Chapel of Optimal Life

A traditional Bible-based Christian church
A Bible-based Christian church for the modern age
A church based on the teachings of all the great thinkers
A new age church for the inquiring mind

SERMON: Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Genesis 11:22-11:32
Here we explore our dreams and the destiny that God has planned for us. In fact, our dreams govern how we were formed. As you begin to explore your dream potential, you may find the dream God has given you will meet a major need, and ultimately it will solve a problem.

This direction is not dependent on others. God has given you a personal task to perform. You have been made the way you are because God knows that your gifts, talents, abilities, environment, and life experiences make you perfect to fulfill the dream.

EDITORIAL: What about Internal Wars?

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

"What in bag?" asked the old woman?

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband." More...

OPINION: In Giving, We Do Receive!

"You give but little when you give of your possessions.

"It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?

"And what is fear of need but need itself? Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable?

"There are those who give little of the much which they have - and they give it for recognition and their hidden desires make their gifts unwholesome. And there are those who have little and give it all.

GOOD NEWS: Here and There Six

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Good guys still exist, and one of them is an airman from the 25th Intelligence Squadron here, who recently returned more than $9,000 in money found in the middle of a road.

Heading home in his car after a late-night training flight, Senior Airman Jason Baxter crossed an intersection that was well lit, and he saw what he thought was a book, maybe a Bible, lying in the road.

He said his thought was, "If that was mine, I'd want someone to return it to me."

So he stopped to pick it up.

The book turned out to be a leather appointment book, with two zippered pockets on the outside.

But inside was the surprise.

Looking in the first pocket, he found about six dollars and a driver's license. More...

FICTION: Tails of Aspabibia, Part 16

Red Pearl scowled across Buddha and Fawn at him.

"Nothing," she said. "We weren't talking about anything."

Rue Shadow met her scowl with a sly smile and began to lick his fur.

"Look," Fawn Doll cried pointing up. "They've seen us."

High above, looping and whirling in the indigo sky, the Mighty Osprey screeched and danced an ornate and intricate ceremony, a greeting and mayhap, a warning.

Skillfully, they executed the graceful figure eight of the Infinity Sign of Greeting, dipping their wings in acknowledgment to the kittens on the land far below. More...
ADVICE: Dear Angel

My girlfriend of two wonderful but turbulent years has been gone now for almost three years and I just cannot get over her. I think about her literally all the time. At work, at play, in bed at night. I don't sleep well, I have little appetite, I don't want to do anything or talk to anyone or get involved with anything or anyone.


"Seven days without prayer makes one weak."


"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."

George Bernard Shaw

"Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man."


"To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness."

Benjamin Franklin

"Sleep, riches and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted."

Jean Paul Fichter

"The whole life is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose."


"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team."

Lee Iacocca

"All alone, I'm so all alone; There is no one else but you; All alone by the telephone, waiting for a ring, a ting-a-ling."

Irving Berlin

"He that loves a book will never want for a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter."

Sir Arthur Helps

"The only sure thing about luck is that it will change."

Bret Harte

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