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ON TODAY'S SITE:

 Barney Hamady, Emmet Fox, Stephen Covey, Book of Psalms

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Dear Readers,

I harbor no doubt that the sun will breach the horizon tomorrow morning;
thank goodness I can cross that off my To-Do list! There literally are an
infinite number of physical and spiritual laws and forces that we happily
take for granted. We do, because we instinctively know that the Creator
immutably and eternally has set them into motion. That doesn't stop us,
however, from trying to wiggle out of the spiritual ones that don't suit us.
That's where anger, greed, laziness, pride, lust and excess come in.

But we can't actually break any of God's principles. We can only break
ourselves in the trying. And that's the good news! As Principle itself,
God never changes or wavers in His love for us. His promises are for-
ever. He invites us to cover our souls with this ultimate security
blanket, enjoying the warmth of steadfast Goodness by
relaxing into His wondrously eternal laws.

- Lisa

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Doorway in Assisi, Italy
Photo by Lisa Bowman    All rights reserved

         

Progress often occurs when we challenge timeworn ways
of thinking and living. But some things, the main truths,
never change. These principles are the same yesterday,
today, and forever because God and that which is eternal
is the same yesterday, today and forever...

These principles were set in motion long before you were
born, and they will continue long after you die...



Excerpted from "Making Life Work When Life is Working You or Someone You Love,"
by Barney Hamady
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 2009




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Prayer is answered because God is principle, eternally manifest...
When we pray rightly we bring ourselves into harmony with His
Law of Being. Prayer does not ask God to change the laws for
our temporary convenience, but it tunes us in, so to speak,
with divine Principle...



Excerpted from "Around the Year With Emmet Fox,"
by Emmet Fox
HarperSanFrancisco, 1950


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These principles and laws are permanent...
They are what best selling author Stephen Covey
calls "Lighthouse Principles," a name taken from
the following legend...

Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been
at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days...
The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the captain
remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all activities.
Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge
reported, "Light, bearing on the starboard bow."

"Is it steady or moving astern?" the captain called out.

Lookout replied, "Steady, captain," which meant we were
on a dangerous collision course with that ship.

The captain then called to the signalman, "Signal that ship:
We are on a collision course, advise you to change course
20 degrees."

Back came a signal, "Advisable for you to change course
20 degrees."

The captain said, "Send, I'm a captain, change course
20 degrees."

"I'm a seaman second class," back came the reply. "You
had better change course 20 degrees." By that time, the
captain was furious. He spat out, "Send, I'm a battleship.
Change course 20 degrees."

Back came the flashing light, "I'm a lighthouse."
We changed course...


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...The great movie director Cecil B. De Mille put it this way,
"It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break
ourselves against the law."...The only negotiable is us, not
the law or the lawgiver, and how we choose to live out our
lives and destinies from this day forward. You get to nego-
tiate how you're going to deal with your successes as well
as your failures, your blessings as well as your curses...
But you don't get to negotiate or change the nature of the
principles that empower us and enable us to manage
the ups and downs of life.


Excerpted from "Making Life Work When Life is Working You or Someone You Love,"
by Barney Hamady
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 2009




The Last Word:

Hashem annuls the counsel of nations,
he thwarts the designs of peoples.
The counsel of Hashem will endure forever,
the designs of His heart from generation to generation.


Psalm 33:10-11
The Stone Edition Tanach

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 








 







 






































 

 


Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

To be interested in the changing seasons
is a happier state of mind than to be
hopelessly in love with spring.

George Santayana (1863-1952)
Spanish-American philosopher and writer

 




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