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Photo: Chuck Bowman
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    At the top of the Home Page:
    --Give thanks for His wonders
    --Moses does the impossible
    --Testing the resources of God

    Midway down the page:
    --New! Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark: One Hope for Israel

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --I can do all things through Christ...
    --God's perfect Will in the present moment

    And the Last Word: Thich Nhat Hanh


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TODAY'S THEME: Attempting the Impossible
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

--Leonardo Da Vinci
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And now, the Last Word:
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O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:
make known his deeds among the people.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Glory ye in his holy name:
let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Seek the Lord, and his strength:
seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvellous works that he hath done;
his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.

Psalms 105: 1-5
Holy Bible, King James Version
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that
over the land of Egypt there may be such intense darkness that one can feel
it." So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was dense
darkness throughout the land of Egypt for three days.

Exodus 10: 21-22
We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible.

F. B. Meyer  (1847-1929)
English, a Baptist pastor and evangelist who was part of the Higher Life movement
Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in His protection, His justice, His mercy,
His love and His omnipresence...to be fit for Self-Realization, a man must be fearless.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Self-Realization magazine
I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.

1 Philippians 4: 13
Holy Bible, King James Version
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(Originally printed in the Orange County Register on August 12, 2006)

    Question to Rabbi Goldmark from Register reporter Ann Pepper:
           “What do most Orange County Jews hope for Israel?”

    Answer by Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark:
    "An Israeli is a citizen of Israel. A Jew is a member of the Jewish
    people and can live in any country in the world, including the United
    States.  That’s simple enough.  I am an American citizen first and
    foremost.  But, I am also vitally concerned...continued on the Editorial Page
Most Jews Share One Hope for Israel
Nothing is more reasonable, perfect or divine than the will of God...

The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams but you will only
enjoy them to the extent of your faith and love. The more a soul loves, the more it
longs, the more it hopes, the more it finds. The will of God is manifest in every moment,
an immense ocean which the heart only fathoms in so far as it overflows with faith,
trust  and love...

It is in his purpose, hidden in the cloud of all that happens to you in the present
moment, that you must rely. You will find it always surpasses your own wishes.
Jean Pierre de Caussade (died 1751)
French Jesuit priest who wrote letters of spiritual council,
which were preserved, to the Nuns of the Visitation at Nancy, France
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle...is to walk on earth. Every day we are
engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white
clouds, green leaves, the black curious eyes of a child -- our own two
eyes. All is a miracle.

Thich Nhat Hanh (born 1926)
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk: teacher, author, peace activist