Spiritual Thoughts

Ten Commandments of How to Get Along with People

Keep skid chains on your tongue; always say less than you think. Cultivate a low, persuasive voice. How you say it often counts more than what you say.     Make promises sparingly, and keep them faithfully, no matter what it costs you.     Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and […]

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THE QUITTER

Fate handed the quitter a bump, and he dropped; The road seemed too rough to go, so he stopped. He thought of his hurt, and there came to his mind The easier path he was leaving behind. “Oh, it’s all much too hard,” said the quitter right then; “I’ll stop where I am and not […]

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The High Place

The young man stood beneath the shade of the juniper, staring upward at the sheer face of the cliff.  It reared its head above him, stretching nearly a thousand feet upward, to end in a sharp point that the old ones had called The High Place. The hill had once been considered sacred, he knew, […]

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A Stranger “The Reverence Poem”

“The Reverence Poem” A Stranger stood by the old Church door, His clothes were old and worn; His shoes were scuffed and the soles were loose, His coat was ragged and torn. I paused as I saw him standing there, His hair was thin and gray, And I wondered, “Should I ask this man To […]

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The Three Apprentices

Three apprentices were one day making swords for their Master, who had commanded them to do so.  The Master also had given specific instructions on how they were to be made. As the three apprentices worked they debated over what was really the proper procedure and the many secrets of making fine steel.  The first […]

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Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself – To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. By the way, if this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have a HUGE list of inspirational quotes by topic here. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that […]

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The Cynic

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one.  He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light; mousing for vermin and never seeing noble game. By the way, if this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have a […]

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It Isn’t the Church – It’s You

If you want to have the kind of a church Like the kind of a church you like, You needn’t slip your clothes in a grip And start on a long, long hike. You’ll only find what you left behind, For there’s nothing really new. It’s a knock at yourself when you knock your church; […]

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