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#21 Carolyn

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:51 PM

Dear Rick,

Happy day!

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"Jesus often took his apostles away by themselves for short periods to engage in meditation and prayer, but for the most part he kept them in service-contact with the multitudes. The soul of man requires spiritual exercise as well as spiritual nourishment."

Now that is beautiful, true, and good.

Studying with intent for me is a the spiritual exercise and nourishment, as are your "thots" on Beauty.

Thank you for your work that you do and have done for so long.

Lovingly,

Carolyn
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:49 AM

Hello Carolyn, all,

One of the pleasant aspects of reading the forum is to read personal comments. I enjoy the friendly words of readers the most. I also enjoy the shorter posts, the one that are to the point, about the size of a piece of bread. What I like most is when the writer shares something heartfelt, something personal. Otherwise the writing is too dry for me.

Thank you for sharing your bread,
Meredith

Dear Rick,

Happy day!

p 1000 sec. 7 par. 2 start sentence 3

"Jesus often took his apostles away by themselves for short periods to engage in meditation and prayer, but for the most part he kept them in service-contact with the multitudes. The soul of man requires spiritual exercise as well as spiritual nourishment."

Now that is beautiful, true, and good.

Studying with intent for me is a the spiritual exercise and nourishment, as are your "thots" on Beauty.

Thank you for your work that you do and have done for so long.

Lovingly,

Carolyn



#23 Carolyn

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:52 AM

Dear Meredith,

Was wondering where you have been as I have missed your posts.

Yes, "short but sweet"; a little longer to tell about "short" this day.

Because to take TUB to war is not phyically possible, I send small 1"X 2" cards with a short 8 pt. typed quote, taped to avoid moisture, from UB, per my grandson's request, to tuck inside his helmet cover and give him strength in Iraq while in harms way for the 2nd time as a USMarine. Each week a short letter gets one.

"To the Roman soldier, as they walked along the Tiber, he (Jesus) said: 'Be brave of heart as well as of hand. Dare to do justice and be big enough to show mercy. Compel your lower nature to obey your higher nature as you obey your superiors. Revere goodness, and exalt truth. Choose the beautiful in place of the ugly. Love your fellows and reach out for God with a whole heart, for God is your Father in heaven.'" Love, Gran #2

This is the longest quote I have chosen of the 20 so far. Seven months is a long time to be away from family and home.

A beautiful mortal my grandson. Handsome, strong, and faithful to his Father in heaven. There can never be enough prayers going the distances of all who are far from home. For TUB and the beauty, truth, and goodness therein I give thanks this beautiful day on Urantia.


Love to all,

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#24 Rick Warren

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:01 PM

Amen

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:16 PM

Dear Rick,

Kind answer. Thank you.

Love to all,

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

add to last post
To Fast Thinker Rick,

Should have said: "Short and sweet."




Slow,

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#27 Rick Warren

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 03:57 AM


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...God answers man's prayer by giving him an increased revelation of truth, an enhanced appreciation of beauty, and an augmented concept of goodness. Prayer is a subjective gesture, but it contacts with mighty objective realities on the spiritual levels of human experience; it is a meaningful reach by the human for superhuman values. It is the most potent spiritual-growth stimulus....
P.1002 - ?3

Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book

...the Universal Father cannot possibly be anything less than an eternal, infinite, true, good, and beautiful personality.



#28 Carolyn

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 11:42 AM

:)

Dear Rick and Meredith,

"'The Kingdom of God is within you' was probably the greatest pronouncement Jesus ever made, next to the declaration that his Father is a living and loving spirit." U Love, Gran #1 (sent to Iraq)

Today goes this:

"When a man goes in partnership with God, great things may, and do, happen." U Love, Gran #4


It is a beautiful day on Urantia. Love is everywhere.

