted - emotionally, mentally,
maybe spiritually, even physically. When they turn
the key, not much is happening because their battles,
their responsibilities have left them unable to get going
again. That's why God has given us each other. To
be jumper cables for each other when we sense that
someone we know is pretty run down. If you've got
your eyes open for them, you'll see someone in need
of an emotional and spiritual "jump" most every day
of your life.

There's a wonderful example of that in 2 Timothy
1:16-18, our word for today from the Word of God.
This is the last letter Paul ever wrote. He's away from
most of his friends, he's locked up in Caesar's prison
in Rome, and he knows he may never leave there alive.
And in fact, he won't. Then along comes an unsung
hero named Onesiphorus, and he is God's jumper
cables to help the great apostle find the energy to
go on. Listen to Paul's testimony and think about
how you can be this for someone you know:
"May the Lord show mercy to the household
of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed
me and was not ashamed of my chains ...
When he was in Rome, he searched hard
for me until he found me."

When you're one of God's jump starters, you
wake up in the morning and you say, "Lord,
show me who needs me today." Then you
look for, even go out of your way if necessary,
to call that person who needs encouragement,
to write them, e-mail them, visit with them,
or just stop and take time with them.

It's almost always a sacrifice to do that because
of all the things you have to do. But you may
have nothing more important to do than this
extension of Jesus' love to someone who's
really depleted. Your joy can jump start theirs.
Your praying in faith can jump start theirs.
Your affirmation of their value and their
significance can jump start them believing
it again themselves. Your belief in them can
re-energize their courage to get back in the
ring for another round. Your reminder of
who they really are to God and to you may
be just the spiritual jolt they need to get going

You may say, "Yeah, well, I need someone
to jump start me!" You're thinking a lot lately
about your burdens, your problems, and your
feelings. The greatest way to get out of your
pit is to reach out and help someone else
get out of theirs. Proverbs 11:25 says: "He
who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

You have what someone needs today to get
started again. Don't just cruise on by, oblivious
to the needs right in front of you. "Lord, show
me who needs me today." That's the prayer
that will make you the conduit to deliver the
resources of God to someone who can't go
on without them. You are His jumper cables!

Ron Hutchcraft http://www.gospelcom.net/rhm/


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And were we committing a crime when we recorded
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