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#301 Meredith Van Woert

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

Happy birthday Bradly!

A thought gem for today:


Having started out on the way of life everlasting, having accepted the assignment and received your orders to advance, do not fear the dangers of human forgetfulness and mortal inconstancy, do not be troubled with doubts of failure or by perplexing confusion, do not falter and question your status and standing, for in every dark hour, at every crossroad in the forward struggle, the Spirit of Truth will always speak, saying, "This is the way." P.383 - §2



Wishing you the very best on your special day,
Meredith

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Happy birthday Vern Verass!


Here is a thought-pearl for this day.


Humor is the divine antidote for exaltation of ego. P.549 - §2 [From PAPER 48 presented by an Archangel of Nebadon]






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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Happy birthday Siegfried!


The gem for this day tells us, among other things, that nothing equals the importance of the work of the world in which we actually live.


You will learn that you increase your burdens and decrease the likelihood of success by taking yourself too seriously. Nothing can take precedence over the work of your status sphere--this world or the next. Very important is the work of preparation for the next higher sphere, but nothing equals the importance of the work of the world in which you are actually living. P.555 - §5




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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Happy birthday Emil Teofanov and on_606!


I hope you have a wonderful day in celebration of your first breath of life. The thought gem for today is a continuation of the previous one from Paper 48.


Self-importance, not work-importance, exhausts immature creatures; it is the self element that exhausts, not the effort to achieve. You can do important work if you do not become self-important; you can do several things as easily as one if you leave yourself out. Variety is restful; monotony is what wears and exhausts. P.555 - §5




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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

Happy birthday Kari Kuosmanen!


An Archangel of Nebadon informs us of Morontia mota in Paper 48. The thought gem for today is mota # 1.



1. A display of specialized skill does not signify possession of spiritual capacity. Cleverness is not a substitute for true character. P.556 - §3




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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

Happy birthday Friend of Bill W. and Eric from TX!


The thought gem for today continues with statements of human philosophy as offered by an Archangel of Nebadon. We are informed that "The lower planes of morontia mota join directly with the higher levels of human philosophy." P.556 - §1 (Paper 48)



5. Difficulties may challenge mediocrity and defeat the fearful, but they only stimulate the true children of the Most Highs. P.556 - §7




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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Happy birthday Felipe!



I hope your special day is filled with every good thing - truth, beauty and goodness! Here is a thought gem for today:


Whet the appetites of your associates for truth; give advice only when it is asked for. P.556 - §16





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Meredith

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

Happy birthday Urantian Mortal!


Today is a new day, a fresh start to do God's will and manifest His love to our fellow sojourners, even in the various commonplace routines of daily living.


Only a poet can discern poetry in the commonplace prose of routine existence. P.557 - §6





Wishing you the best day of your life,
Meredith

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

Happy birthday Rita Schaad!


Let us celebrate with you by pondering this thought gem!


The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity. P.557 - §7




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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

Happy birthday Toby Weiss!

Happy birthday williamstade!



A few words for you from my favorite book:


Do not become discouraged by the discovery that you are human. Human nature may tend toward evil, but it is not inherently sinful. Be not downcast by your failure wholly to forget some of your regrettable experiences. The mistakes which you fail to forget in time will be forgotten in eternity. Lighten your burdens of soul by speedily acquiring a long-distance view of your destiny, a universe expansion of your career. P.1739 - §3




I think this one is complementary.


The evolving soul is not made divine by what it does, but by what it strives to do. P.557 - §8





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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Happy birthday Mike Rayl!


In acknowledgment of your special day I offer these memorable references for our mutual edification. I especially like the first one, because it applies to me. :)


As you grow older in years and more experienced in the affairs of the kingdom, are you becoming more tactful in dealing with troublesome mortals and more tolerant in living with stubborn associates? Tact is the fulcrum of social leverage, and tolerance is the earmark of a great soul. If you possess these rare and charming gifts, as the days pass you will become more alert and expert in your worthy efforts to avoid all unnecessary social misunderstandings. Such wise souls are able to avoid much of the trouble which is certain to be the portion of all who suffer from lack of emotional adjustment, those who refuse to grow up, and those who refuse to grow old gracefully. P.1740 - §5






Greatness lies not so much in possessing strength as in making a wise and divine use of such strength. P.557 - §11






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