Regards,

Carolyn
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#29 Rick Warren

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:17 AM



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...No matter what upheavals may attend the social and economic growth of civilization, religion is genuine and worth while if it fosters in the individual an experience in which the sovereignty of truth, beauty, and goodness prevails, for such is the true spiritual concept of supreme reality. And through love and worship this becomes meaningful as fellowship with man and sonship with God.... P.1089 - ?12

Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book


Religion is destined to become the reality of the spiritual unification of all that is good, beautiful, and true in human experience.



#30 Carolyn

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:04 PM

Dear Rick,


...and the end of all wars.

Beautiful thots, indeed.

Urantia finally a planet in "light and life"... :)

Regards,

Carolyn
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#31 Rick Warren

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:03 AM



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...To material, evolutionary, finite creatures, a life predicated on the living of the Father's will leads directly to the attainment of spirit supremacy in the personality arena and brings such creatures one step nearer the comprehension of the Father-Infinite. Such a Father life is one predicated on truth, sensitive to beauty, and dominated by goodness. Such a God-knowing person is inwardly illuminated by worship and outwardly devoted to the wholehearted service of the universal brotherhood of all personalities, a service ministry which is filled with mercy and motivated by love....
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Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book


Religion is destined to become the reality of the spiritual unification of all that is good, beautiful, and true in human experience.



#32 Carolyn

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:33 AM

Dear Rick and Meredith,

Thank you. You both lift my soul to higher ground. :)


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#33 Rick Warren

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:51 AM



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...It is sometimes possible to have the mind illuminated, to hear the divine voice that continually speaks within you, so that you may become partially conscious of the wisdom, truth, goodness, and beauty of the potential personality constantly indwelling you....
P.1199 - ?3

Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book

The Adjusters are saturated with the beautiful and self-bestowing love of the Father of spirits.



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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

Dear Rick, Meredith, and all,

"Jesus: 'Though human beings differ in many ways, the one from the another, before God and in the spiritual world all mortals stand on equal footing'" U Love, Gran #5


A beautiful thought to send to desert; very cold at night and very hot by day. A softer bed than the ground, quiet, and perhaps a beautiful thought needed at this moment in time and space, as it will bring real comfort to the weary and the brave.

Also, to send to those in need of comfort elsewhere, Meredith.

Love and peace,

Carolyn
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#35 Rick Warren

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:39 AM


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...In so far as man's evolving morontia soul becomes permeated by truth, beauty, and goodness as the value-realization of God-consciousness, such a resultant being becomes indestructible....
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Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book

The Adjusters are saturated with the beautiful and self-bestowing love of the Father of spirits.



#36 Carolyn

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:05 AM

Dear Rick, Meredith, and all,

Thank you Rick.

Of course, no one mortal of morals is alone. Thought Adjustors.

Lovely reminder. Beautiful "thot".

Love,

Carolyn
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#37 Rick Warren

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:24 AM



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"...O soul, gird yourself for the spirit struggle of immortality! When the end of mortal life comes, hesitate not to forsake this body for a more fit and beautiful form and to awake in the realms of the Supreme and Immortal, where there is no fear, sorrow, hunger, thirst, or death. To know God is to cut the cords of death...."
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Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book

"How pure and beautiful, how deep and unfathomable is the supernal Ancestor of all things!"



#38 Carolyn

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:18 PM

Are some of your last posts gone?

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#39 Carolyn

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:02 PM

Admin explains where all posts gone...:D


Beautiful thought today:

Carolyn, while posting on 11/6/07, did not break entire Urantia Forum as she "thot".

Now, to me, that is funny. At the time I was bewildered. then I went to stress and really wondered where are all the angels?

OK? So...back to normal, but will miss your lost "Beautiful Thots."


Love,

Carolyn
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:26 AM


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...With the attainment of finality of choice for goodness and of completed capacity for truth appreciation, there comes into existence a perfection of beauty and holiness whose righteousness eternally inhibits the possibility of the emergence of even the concept of potential evil. Such a God-knowing soul casts no shadow of doubting evil when functioning on such a high spirit level of divine goodness....
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Quotes of Beauty from The Urantia Book

Revere goodness and exalt truth. Choose the beautiful in place of the ugly.






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