If God's works were such that human reason could easily figure them out, they could not be said to be wonderful, nor would they be far too marvelous for words to express. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, p. 192) 29 August 2012
The promise of prayer is that you do it straight to heaven and straight to the Lord without any intermediaries and without any public relations. This is straight from the heart, from the depth of your being, and the meaning of your existence. (Shimon Peres, in Powerful Prayers by Larry King and Rabbi Irwin Katsof, p. 77)
You should pray every hour. The most necessary and the most difficult form of prayer is to remember -- in spite of the numerous distractions of life -- your obligations to God, to His law.
You become scared,
you become upset,
you become embarrassed,
you become too involved or
distracted by something.
But you should always remember who you are and what you should do. This is what a real prayer should be about. This is difficult in the beginning, but with time you can work and create this habit. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 21 August)
Doctrinal discipline thus starts before the actual ordination. It is a matter of life and death for the Church that the utmost care be exercised with regard to ordination. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost Of Discipleship, p. 330) 16 August 2012
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to print the pages on my four Google blogs without including the Sidebar information? Now there is a way, using the free Print Friendly application.
I've installed a Print Friendly button at the bottom of each page that appears on my blogs. Clicking on the button will display the information without the Sidebar. From the Print Friendly page you can select whether you want to Print the page or get a PDF of the page. You can chose to Email the page to yourself or someone else. You can remove the images.
Here's a link to a short video that will further acquaint you with this very handy tool. Please note that the video mentions installing Print Friendly, ignore that part. I've already done the installation. All you need to do to use the application is click on the "Print Friendly" button at the bottom of each blog posting you want to print.
God scattered holy sparks all over the world. Whenever a person prays with intent, his words attract one of these sparks and propel it heavenward to add brilliance and sparkle to God's glorious crown. (Arvei Nachal, Commentary on the Talmud in Powerful Prayers by Larry King, p. 30) 9 August 2012
Those who believe that their life has not begun with their birth and will not end with death find it much easier to live a good life than those who do not understand or believe this. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 18 July) 3 August 2012
I have been retired from the U.S. government for many years. I was a long time paying member of AOL until May 2009. Until October 2008 I had a fairly extensive genealogy website on AOL. They dropped support.
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