Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.
Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
"Elijah Receiving Bread and Water From An Angel" Peter Paul Ruebens
Angel's wings and secret things
my Father shows to me,
when all alone I sit with Him as quiet as can be.
The secrets of the universe, He whispers very low.
He speaks as if He does not want
another soul to know.
But in my heart I feel inside, they are for all to hear,
He only waits to share them with
His children who draw near.
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send in my name,
He shall teach you all things..."
Kate Buxbaum-Prado, one of eight children, was born in Riverdale,
Maryland to a "beautiful, quiet, intelligent, stay-at-home" mom and
an "outgoing, talkative writer" of a father. In her poetry, she seems
to reflect them both. She agreed to share some of her life story as
well as some of her poems with The Religion Network:
"As I look back now, my father was the biggest influence on
my whole life. As I grew up, washed daily in the atmosphere of
creativity, I did not understand any of it. I thought everyone's
dad could build beautiful gardens, write romantic verses, paint
pictures that would take your breath away, and be emotional
over the simplest pleasures of life, such as the first spring
blossom after a cold winter."
"My only dream was to get married, have at least ten children,
and be someone's wife. That is what I grew up with...
I did marry when I was 23 years old, but by age 31, realized
Mr. Right was not a dreamer like me. My hopes were further
dashed when I discovered I would never be able to carry a
baby full term. As I watched the battle over a woman's right
not to have a child, my children were lost to miscarriages."
"After 14 years of working in property management following my
father's death in 1991, and another failed marriage along with
another lost child, I finally gave up and asked God what it was He
wanted me to do. I then started to write. It began with a small book
of verses called "Angel's Wings and Secret Things" in the fall of
2005. In 2006 I moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, surrounded by the
beautiful Appalachian Mountains. I help my sister, Rev. Rosemary
Redding, who is pastor and founder of His Heart Ministries, Inc.,
to feed and clothe the children I never was able to have,
and care for the elderly. I now call myself a writer
and work under the name of Prado's Pen."
Climate of Love
Hush and you can hear the stirring of wings.
Listen with your spirit and
you can hear the angels sing.
Praise God and enter His climate of love.
Breathe in the stillness of His peace
and drink His blessings
"So that the priests could not stand to minister because
of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord."
1 Kings 8: 11
Soft fluttering of wings,
their transparent figures standing
on the edge of endless time called eternity...
sleep neither day or night as heavenly guards,
watching daily over you and me.
"For He shall give His angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways."
Kate Buxbaum - Prado
The Last Word:
God is just a prayer away.
All the fish needs is to get lost in the water.
All humankind needs is to get lost in the Dao.
Zhuangzi (c. 360 - c. 275 BC)