Thursday, 31 January 2008

Paradoxical Twins - Teaser 6

Peter and Allison are twins. Peter is Allison's older brother because he was born 34 minutes before her. But Allison's birth certificate records that she was born at an earlier time.

How is this possible?


This really happened — on 4 November 2007 in North Carolina. In Britain it would have had to happen a week earlier.

See Answer

Peter was born at 1:32am on 4 November. 28 minutes later the clocks went back an hour because Daylight Saving Time (equivalent to British Summer Time in the UK) had come to an end. Allison was born 6 minutes later, at 1:06am.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Avoiding Worry 5 - Remember God's Character

Another way that a Christian can avoid worry ...

5 Remember God’s character

Not only does God love you but ...

(a) He is all powerful, he is the one who created you, and he’s sovereign over the universe. He is able to bring his plans to fruition and nothing can thwart him.

(b) He’s also all-knowing and wise. He knows what is best for you.

(c) He’s also omnipresent – present everywhere. You cannot walk away from his protective hand – neither intentionally nor unintentionally.

(d) Finally, remember that God is dependable – he never changes. You can trust him for the future.

Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there. (Anon)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

A Thief

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre.

After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van.

However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of petrol.

When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied,

"Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings...

I had no Monet...

to buy Degas...

to make the Van Gogh."

See if you have De Gaulle to pass this on to someone else.

I posted it here because I reckoned I had nothing Toulouse.