The Vision of Habakkuk Reviewed by Joy Hannabass

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers’ Favorite

    In this book Mandy Lender takes The Law of Attraction, a subject that is controversial and somewhat confusing, and goes to the Bible to see God’s view. He uses Habakkuk 2:1-4 as his text for explaining the biblical view.

    As the author explains these verses, he tells us that we first need to have a vision: that we are to have an open mind, and God will spark ideas of the mind for that vision. He uses Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” The second thing is to write down that vision: write down goals, intents and petitions of that vision. The third is to wait for the vision: the time between the intents and petitions (asking in prayer) is an important time to reconsider your vision. And the fourth thing is having faith in your vision and believing the vision will come to pass. For each of these things, the author describes them in detail, using more Bible verses and ideas to prove what he says.

    This is a confusing subject for me, but this is what I understand the author is teaching: We can’t just have the vision, thinking it will come with anything on our part. I know the Lord will direct our path in our visions, but He wants us to come before Him in prayer asking for what we want; and He wants us to have faith enough to believe in Him and trust Him.

    I would recommend this book to anyone to read. It is small, attractive, easy to read, and has study questions for each chapter in the back of the book. Also, some of the Bible verses are in picture form of the King James Bible 1611, with the sixteenth century English spelling style, which I enjoyed very much!

    Available on Amazon or through the author.
    #visionofhabakkuk #MandyLender #lawofattraction #microsoftBing #Googlesearch #Perplexityai #masterattractor #serendipity

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    With the ongoing struggle for perfection where Microsoft released to the public its new query AI, aka, chatGPT, it occurred to me to compare Bing search engine to Google search engine.

    I used an esoteric question taken out from the world of Chess and Chess problems, known only to exclusive group of chess experts.
    I presented to each search engine the same question:
    “What is Lender Combinations?”

    I started with Google. The answer was:

    A combination loan is two separate mortgage loans granted by the same lender to the same borrower. Combination loans can fund the construction of a new home or purchase an existing property. Choosing a combination loan may allow borrowers to avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI).

    Combination Loan Definition – Investoped

    Next, I asked Microsoft Bing same question. And the correct answer was:

    The novelty was introduced by the now famous Israeli chess composer Baruch Lender, (1913-1994). It was published in 1979 as a two-mover showing, for the first time, a combination of exchanged key and threat with mates in both passes. According to the definition this is actually the combination of themes: Reversal and le Grand.


    The correct answer came from Bing – drawn directly from the source domain name.

    Lender Combinations is a brand name. It is an explicitly registered domain name. Google failed mentioning it even though it is indexed on Google’s Blogger and the domain name is registered through Google/domains.

    My guess is that Microsoft Bing already has embedded some enhancing algorithmic elements that are based on GPT3.

    Tags: #LenderCombinations #BaruchLender #MandyLender #MinnaRozen

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    Serendipity is one of many life skills.

    In order to benefit from serendipity you have to partner with it. (Luck has nothing to do with it).

    Tags: #serendipity #serendipitor # lifeskills

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    Serendipity is the realization of a fortunate event through sagacious observation.

    Serendipity is the personal mirror by which we see ourselves. When we consider ourselves lucky we mean to say that we encountered serendipity.

    The Intelligent Serendipiters are folks attentive to their surroundings. They use their perceptive abilities and interact with their environment as soon as they recognize its distinctive novel characteristics.

    How do they do it?

    The Intelligent Serendipiter knows that serendipity is not a goal. It is not an aim, nor is serendipity a tool.

    Serendipity is a talent. It is awareness – a faculty. You can’t exercise serendipity and you can’t run out of serendipity.

    Be at all times aware of serendipity and it will be there with you. Serendipity can’t be earned and can’t be purchased.  Serendipity is the groundwork.

    Next, they who are aware of serendipity recognize their wishes and desires.

    Serendipity is intelligence that exists in the sagacious human. With awareness and intelligence the perceptive person sees through the haze of life their interests, desires and wishes.
    The Intelligent Serendipiter connects all the scattered dots that they see into a meaningful image. The Intelligent Serendipiter sees a bridge where others see gaping hole.

    Serendipity by awareness implies that a solution exists in the realm of certainty. Certainty is – the proof of the solution. The solution is there waiting for the problem that it is predestined to solve.

    How to? Be exposed to the environment surrounding you. The solution is right there, waiting to be accepted for what it is.

    Serendipity is the epitome of the passion for discovery. Ask Galileo Galilei. The four moons of Jupiter were waiting for Galileo to notice them.

    Ask Elon Musk – he who perceives necessities waiting to be fulfilled.

    Serendipity is not luck. It is character – talent and aptitude.

     El tiempo de serendipia. Changalang is a town in India. Serendip is the old name of Sri Lanka. The Price Is Right.

