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Published 7-18-11     The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Tzvi Freeman, Mahatma Gandhi, Book of Psalms, Marian Wright Edelman,
Donald Gray Barnhouse, Editors of Conari Press


Dear Readers,

Most all of us want our existence to make a difference in the world.
Isn't it interesting: that's a feeling unique to humans. I never met
a lizard with aspirations, but if you have, please enlighten me.

Although few of us are destined to make world headlines, we do all
impact this planet with our thoughts, our words, and our actions. It
appears that we were specifically designed to "make a difference,"
hopefully for the good. What we cannot do is to judge if the difference
we make is important enough. Only our Father is qualified for that.

Remember, what may seem small to us may be huge in His eyes.

- Lisa

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Wake up the morning and tell the sun to rise!

...Decide what sort of day it will be and make it that.
Decide what sort of world you think it should be and make it that.
Decide what sort of person you wish to live inside and make
yourself that. Take the reins and run your own life!

Tzvi Freeman; based on the wisdom of
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Courtesy of


Prayer from the heart can achieve
what nothing else can in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Indian political and spiritual leader


Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.

Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

Psalm 98: 1-3
The Holy Bible
New International Version


We must not, in trying to think about how we can
make a difference, ignore the small daily differences
we can make which, over time, add up to big
differences that we often cannot foresee.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 - )
President and founder of Children's Defense Fund


Love is the key. Joy is love singing.
Peace is love resting. Long-suffering
is love enduring. Kindness is love's
touch. Goodness is love's character.
Faithfulness is love's habit.
Gentleness is love's self-forgetfulness.
Self-control is love holding the reins.

Donald Grey Barnhouse (1895-1960)
American Christian pastor, radio pioneer, writer

The Last Word:

All of you reading these words have loved someone,
have done someone a kindness,
have healed a wound,
have taken on a challenge,
have created something beautiful,
and have enjoyed breathing the air of existence.
Every moment you make a difference.

From "Random Acts of Kindness"
by the Editors of Conari Press



























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

A good disposition is a virtue in itself,
and it is lasting; the burden of the years
cannot depress it, and love that is founded
on it endures to the end.

Ovid (43 BC - 17/18 AD)
Roman poet



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