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Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.

Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.


Joni Eareckson Tada, Rabindranath Tagore, H. Jackson Brown, Jr.,
Rumi, Book of Ecclesiastes, C. S. Lewis, Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Dear Readers,

"Do you wanna go across the street?" my husband Chuck, asked. That's our code for walking
over to the little cafe and drinking some iced tea together; we do it almost every morning.
I hesitated. I was about to leave for the gym and this would set back the timing of my day. But
about ten minutes later, sipping on the refreshing drink while we joked with the owner and our
waitress, I thought again how precious is this little ritual. By stopping what we each are doing to
spend time together, we honor one another; we demonstrate putting the other person first; we
strengthen and freshen our relationship. We make memories that will outlast the chores on my list.

Time becomes pressure if that's how we choose to measure our life. I highly recommend stopping
your day, every day, to spend a little time with someone you love, be they spouse, friend, child,
parent or someone who needs you. The minutes will blossom and bear sweet fruit in your life.

By the way, your Heavenly Father loves you madly. It would mean the world if you
honored Him by spending a little time to check in on a regular basis each day...

- Lisa

Photo by Stephen Bowman                                             All rights reserved

To listen in prayer is to mentally absorb divine instructions
concerning the matters of the day. To listen -- to find true
intimacy with your God --
is to not take the day in one fell
swoop, but in hourly or even moment-by-moment increments.
The day's schedule which looked organized in the morning
can, like a deck of cards, be shuffled by noon. Circum-
stances can shift. Plans can change. That's why keeping
your heart's ear cocked hour by hour is so important.

Listening implies confidence that God truly desires to speak with us...

Excerpted from "31 Days Toward Intimacy With God,"
by Joni Eareckson Tada
Multnomah Publishers, 2005


The butterfly counts not months but
moments, and has time enough.


Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its
parody makes it mere change and no wealth.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Bengali poet and recipient of Nobel Prize in literature


on't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly
the same number of hours per day that were given to
Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa,
Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
American best-selling writer

Photo by Stephen Bowman                              All rights reserved

Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.

Rumi (c. 1207-1273)
Islamic jurist, theologian and mystic


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
American poet and philosopher


I have seen something else under the sun:
The race is not to the swift
or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
The Holy Bible
New International Version


The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate
of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish novelist and academic

The Last Word:

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey.
It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it
will never come again. What we leave behind us
is not as important as how we have lived.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard
(as portrayed by actor Patrick Stewart)
From the film, "Star Trek: Generations," 1994
Screenplay by Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga













































































Totally Random Bonus Quote:

We think in generalities but we live in detail.

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
English mathematician and philosopher