RevDorris's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris Received from a Friend ENLIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE

If you will take the time to read these. I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis.

I've learned .... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned .... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned .... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

I've learned .... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned .... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned .... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned .... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned .... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned .... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned .... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned .... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned .... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned .... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned .... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned ... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned .... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned .... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned .... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned .... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned .... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned .... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned ... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned .... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned .... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned .... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I've learned .... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned .... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned .... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned .... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned .... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you.... Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence. It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends and family how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even your family, if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends and family.

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED! Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family.

This was sent to me by a friend

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:59:09 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/04/15/received_from_a_friend http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/04/15/received_from_a_friend ENLIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE

If you will take the time to read these. I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis.

I've learned .... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned .... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned .... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

I've learned .... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned .... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned .... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned .... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned .... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned .... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned .... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned .... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned .... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned .... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned .... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned ... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned .... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned .... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned .... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned .... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned .... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned .... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned ... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned .... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned .... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned .... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I've learned .... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned .... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned .... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned .... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned .... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you.... Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence. It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends and family how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even your family, if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends and family.

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED! Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family.

This was sent to me by a friend

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Playing the Fool Sometimes it is best to play the fool.  When others look to you for advice they may think you know it all, when no one truly knows all.  It is best to make them think and look within their self for the wisdom they seek.  Enjoy the journey for it is more important, at this point in time, than the destination.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:44:40 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/04/01/playing_the_fool http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/04/01/playing_the_fool Sometimes it is best to play the fool.  When others look to you for advice they may think you know it all, when no one truly knows all.  It is best to make them think and look within their self for the wisdom they seek.  Enjoy the journey for it is more important, at this point in time, than the destination.

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Life It takes wisdom to see all as contained within the One. The wise must still find the path where the proper balance is found.  That pathway is called by many different names.  But we know, it is the pathway of love.  Easy to name, but difficult to walk.  Still, the journey of love is what makes life worth living.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:25:04 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/03/31/life http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/03/31/life It takes wisdom to see all as contained within the One. The wise must still find the path where the proper balance is found.  That pathway is called by many different names.  But we know, it is the pathway of love.  Easy to name, but difficult to walk.  Still, the journey of love is what makes life worth living.

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Christianity Got Side tracked To honor Jesus's teachings, Love is the prime directive - love of everyone as yourself, whether they follow your religion and lifestyle or a different religion and lifestyle. In the beginning God looked upon all creation and pronounce that it was good, very, very good. As you treat each one of god's children -- that is how you relate to and bear witness for your God.  If you cannot love each one of your brothers and sisters whom you have seen -- How can you truly love God, whom you have not seen?  Christianity got side tracked from the true teachings of Jesus when the church wanted to establish a uniformity of belief  so that one person or church would have total domination and control.  God's covenants exist for all people, not just a chosen group, religion, or sect.  As Abraham was informed, God had established his covenant with all even though they related to him, the I am, in different ways and by using different names.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:22:33 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/03/26/christianity_got_side_tracked http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/03/26/christianity_got_side_tracked To honor Jesus's teachings, Love is the prime directive - love of everyone as yourself, whether they follow your religion and lifestyle or a different religion and lifestyle. In the beginning God looked upon all creation and pronounce that it was good, very, very good. As you treat each one of god's children -- that is how you relate to and bear witness for your God.  If you cannot love each one of your brothers and sisters whom you have seen -- How can you truly love God, whom you have not seen?  Christianity got side tracked from the true teachings of Jesus when the church wanted to establish a uniformity of belief  so that one person or church would have total domination and control.  God's covenants exist for all people, not just a chosen group, religion, or sect.  As Abraham was informed, God had established his covenant with all even though they related to him, the I am, in different ways and by using different names.

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A Unitarian I identify myself as a Unitarian. I do not reject scriptures but feel all scriptures and religious teachings from around the world have a portion of the truth but not the whole truth. 

There is only One God worshiped in many different ways. Many early teachers, even before there were organized religions were also Unitarian, believing in One God, and built upon that foundation to share with others what worked for them and what did not. 

They did not tell others what they must believe or not believe, but shared what they felt was true and allowed others to do the same. Many did study the available religious teachings and used reason to separate what they felt was truth and what was not. 

Their instruction was to test the teachings and see what works for you and what does not. Use what works for you and leave the rest for others to learn from and use if it helps them to live a better life.

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Sat, 01 Feb 2014 03:27:34 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/02/01/a_unitarian http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/02/01/a_unitarian I identify myself as a Unitarian. I do not reject scriptures but feel all scriptures and religious teachings from around the world have a portion of the truth but not the whole truth. 

There is only One God worshiped in many different ways. Many early teachers, even before there were organized religions were also Unitarian, believing in One God, and built upon that foundation to share with others what worked for them and what did not. 

They did not tell others what they must believe or not believe, but shared what they felt was true and allowed others to do the same. Many did study the available religious teachings and used reason to separate what they felt was truth and what was not. 

Their instruction was to test the teachings and see what works for you and what does not. Use what works for you and leave the rest for others to learn from and use if it helps them to live a better life.

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