|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and
religious resources. This Home Page is changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are warmly
invited to read every quote posted for each theme, or simply to read those that interest you. They are
offered in the belief that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and that finding the commonality
in religions is more important than pointing up the differences. Religion is precious gift that blesses the
individual and uplifts the community. However you worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. Let
us meet regularly and build a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
On Today's Theme:
Today's economy can make us feel like teacups on top of a table and the
tablecloth is being yanked out from underneath us. Will we settle back
down on the tabletop or go flying up in the air only to smash on the floor?
And then there's war and violence and disease and fear across the globe.
So, will we shiver in the shadows or claim the sunshine of our birthright?
It depends on who you think lifts the sun into the sky each morning.
- Lisa Bowman
What is your life like? If you are like most people, it is made up of countless
bits and pieces of fragmented activity: exercise, work, eating, conversations,
entertainment, sleep. Add up the pieces day after day, year after year, and you
end up with an entire life split into millions of fragments, with no connecting
thread. Fragmentation rattles our peace of mind, creating untold tension and
anxiety. Over time, the fragments pile up and begin to suffocate your soul,
the inner you that craves focus, purpose and direction...
The only way to unite body and soul is to accept that G-d is
far higher than our limited selves...
True happiness is the fusion of body and soul dedicated to a higher cause,
a cause that benefits humankind and gives meaning and inner peace
to the individual in the process.
The Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Seventh Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement
Courtesy of Chabad.org
Those who are always preoccupied with something
cannot enjoy the world.
Lao Tze (6th century BC)
Founder of Taoism
God commands you to pray,
but he forbids you to worry.
St. John Vianney (1786-185)
Patron saint of parish priests
Each time a swarm of worries invades your mind, refuse to be affected;
wait calmly while seeking the remedy. Spray the worries with the
powerful chemical of your peace.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1898-1952)
Indian yogi and guru
Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved,
upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are.
Can you believe that?
Can you trust God for that?
Elisabeth Elliot (1926 - )
Christian missionary, author, speaker
(Note from Lisa - this is a fascinating woman with an amazing story - check her out)
"That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life -
whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes
to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than
clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or
store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.
And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?"
The Holy BIble
New Living Translation
The Last Word:
Pray, and let God worry.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Catalyst of the Protestant Reformation
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Chairman of IBM, in 1943
St. John Vianney;
Book of Matthew;