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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.

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Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.

For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.

The Lord knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.

The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell in it forever.

Psalm 37: 5-6, 10,18, 23-24, 29
The Holy Bible
King James Version


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In our day heaven and earth are on tiptoe waiting for the emergence of a Spirit-led,
Spirit-intoxicated, Spirit-empowered people. All of creation watches expectantly for the
springing up of a disciplined, freely gathered, martyr people who know in this life the
life and power of the kingdom of God. It has happened before. It can happen again.

From "Seeking the Kingdom" by Richard J. Foster
HarperSanFrancisco, 1995

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A city child was spending his vacation on a farm.
They showed him a hen sitting on a nest of eggs,
and told him that some day a little chicken would
come out of each egg. The child was delighted at
this dramatic idea, and every morning he went
around expecting to see the miracle.

Days passed, and nothing happened.
And gradually his faith waned.
At last one day he told himself
bitterly that he had been deceived.

Next day, however, from habit he went around to the
nest as usual, but without any hope; and behold, what
was his joy to see a flock of little chickens running about.

Of course, wonderful changes had been taking place all the time,
behind the shells, but there was nothing to show
for it until the very last moment...

In this story it was the spectator who lost faith,
and so it did not matter. If the mother hen had lost
her faith - well, there would have been no chickens...


Emmet Fox (1886-1951)
Famous spiritual leader of the early 20th century;
a large influence on the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous
From "Around the Year with Emmet Fox"
HarperSanFrancisco



Too often, we try to gain a clear perspective before it is time.

That will make us crazy.

We do not always know why things are happening the way they are...

Let it go. We can let go of our need to figure things out, to feel in control...

In hindsight, we will know It will become clear. For today, being is enough.
We have been told that all things shall work out for good in our life. We can
trust that to happen, even if we cannot see the place
today's events will hold in the larger picture.

From "The Language of Letting Go"
by Melodie Beattie
Hazeldon, 1990


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If we do not stand firmly in the present moment, we may
feel ungrounded when we look at the future...

The best way of preparing for the future is to take good
care of the present, because we know that if the present
is made up of the past, then the future will be made up
of the present. All we need to be responsible for is the
present moment. Only the present is within our reach.
To care for the present is to care for the future...

Buddhahood, liberation, awakening, peace, joy,
and happiness can only be found in the present
moment. The place of our appointment is
right here, in this very place.

Thich Nhat Hanh (1926)
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk;
teacher, author, peace activist

 

The Last Word:

Take care of each moment
and you take care of all time.

The Buddha (c. 563-c. 483 B.C.)



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Totally Random Bonus Quote:

We think in generalities but we live in detail.

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
English mathematician and philosopher

 

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