    Tags: #serendipity #serendipiter #IntelligentSerendipiter #GalileoGalilei #sagacious #sagacity #changalang #SriLanka #Jupitermoons

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    Love and marriage go together like an horse and carriage. We can’t have one, we can’t have none.  Can we have one without the other?

    The answer lays in serendipity that may bind them together.

    We all walk around in our lives, circling and believing that if we be lucky then things will go our way. People delude themselves that with good luck things will work out the way they expect them to be.  We want to experience as many lucky opportunities as we are so lucky as to have.

    Yeah. Serendipity is a happy thing popping up that is meant for us.  In short serendipity is considered as the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.

    In July 2022 Paramount released the movie “Jerry and Marge Go Large”.  It’s a real life story of a couple from Evart, Michigan who consistently won the Michigan Lottery games. The couple grossed close to 7 million dollars. Their winning streak went on for several years.  

    Was it luck? No. Not in their case. Jerry Selbee figured out the partial code for this lottery game. He wasn’t the only one. At the same time MIT computer sciences students did the same as he did and won the Massachusetts Lottery.

    Serendipity requires a mindset. Serendipity requires a serendipitous mindset.

    One useful mindset is handed to us via the Pareto Principle. It is named after the economist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923). The principle is also known as the “80/20 Rule”. It states that for many events, roughly 80% of the desired effects come from 20% of the causes. It is applied to a variety of situations, including social relations, for-profit business enterprises, economic trends, systematic scientific research, and quality control.

    In the early 1950s, the psychologist Joseph Juran expanded on this idea, arguing that it could be applied to management and even as a “universal principle”. Juran in 2005 also coined the terms “vital few” and or “trivial many” referring to those vital few, whose contributions result in the bulk of the outcome effect.

    Overall, the key to utilizing the Pareto Principle successfully involves taking an analytical approach and focusing on those topics or challenges that are most likely to matter to us.


    When you think in terms of the Pareto Principle you knock off the idea of “Happy Accident” or “Good Luck”.

    For example. Suppose you look for an interesting book, where will you go? You want a book on drama, or a book of poetry. May be you want a mystery novel.

    Where will you go for it? It’s likely that you’ll go to a bookstore, something like Barnes & Noble, rather than an outlet of Victoria’s Secret.

    When you enter the bookstore you already have made an intentional decision – to encounter that which you were looking for in that store.

    You’re not likely to find a selection of lingerie for sale at DSW. Nor are there books for sale at DSW.  DSW sells shoes! You may not always find there a pair of shoes that fit you best. If you really want to experience the fun of true serendipitous shopping go to TJ Maxx store. 

    Note this! Consciously or unconsciously we make our pre-selection decisions. Then once we score a good hit we call it good luck. When we miss the hit, we call it bad luck.

    Same is with marriage! 

    Jewish tradition of a wedding ceremony ends with the guests singing in Yiddish “Mazel Tov Siman Tov”.  Mazel Tov means in Hebrew Good Luck.  Siman Tov means Good Omen.

    Give me a break.

    It’s too late to sing Mazel Tov after the wedding.… The fate of the marriage was determined way back, long before the actual wedding ceremony. The couple finds out how serendipitous is their marriage, later after the honeymoon.

    We get to marry the right spouse (one of the “vital few”) or the wrong spouse (they are the “trivial many”). Then we later assign the responsibility to the other spouse. We act as if we had no say in the marriage.

    If you are in the “married status” group, read the last paragraphs and decide if your marriage was a serendipitous experience or maybe not. If your marriage ended in a divorce you probably walk around believing that you married one of the “trivial many”.
    Are you willing to accept the responsibility for marrying a trivial spouse?


    To work with the mindset of serendipity we must remember the Pareto Principle that guides us – attracting serendipitous events to our lives.  Every business must have a business plan. The most romantic marriage is still a business.  Not sure? Ask any divorce lawyer.

    We have to apply the three Cs: Clarity, Competence, and Concentration, to every situation in our life. But that is a different story and a different essay topic.

    Should couples go into business together? It depends on what their motivations are. Here are results from a study published in the Harvard Business Review: (

    Speaking for myself, I still think that I married one of the vital few. I’ve at least one greatgrandson. And yes, I’ve an MBA degree from a provincial university…

    Jerry and Marge Selbee have a fine marriage, many grandchildren and a successful business corporation. Read their full story here:  

    If you prefer to watch the movie:  Go here:

    Tags: #serendipity #lawofattraction #ParetoPrinciple #80/20Rule #BusinessPlan #marriage #DSW #Barnes&Noble #Victoria’sSecret #MazelTov #HBR #Paramountfilms #HarvardBusinessReview #JosephJuran #JerryandMargegolarge  #BingSearch #ParetoRule #YahooSearch #GoogleSearch  #MandyLenderMBA

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    Serendipiters are discoverers and inventors.

