Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Some quotes are forever new. The folowing are among my favourites:

1. If it is not broken, do not fix it (Unknown). "Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary. He was just that way. If he din't need the money, he wouldn't lay a hand on you." Herb Shriner.
2. Decay starts when growth stops (Our Daily Bread)
3. It is not about what your country can give you. It is about what you can give your country (JFK)
4. To be different is not to be defficient(Unknown)
5. To teach is to learn twice (Unknown)
6. The used key is always bright (Benjamin Franklin)
7. Now go, write it before them in a table, and not in a book (Isaih 30: 8)
8. By indirections find directions out (William Shakespear)
9. Have no friends not equal to yourself (Confucius)
10. I never forget a face, but in your case I will make an exception (Julius Henry)
11. To err is human, to forgive divine (Alexandar Pope)
12. There is always room at the top (Daniel Webster)
13. A good symbol is the best arguement, and is a missionary to persuade thousands (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
14. I could never make out what those damned dots meant (Winston Churchill)
15. The historian is a prophet in reverse (Frederick Shlegel)
16."The 'expectation' in a gamble is the value of the prize multiplied by the probability of winning the prize. According to Pascal, the value of eternal happiness is infinite. He reasoned that even if the probability of winning eternal happiness by leading a religious life is very small indeed, nevertheless, since the expectation is infinite (any finite fraction of infiniy is itself infinite)) it will pay anyone leading such a life (E.T. Bell, Men of Mathematics)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

A visit from James by David Kitz (March 19)

I was blessed by David Kitz's one man show at my local church today. David performed the book of James by reciting scripture verses as recorded by James- the brother of Jesus Christ. I was reminded that James believed in the Lord after the resurrection when the Lord appeared to him. Before the resurrection, the gospels record that James did not believe. In fact James and other family memebers thought that their brother, the trvelling evangelist was a lunatic! What an impact the resurrection made! Please plan to tell the resurrection story to someone this easter.

In his performance, David opens by writing greetings to the churches. He then goes into the meaty stuff: faith and works, prayer, caring for one another etc. The desription of the mouth as an organ of evil caught my attention more than the other parts. With the mouth, one can set the whole world on fire! Yet, it is with the mouth that we also sing priases to God. What a testimonythe mouth carries before our living God!

David did another performance called the "The Centurion's experince". He gives a perspective on the dearth and resurrection of Jesus from the Roman soldier's perspective- the centurion. The Centurion's experience has a good ending. At the end of his experience, (he led the band of killers that nailed Jesus to the cross) he confesses that he was ignorant of what he did and begs for forgiveness.

David has CDs and a book which was the number one seller a few years ago in the Ottawa area.