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July 28, 2006 Weekend Edition
At the top of the Home Page:
--Job: a story of steadfast faith
Midway down the page:
--NEW! 'Ask Rabbi Mentz'
--Speakpage & Archives
--Religious Headline: A Bible of Aussie slang?
--Coming Monday to The Religion Network...
For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
--Viktor Frankl and Therese of Lisieux
And the Last Word: Robert Murray M'Cheyne
"ASK RABBI MENTZ"
Don't bother looking for the
there aren't any on his page!
And Coming on Monday:
'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...
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 away...to 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
drained 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
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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.
"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."
"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
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.”