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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.

Dear Readers,

Those without dreams are nearly dead. Indeed, healthy human aspiration lives on the same street
as does divine inspiration. The two even get together for playdates, for fun to them is nudging us
toward heavenly creativity that helps bring heaven to earth. We breathe life into our dreams by
laying them before the Lord for sanctification, and by the simple act of cherishing them. Love
your aspirations and set them free so they can dance in the universe as they were meant to!

- Lisa

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
American poet, novelist and playwright


Use what talents you possess;
the woods be very silent if no birds sang there
except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)
American author and Presbyterian clergyman


Although I am planning and doing things in the world,
it is only to please the Lord. I test myself: even when
I am working I whisper within, "Where are You, Lord?"
and the whole world changes. There is nothing but a great
Light, and I am a little bubble in that Ocean of Light.
Such is the joy of existence in God.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian yogi and guru
From "Man's Eternal Quest"

There's no such thing as defeat.

There's always another chance. To believe in defeat
is to believe that there is something, a certain
point in time that did not come from the Above.

Know that G-d doesn't have failures. If things appear
to worsen, it is only as part of them getting better.
we only fall down in order to bounce back even higher.

The Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Final Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement
Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of


Nothing is too great and nothing is too small
to commit into the hands of the Lord.

A.W. Pink (1886-1952)
Evangelist and Biblical scholar

The Last Word :

Remember that nothing is small
in the eyes of God. Do all that
you do with love.

St. Therese de Lisieux (1873-1897)
Also known as "The Little Flower of Jesus"


















































































Random Bonus Quote:

A witty saying proves nothing.

Francois-Marie Arouet, aka Voltaire (1694-1778)
French Enlightenment philosopher


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Van Dyke;
The Rebbe;
A.W. Pink;
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