|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:
Living fearlessly under "the shadow of His wings" is only half the challenge.
Everything about Eternal Love is circular in its fulfillment. Love cannot flow
into our souls and stop like the end of railroad tracks, for to be Love, it has
to flow right back out; back up to God and touching others along the way.
Love flowing through us creates beauty. So, "do beauty," in whatever manner
grace has bestowed upon you and you'll know that you've sent love right back
towards heaven. You don't have to be Van Gogh to do beauty in colorful, glorious
swirls of textured movement. What is more beautiful than the touch of a com-
forting hand; more colorful than joyful laughter; more glorious than having
your heart touched by the beauty created by another?
Do beauty every-which-way today. Complete living fearlessly.
- Lisa Bowman
Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances. That's not
for human beings.
Move within, but don't move the way fear makes
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and
Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the
- Rumi (c. 1207-1273)
Persian poet and jurist
Excerpted from "The Illuminated Rumi,"
by Coleman Banks
Broadway Books, 1997
The greatest honor we can give Almighty God
is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.
Blessed Julian of Norwich (c. 1342 - c. 1416)
One of England's greatest mystic
It is not how much we have, but how much
we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
British Reformed Baptist Preacher
Develop an interest in life as you see it;
the people, things, literature, music -
the world is so rich,
simply throbbing with rich treasures,
beautiful souls and interesting people.
Henry Miller (1891-1980)
American writer and painter
Let nothing trouble you
Let nothing frighten you
God never changes
Patience obtains all
Whoever has God
Wants for nothing.
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Carmelite nun; Doctor of the Church
That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
The Last Word:
Propel, propel, propel your craft
softly down liquid solution.
Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically;
existence is simply illusion.
Fred Rogers (1928-2003)
Television Host and Producer
After God created the world, He made man and woman.
Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing,
He invented humor.
Guillermo Mordillo (1932 - )
Creator of cartoons and animations
Julian of Norwich;
Teresa of Avila;