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    At the top of the Home Page:
    --Life Simplified
    --Happiness Simplified
    --A new question for Rabbi Mentz
    Midway down the page:
    --Gratitude Simplified
    --Grace Simplified
    --Prayer Simplified
    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Failure Simplified
    --Purpose Simplified

    And the Last Word: Eternity Simplified


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TODAY'S THEME: Utilizing Simplicity
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'Tis the gift to be simple,
'Tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought
to be ----
And when we find ourselves in the place
just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend
We shan't be ashamed
To turn, turn will be our delight,
'Til by turning, turning
We come round right.

Shaker hymn
Life Simplified
Happiness Simplified
It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
What's new? A new question for Rabbi Mentz!

Is man inherently good or inherently evil?

"This question is one of my all time favorites. It really is a simple answer,
but as all simple answers go, there is lots of explaining to do. So here goes..."

For the rest of his answer, click on: Ask Rabbi Mentz
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Here’s a simple test to find whether your mission on earth is finished.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
Grace is nothing else but a certain beginning of glory in us.

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Italian philosopher, theologian, Doctor of the Church
Gratitude & Willingness Simplified
Night is drawing nigh,
For all that has been ---
For all that shall be ---
Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)
Swedish diplomat and
Secretary-General of the UN
Grace Simplified
Prayer Simplified
Absolute attention is prayer.
Zen saying
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)
His teachings inspired the Reformation
Failures are fingerposts on the road to achievement.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish author and scholar
Failure Simplified
Purpose Simplified
In prayer, come empty, do nothing.

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Spanish mystic, figure in the Reformation
And now, the Last Word:
Eternity Simplified
God is Love.