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    NEW! Click REVIEWS for the play, "DOUBT"
    At the top of the Home Page:
    --Our work and God's works
    --A Sanskrit saying
    --Theodore Roosevelt on work

    Midway down the page:
    --God's Yellow Pages
    --Buck, Barrie and Beatty (I didn't plan that, I swear)

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Do not pray for easy lives...
    --Tolstoy, Dr. Brothers and Robert Frost

          And the Last Word: Our real work...


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One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)
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The theme of this page changes each weekday.
Phone Home: Here's a wonderful link entitled "God's Yellow Pages" Divided up by subject, corresponding
chapters and verses of the Bible are conveniently listed as if they were in a telephone book. Very clever.
Want to look up "Love?" There are two verses listed. There's even the topic "Excuses." (That's for those
who don't try out this link...) Many thanks to subscriber Marna Jordan for sending this link!

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
--Henri-Fredreric Amiel (1821-1881)   Swiss poet and philosopher  
Thou dost cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine, and bread to strengthen man's heart.
The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon which he
planted. In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.

The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun
rises, they get them away and lie down in their dens. Man goes forth to his work
and to his labor until the evening.

O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all...
These all look to thee, to give them food in due season.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
Psalms 104: 14-17, 21-24, 27, 33
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition

Everyone needs to work. Even a lion cannot sleep, expecting a deer to enter his mouth.
Hitopadesha (14th century)   A collection of Sanskrit sayings.

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) Twenty-six President of the United States
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl Buck (1892-1973)  First American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature.
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
James M. Barrie (1860-1937)   Scottish novelist and dramatist, creator of Peter Pan
You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
Warren Beatty (1937-   )   American actor and film director
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Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.
Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889-1967)   Archbishop of New York
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you
shall be the miracle.
Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)  Noted American Episcopalian clergyman and author
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)  Russian novelist, philosopher
No matter how much pressure your feel at work, if you could find ways to
relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.
Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928-    )  American psychologist and advice columnist
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)   American, one of the foremost poets of the 20th-century
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...
Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912)   American architect and urban planner
And now, the Last Word:
For one being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our
tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work
is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)   Generally considered the 20th century's greatest German language poet
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