    Serendipiters are practitioners of the art of serendipity. They practice serendipity.

    Discoveries are the products of the human mind.

    A discovery waits for a suitable human discoverer. America waited for Christopher Columbus to be discovered. The penicillin fungi waited for Sir Alexander Fleming.

    Let me make it clear: Galileo went star gazing without prior knowledge what he might see or find. Yet he found the four moons of Jupiter.  It was a serendipitous finding.

    The moons of Jupiter wanted to be seen and discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610.
    You may disagree with this idea that Jupiter moons selected Galileo as their discoverer.  If you disagree with Galileo’s observations and premises you are in the same company with the Inquisition of the Catholic Church.  Congratulations!

    The Inquisition found that the idea of the Earth’s movement “receives the same judgment in philosophy.  And … in regard to theological truth it is at least erroneous in faith”. Consequently, Pope Paul V instructed Cardinal Bellarmine to deliver this finding to Galileo, and to order him to abandon Heliocentrism.

    The Catholic Church that objected to Galileo’s discoveries eventually changed its position regarding Galileo. So the moons of Jupiter selected their most suitable discoverer. And the rest is history.

    Galileo portrait by Domenico Tintoretto

    #GalileoGalilei #Jupitermoons #serendipiter #serendipity #serendipitous #heliocentrism  #Tintoretto #PopePaulV

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    Serendipity happens when we open our eyes to the unexpected. At its best, this means seeing bridges where others see holes. In our day-to-day lives, we often fail to capture serendipitous moments.

    The basis to practice and benefit from applied serendipity is adopting the mindset that serendipitous opportunities exist all around us.  As we live and we act in a state of a serendipitous mental preparedness we see fortunate opportunities approaching at us.

    The prolific journalist-author Gay Talese (b. 1932), published his first book: “New York: A Serendipter’s Journey”. There, he minted the word “serendipiter”.

    In this book he declared “New York is a city of things unnoticed”. He documented in his articles numerous odd things that happen all over the island of Manhattan. But actually his entire rich life story as a journalist and author is a series of serendipitous events. Talese’s entry into the writers’ profession was entirely a happenstance, and the unintended consequence of a high school sophomore.

    How did it happen?

    Talese recalls in his 1996 memoir Origins of a Nonfiction Writer:

    In high school, on the mistaken assumption that relieving the athletic department of its press duties would gain me the gratitude of the coach and get me more playing time, I took the job and even embellished it by using my typing skills to compose my own account of the games rather than merely relaying the information to the newspapers by telephone… 

    Later after only seven sports articles, Talese was given his own column for the weekly Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger. By the time Talese left for college during September 1949, he had written 311 stories and columns for the Sentinel-Ledger.

    Talese credits his mother as the role model he followed in developing the interviewing techniques that would serve him well later in life. He interviewed such varied subjects as mafia members and middle-class Americans on their sexual habits. He relates in his memoir, “A Writer’s Life”:

    I learned (from my mother)… “to listen with patience and care, and never to interrupt even when people were having great difficulty in explaining themselves, for during such halting and imprecise moments … people are very revealing – what they hesitate to talk about can tell much about them. Their pauses, their evasions, their sudden shifts in subject matter are likely indicators of what embarrasses them, or irritates them.”

    Over his many years career, as a journalist for The N.Y. Times and Esquire magazine, Talese wrote articles based on his keen eyes odd observations such as the chairs used on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, or the colony of ants he discovered at the top of the Empire State Building.
    Think about it, how the hell ants colonized at the top of this famous New York city landmark?

    In other words, serendipitous artists, writers or painters, discover mundane stuff that is developed into prose, art or science.

    Serendipity is everywhere, surrounding you.  Right now!

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    Jerry Garcia the grateful dead once said:

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    Jerry Garcia said: “You want to be the only person who does what you do.”

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    Albert Rothenberg, (born 1930), is a prolific thinker, clinical psychiatrist, researcher, writer and novelist.

    Rothenberg described the three cognitive processes, all of which disrupt the past and the usual and lead to new creations. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for his research work on creativity and serendipity role in discovery and innovation.

    The Nobel Foundation is a very cautious, conservative organization that hates committing errors of judgment or appearing nonconformist. So Rothenberg was not awarded a Nobel Prize because of the avant-garde nature of Serendipity.

    Just to make it clear, serendipity is at the root core of discovering the useful Penicillin, Viagra, X-Rays for medical imaging, Valium, Pap smear, and more.

    #AlbertRothenberg #NobelPrizeMedicine #Sernedipty #NobelFoundation #avantgard #Xrays #viagra #penicillin #Papsmear #creativity #discovery #innovation #medicalimaging

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