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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.

Dear Readers,

I read somewhere recently that we do not the possess the power to summon angels. They are
sent by God, and to pretend we control them is human folly. Our prayers rise to the Lord, and the
Father-Mother alone sends these heavenly couriers to do His bidding: to guide us, to guard us.
How incredibly loved are we, that these ethereal creatures are sent to surround us!

- Lisa

Angel of Mercy Statue        Photo by Robin Hill

When (Peter and the angel) had passed the first and the second guard,
they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened to them of
its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one
street; and immediately, the angel left him.

Acts 12: 10
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version


Angels have extraordinary God-given powers over
the natural world that we can only guess at.

From "The Angels' Little Instruction Book,"
by Eileen Elias Freeman
Warner Books, 1994



Back in 1994 I was athletically in my best shape, thank God! I was teaching aerobics 5 times per week,
walking around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and biking 20 miles 3 times a week. I was on one of those bike
  treks, sitting at a light at Colorado and Chevy Chase in Glendale (CA), drinking water and taking a breather
at the red light. As the truck in front of me made a right on turn on the red light, it cleared to reveal the light
was now green. I put my water bottle in its holder, stepped up into my pedals and took off with traffic. I heard
a female scream from my left. When I turned toward the sound - boom - I was wiped out by an oncoming car
speeding through the red light. Apparently I went flying into the air and landed in front of the Burger King.
My friend's husband said he was at that corner and called 9-1-1 to tell them he'd just seen a cyclist killed.
I only remember the female voice which had made me look left. And that is what saved my life, apparently.
Since my upper body was turning to the vehicle, my body trajectory was up onto the hood, through the
windshield and off the side onto the street. If I had not looked in that direction, I would have gone the
same direction my bike went, which was under the vehicle in a mangled mess.

Later, I spoke with folks on the corner who witnessed the accident, and they said there was only one
female scream - from me. So what made me look that direction if it wasn't the female scream?
An angel watching over me, I trust!

The Last Word :

God created the world.
"That is your most mysterious work,"
the angels said.
"And also my favorite," God replied.

From "Finding God in a Tangled World,"
by Juris Rubenis and Maris Subacs
Paraclete Press, 2007





















































































Random Bonus Quote:

Some run swiftly; some creep painfully;
all who keep on will reach the goal.

Piyadassi Thera (1914-1998)
Sri Lanka


On today's
Home Page:

Book of Acts;
Eileen Freeman;
Judy J.;
Maris Subacs




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