Definitions: (1) like an angel in beauty, goodness, innocence, purity, or kindness (2) having spiritual qualities; heavenly-minded Derivation: “EL” is a Jewish name for God. ‘EL’ is added to many names. Examples: Angel = messenger of God; Ariel = Lion of God; Daniel = God is my judge; Gabriel = God is my strength; Haniel … Read more


Definitions: (1) rising above or going beyond limits; extending ordinary experience; surpassing; (2) the potential actualization of physical, mental, and spiritual reality; (3) exceeding in excellence; supreme; superior; (4) not constrained by subjective understanding, conjecture, or experience; objective; (5) said of the Divine Being <i.e., prior to, beyond, and above material existence>; independent of the … Read more


Definitions: (1) making intentional progress toward a desired goal; (2) taking step, small of large, in the right direction; (3) creative thinking to make real a dynamic vision; dreaming; (4) that which stirs the soul; impressive; (5) keeping up with a modern milieu; (6) taking the best of the past into the future; (7) arousing … Read more


Divine Definitions: (1) God fills all and knows all; comprehensive; (2) Extant through finite evolution up to Universe Destiny; (3) The instigator of the growth of personalities and the amplifier of reality; The One who makes the future possible; (4) Possessing the largest measure of benevolence; the most broad-minded; (5) Possessing the maximum of magnificence … Read more


Definitions: (1) dignity of personality or character; august; noble; (2) splendid; elevated; stately; (3) admirably magnanimous Derivation: Old French, “grandeur, greatness” Synonyms: composed, esteemed, prestigious Quote: The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, … Read more


Definitions: (1) the facility to move smoothly from one thing to another; (2) able to think and reason abstractly – and yet logically – to solve problems; fluid-minded; (3) the natural talent to navigate an appropriate path forward or through; coming up with problem-solving strategies Too Far: Latin: “solid,” “thick” Idiom: Go with the flow. … Read more


Definitions: (1) having similar ideas, tastes, thoughts, or opinions; (2) in sync on purpose, ideals, or habit; compatible Quotes:• A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history. —  Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian lawyer and peacemaker• People will help each other because there is a sense of camaraderie … Read more

Joie de Vivre

Definition: a delight in being alive; carefree, buoyant enjoyment Derivation: French, “joy of living” Quotes:• Do not lose joy in life as you grow old in years. Let not your joie de vivre be crushed under the weight of years. — Zoroaster (c. 600 bc) Iranian poet-prophet• Photography can fix eternity in a moment. There … Read more


Definition: practical; realistic; straightforward Quotes:• The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin (1835–1913) English poet• While we live our bodies are moving particles of the earth, joined inextricably both to the … Read more


Definitions: (1) characterizes one who gives up resentment, stops anger, or pardons wrongs (or perceived wrongs); reconciliation; (2) giving up all claim to punish or exact a penalty; overlooking or abandoning vengeful feelings Synonyms: absolving, exculpating, excusing, exonerating, releasing Balancing Qualities: Communication, Imagination Familial Qualities: acceptance, tolerance Significant Date: International forgiveness week is the first … Read more