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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: Climbing Our Mountains
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Our special feature on "Hypocrisy" can be found in the Forum.

    At the top of the Home Page:
    --The Everpresent Father
    --Wisdom won atop Mt. Everest, no doubt

    Midway down the page:
    --How fear & courage are friends
    --Let God do it

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --A climber,
    --a poet,
    --and a monk, share the same perspective

          And the Last Word: Tenacity & faith defined
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Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place
of the dead), behold, You are there.

If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be (the only)
light about me, Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night
shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.

How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is
the sum of them. If I could count them, they would be more in number than the
sand. When I awoke, (could I count to the end) I would still be with You.

Psalm 139: 7-14, 17-18
The Amplified Bible
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Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955)
Silent film star
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.

Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973)
World War I hero, winner of the Medal of Honor and the Croix de Guerre
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'Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of
man' (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Which is to say, that is all men must do
for their part; it is their living faith. Let them do it, God will do the
rest. Grace alone will perform the miracles passing the understanding
of men, for the ear has not heard not the eye seen nor the heart felt,
what God conceives in his mind, resolves in his will and by his power
performs in souls (1 Corinthians 2:19).

Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)
French Jesuit priest
From "The Sacrament of the Present Moment"
HarperSanFrancisco, 1966
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It does not matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop.

Confucius (551-479 BC)
Chinese philosopher
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It is not the mountain we conquer,
but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary  (1919-      )
New Zealand explorer & mountaineer.
He and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt. Everest.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Susan Jeffers
From "Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway"
You've climbed the highest mountain in the world.
What's left? It's all downhill from there. You've got
to set your sights on something higher than Mr. Everest.

Willi Unsoeld (1926-1979)
American climber and legendary mountaineer; member of the first American expedition to
summit Mt. Everest; died in an avalanche on Mt. Rainier
Bonus quote: The more completely we give
of ourselves, the more completely the world
gives back to us.

The Buddha
You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your
veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the
stars; and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of all the world...Till
you can sing and rejoice and delight in God, as misers do in gold,
and Kings in sceptres, you never enjoy the world.

Thomas Traherne (c.1636-1674)
English pastor, poet and writer
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates
us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all
the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
American monk and writer
And now, the Last Word:
If you don't let go,
            you can't fall off!
Jerry Moffat
English rock climber
(With appreciation for the awesome, unknown photographer)