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                       July 28, 2006 Weekend Edition

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    --Job: a story of steadfast faith

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    --Psalms 51
    --Religious Headline: A Bible of Aussie slang?
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    --Viktor Frankl and Therese of Lisieux
    And the Last Word: Robert Murray M'Cheyne

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    Religious Headline:
    'Strine' slang Bible a hit
    in secular Australia
    by Nick Squires
    Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2006

    Sydney, Australia – "Out of the blue
    God knocked up the whole bang lot....
    God said 'let's have some light' and
    bingo - light appeared."

    So opens the new second volume in
    the popular "Aussie Bible" series...
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Each time the battle begins, when my enemies Doubt and Fear begin the assault, I act
bravely: only cowards want to duel, anyway. I turn my back on these old adversaries,
not deigning to look them in the face. Then I run Jesus...

With every last drop of energy and life I will proclaim
my belief in God. I will cheerfully waive
my rights to enjoy any "Heaven on earth," as long as other poor souls -- those who question
their faith too -- can come to know God fully in Eternity. In spite of the suffering that has
all happiness from my life, I still sing out in prayer, "Lord, you fill me with joy in
everything you do." (Psalm 92:4)

---Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)
                                 Known as 'The Little Flower of Jesus,' St. Therese was
                                 a Carmelite nun in France who realized she could praise
                                 the Lord as well with small deeds as with as heroic ones.

    Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and put a new a right spirit within me.
    Cast me not away from they presence,
    and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
    restore to me the joy of thy salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

    O Lord, open thou my lips,
    and my mouth shall show forth
    thy praise.

    --Psalms 51:10-12, 15


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        And now, the Last Word:

                    Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you
             little in comparison with eternal realities.
       --Robert Murray M'Cheyne (1813-1843)
         A minister in the Church of Scotland, M'Cheyne died at the age of 29 during a typhus epidemic.
The Book of Job tells the story of an upright
man who holds onto his faith in the Lord despite
suffering enormous adversity: His sons and
daughters are killed, servants slain, livestock
stolen. He is afflicted with 'loathsome sores'
from head to toe. His wife and his friends scorn
him. Job curses his circumstances and argues
with the Lord, but through it all, he remains
steadfast in his faith and in his integrity...

    "For I know that my Redeemer lives,
    and at last he will stand upon the earth;
    and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    then from my flesh I shall see God, whom I
    shall see on my side,
    and my eyes shall behold, and not another."
    --Job 19:25-27

    "As God lives, who has taken
    away my right, and the Almighty,
    who has made my soul bitter;
    as long as my breath is in me,
    and the spirit of God is in my
    nostrils, my lips will not speak
    falsehood, and my tongue will
    not utter deceit.
    I will hold fast my righteousness,
    and will not let it go; my heart
    does not reproach me for any
    of my days."
    --Job 27:2-4, 8

    "I know thou canst do all things,
    and that no purpose of thine
    can be thwarted. Hear, and I
    will speak; I will question you,
    and you declare to me. I had
    heard of thee by the hearing
    of the ear, but now my eye
    sees thee."
    --Job 42:2-5

"And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job
more than his beginning; and he had fourteen
thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a
thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand
she-asses. He had also seven sons and three
daughters. And after this Job lived a hundred
and forty years, and saw his sons, and sons'
sons, four generations. And Job died, an old
man, and full of days."
--Job 42: 10
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) "Job Castigated By His Wife"
Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617) "Job in Distress"


                   Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was an Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

    "When we are no longer able to change a situation --
    we are challenged to change ourselves.”

    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked
    through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.
    They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that
    everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human
    freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to
    choose one's own way.”

William Blake (1757-1827)  "Job and His Daughters"