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Published 4-23-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Augustine of Hippo, Book of Psalms, Book of Daniel, Rebbe Schneerson
Oswald Chambers, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dear Readers,

Wonder: the surrender to a sense of awe.
As Einstein said, one can view everything
as a miracle or nothing as a miracle.
Personally, I prefer the former because
wonder is a close cousin to joy. Awe-some!

- Lisa

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     Nevada highway
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People travel to wonder

at the height of the mountains,

at the huge waves of the seas,

at the long course of the rivers,

at the vast compass of the ocean,

at the circular motion of the stars,

and yet they pass by themselves

without wondering.

St. Augustine of Hipp0 (354-430)
Bishop, Doctor of the Church


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made: marvellous
are they works; and that my
soul knoweth right well.

Psalm 139:14
King James Version


It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous
signs and wonders that the Most High God
has performed for me.
 How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders!
His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;
   his dominion endures from generation to generation.

Daniel 4:2-3
New International Version



Where there is love and where there is awe,
each day brings a discovery of endless wonder.

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Seventh and last Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement

Mt. Tom, Bishop, CA
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You do not know what you are going to do;
the only thing you know is that God knows
what He is doing....It is this attitude that
keeps you in perpetual wonder --
you do not know what God
is going to do next.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
Scottish minister, author,YMCA Chaplain in WWI


...So the first words I speak in the morning are:
"Thank you for the gift of this wonderful day."

*All days are wonderful in direct proportion to the
creative energy invested in them. No investment, no return.

*Even lousy days possess hidden wonder. Sometimes all
you need is moment of attitude adjustment to shift your
perception of an entire afternoon and move forward
into a pleasant evening...

*Days that are expected to be wonderful before they
begin turn out to be so much more frequently
than days greeted with grumbling.

Excerpted from "Simple Abundance,"
by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Warner Books, 1995

The Last Word:

In all our lives, in so many simple,
familiar, homely ways, God infuses
this element of joy from the surprises
of life, which unexpectedly brighten
our days, and fill our eyes with light.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
American poet and educator; abolitionist


























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States



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