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THE TRUEST LIFE
August 21st, 2019 9:09 am
"Prayer is the most powerful form of energy that one can generate. The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigour, moral stamina and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human relationships. True prayer is a way of life; the truest life is literally a way of prayer." -Alexis Carrel
 
There is nuclear energy, electric energy, sol...
LET'S GET DIGGING!
August 20th, 2019 8:34 am
"Sitting still and wishing makes no person great. The Good Lord sends the fishing, but you must dig the bait!" -Daryl Hoole
 
It is always better to do something about your situation than to fold your arms and do nothing about it. And yes! Prayer, too, counts as doing something; in fact, it is more of a "doing" than anything else! Observe a child. It is, in the natural sense, ordained that a newborn child will learn how to turn over, then sit, then crawl, then stand and, finally, walk - a...
THE BUSINESSMAN
August 19th, 2019 11:54 am
My wife was homeless as a teenager. On Friday afternoons a "businessman" would walk up to her and ask her if she was hungry. She would say "Yes," and he would take her into the restaurant on the corner. She never felt any danger with him (and she has had to cut somebody badly before). He was just some dude offering her a meal. He would let her get anything on the menu. He would sit and read the paper and drink a cup of coffee. There was never any conversation. When he was done, he would pay the...
ONE GOOD TURN...
August 18th, 2019 11:53 am
A thirsty ant went to a brook to get a drink. He climbed onto the edge of a blade of grass overhanging the brook, but the surface was so shiny and wet that he lost his balance and fell into the water. A dove sitting on a nearby tree saw the drowning ant and decided to help him. "I'm going to drop a leaf in the water near you. Climb atop it and save your life," the dove yelled to the ant. Plucking a leaf from the tree, the dove fluttered just above the ant and dropped it. The ant scrambled onto t...
WHY DO YOU DO IT?
July 17th, 2019 2:07 pm
When the Zen spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat which lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. The teacher, thus, ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. When the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up. Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly...
THE WAY YOU TAKE IT
July 14th, 2019 2:07 pm
"All that is necessary is to accept the unacceptable, do without the indispensable and bear the unbearable." -Kathleen Norris
 
Life is beautiful; life can also be brutal. Life is a calm lake and a raging sea all rolled into one. Life cannot always be planned. The events of life sometimes catch us unawares because they are not what we envisaged. When such things as unexpected death or illness, the loss of one's dwelling or means of livelihood, or failure at a venture one was so convinced...
THE PROBLEM WITH PRETENTIOUSNESS
July 13th, 2019 2:05 pm
In the olden days, sailors took pets aboard ships to amuse the crew while they were at sea. On one particular voyage, a sailor brought aboard a monkey as a companion. A violent storm battered the ship just as it neared Attica, a peninsula that juts into the Aegean Sea. The waves eventually dashed the boat to pieces, throwing everyone into the water, including the monkey. A dolphin spotted the monkey struggling in the angry seas and, believing it to be a human, offered to carry the animal to shor...
MORE THAN CONQUERORS!
June 21st, 2019 10:02 am
You see, a man is first beaten in his spirit, and then his rational faculties are filled with fear. It is just like an army that has lost its officers. Panic seizes them. When that inward man, the inner spirit, is in union with God, the reasoning faculties may lose their poise and be filled with panic, but the spirit is still Master. Though we are filled with outward fear, there is an inward courage that drives us on to win. How many of the army boys have said to me, "Yes, I was frightened; I wa...
WHEN THE LOVE RUNS DEEP
June 20th, 2019 10:01 am
My boyfriend works a typical 8 to 5 job, Monday through to Friday. He's always the first to text "Good morning" because I usually sleep in. I've noticed that every day that he's at work, at exactly 8:36 a.m., he texts me a sweet good morning message. The first two days that I noticed, I thought it was just coincidence; but then for the next week it was the same thing at 8:36 a.m. Now I didn't want to just assume that he had an alarm specifically set for saying "Good morning" to me, but secretly...
THE UPSIDES TO THOSE DOWNSIDES
June 19th, 2019 10:01 am
I grew up 3 hours outside of Pittsburgh, PA, with my mother and 3 younger siblings. My mom was a single mother and worked a minimum wage job so we never had much, but that was okay. We made ends meet somehow. In my freshman year of High School I got a job at a local bakery and immediately started saving money for college, to help out around the house, and to buy myself a car. In my junior year of High School I bought a 2002 Dodge caravan. In senior year I was accepted into the University of Pitt...
 
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