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A Daily Dose April 30, 2012

Generosity fosters abundance. someone else

Philippians 4:19

My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

A Daily Dose April 29, 2012

Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God will come to know God because they know you.

someone else

John 6:57

Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.

A Daily Dose April 28, 2012

We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves. St. Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 37:7-9

Be still before the LORD; wait for him. Do not be provoked by the prosperous, nor by malicious schemers.

Refrain from anger; abandon wrath; do not be provoked; it brings only harm. Those who do evil will be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD will inherit the earth.

A Daily Dose April 27, 2012

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.

Max Lucado

Ephesians 6:18

In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

A Daily Dose April 26, 2012

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

Romans 12:21

Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

A Daily Dose April 25, 2012

To pray is to listen, to move through my own chattering to God, to that place where I can be silent and listen to what God may have to say.Madeleine L’Engle

1 Timothy 2:1-6

First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as ransom for all.

A Daily Dose April 24, 2012

Seek what unites, not what divides.

Pope John XXIII

Ephesians 4:10-13

The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,for building up the body of Christ,until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ

A Daily Dose April 23, 2012

When the Game is Over, it All Goes Back in the Box.

John Ortberg

Ecclesiastes 1:2-3, 8

Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity! What profit have we from all the toil which we toil at under the sun?

All things are wearisome, too wearisome for words. The eye is not satisfied by seeing nor has the ear enough of hearing.

A Daily Dose April 21, 2012

If we only have sense enough to leave everything to the guidance of God's hand, we should reach the highest peak of holiness.

Abandonment to Divine Providence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade

1 Peter 5:6-7

So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you

A Daily Dose April 20, 2012

For your peace of mind-and that of others, give yourself permission to resign as general manager of the universe; you won't have so much to worry about then.

Luke 10:41-42

The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”

A Daily Dose April 19, 2012

At times a fraud can seem like the real thing.

But the real thing does not seem like a fraud.

Mustard Seeds

Hebrews 13:7-9

Remember your leaders who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching. It is good to have our hearts strengthened by grace and not by foods, which do not benefit those who live by them.

A Daily Dose April 18, 2012

Why are you afraid to do my will? Will I not help you as I have done thus far?

From the Diary of St. Faustina, 489

John 6:40

This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.

A Daily Dose April 17, 2012


People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered


If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies

The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow


Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable


What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight


People really need help but may attack you if you help them

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth



Mother Teresa: A Simple Path

2 Corinthians 2:14-15

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing

A Daily Dose April 16, 2012

When the things of life are not where or what you may have learned or thought, remember what you have learned: there is no safer place to be than in the will of God.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children, and your children's children.

A Daily Dose April 15, 2012

When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings.St. Paul of the Cross

James 1:19-21

Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls

A Daily Dose April 14, 2012

God walks with us. He scoops us up in His arms or simply sits with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome recognition that yes, even now, He is there.Gloria Gaither

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wills, and you canhear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

A Daily Dose April 12, 2012

We can't be judgmental of someone at work and leave it behind just by leaving work. We can't stay angry at our spouse. If we look fearfully at one thing, a tinge of anxiety settles over all things. Judgment, anger, and fear are all mindsets.Hugh Prather

Matthew 5:22-24

But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna.Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

A Daily Dose April 11, 2012

You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.

St. Teresa of Avila

1 John 5:14-15

And we have this confidence in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours.

A Daily Dose April 10, 2012

For hope is born when lilacs bloom rain-sweet in early spring, and faith that found an empty tomb can conquer anything.Helen Welshimer

Psalm 68:1-2

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before Him.

A Daily Dose April 9, 2012

You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy - the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud. St. Vincent de Paul

Psalm 25:8-10

Good and upright is the LORD, therefore he shows sinners the way, He guides the humble in righteousness, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth toward those who honor his covenant and decrees.

A Daily Dose April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.St. Augustine

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me.

A Daily Dose April 7, 2012

Dark meets light and the Light will not be overtaken.

John 12:35-36

Jesus said to them, “The light will be among you only a little while. Walk while you have the light, so that darkness may not overcome you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where he is going.While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.”

A Daily Dose April 6, 2012

We all are brought together, united by the love that we have for Jesus, bringing Him out among us. LS

Philippians 2:8-11

He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

A Daily Dose April 5, 2012

Theotimus, Mount Calvary is the mount of lovers. All love that takes not its beginning from Our Savior's Passion is frivolous and dangerous. Unhappy is death without the love of the Savior, unhappy is love without the death of the Savior!

St. Francis de Sales, On the Love of God

Romans 5:5b-9

Because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly.

Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die.But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath


A Daily Dose April 4, 2012

We’re searching for something spectacular to convince us of God’s presence. Yet it is the simple things, common events and common longings, where God may be found.

James Martin, S.J.

Psalm 119:18

Open my eyes to see clearly the wonders of your law.

A Daily Dose April 3, 2012

Oh what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.Joseph Scriven

Psalm 86:1-7

A prayer of David.


Incline your ear, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and oppressed. Preserve my life, for I am devoted; save your servant who trusts in you.

You are my God; be gracious to me, Lord; to you I call all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant; to you, Lord, I lift up my soul. Lord, you are good and forgiving, most merciful to all who call on you.

LORD, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help. On the day of my distress I call to you, for you will answer me.

A Daily Dose April 2, 2012

Character is easier kept than recovered. Thomas Paine

John 13:21

When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me."

A Daily Dose April 1, 2012

All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass, "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners." Archibald Alexander

Titus 3:4-7

But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.