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. 1,000 BC) Founder of the first documented monotheistic religion• Photography can fix … 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