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A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013


To be envious or jealous of another, because such a one is virtuous and happy, is to hate in him the graces and blessings God has showered down upon him.

St. Cyprian of Carthage

 

2 Timothy 1:3

I remember you in my prayers night and day.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013


Prayer—secret, fervent, believing prayer—lies at the root of all personal godliness.

William Carey

 

Psalm 109:21

But you, O Lord my Lord, act on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013


For the ultimate standard in integrity, let us pray.

Ethical behavior defines who you really are. If you believe in God, isn't doing the right thing, honesty, accountability, transparency, humility and consistency all supposed to be our behavioral standard every day because He sees all?

Mike Paul

 

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013


He knows how to live well who knows how to pray well.

St. Augustine

 

John 14:13-14

And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013


Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.

Venerable Solanus Casey

 

Romans 8:27

And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013


The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.

Louis Pasteur

 

2 Samuel 22:31-32

God’s way is unerring; the LORD’s promise is tried and true; he is a shield for all who trust in him. Truly, who is God except the LORD? Who but our God is the rock?

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013


For those I will come in contact with today, I pray.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Amos 5:14-15

Seek good and not evil

Seek good and not evil, that you may live; then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts, be with you as you claim! Hate evil and love good, and let justice prevail at the gate; then it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will have pity on the remnant of Joseph.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013


The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

Marianne Williamson

 

Matthew 18:35

So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013


When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.

St. Rose of Lima

 

Matthew 25:40

And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

A DAILY DOSE   THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013


Sometimes, it’s not so much that we need more to be thankful for, we just really need to be more thankful, period.

 

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013


The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.

Pablo Casals

 

1 Thessalonians 5:15

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013


Trust and understanding of self worth are the two things that lead to happiness and the most basic principles of Christianity. Yet they are the very things we kill. When someone cannot trust, when someone feels worthless, how can that person be happy? Your role as an individual in society is to be honest so as to invoke trust, and to compliment and thank others for helping you, or bringing joy to your life, so as to encourage the self esteem of all. If you want a successful and happy relationship foster an understanding of self worth and be honest.    

Mustard Seeds

 

Proverbs 13:20

Walk with the wise and you become wise, but the companion of fools fares badly.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013


Sin will take you farther than you ever meant to go, keep you longer than you ever meant to stay, and cost you more than you ever meant to pay.

 

John 12:46-47

I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.  And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013


Those who have abandoned themselves to God always lead mysterious lives and receive from God exceptional and miraculous gifts by means of the most ordinary, natural and chance experiences in which there appears to be nothing unusual. The simplest sermon, the most banal conversations, the least erudite books become the source of knowledge and wisdom to these souls by virtue of God’s purpose. This is why they carefully pick up the crumbs which clever minds tread underfoot, for to them everything is precious and a source of enrichment.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; in all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013


Apparently you never realized that some of those who failed to get high grades in school have been the greatest successes outside of school. Just because somebody gets an A in college doesn't make him the greatest man in the United States, because maybe his As will stop when he gets his diploma, and the fellow who got Cs will go on later to get the real As in life.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

 

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013


Don’t forget to pray! We need the Lord particularly at this time, when everything seems to be wavering.

Blessed Jakob Gapp

 

Romans 12:3

For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013


No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?

St. Maximilian Kolbe

 

Romans 8:37-39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013


Lord, may all those who come to our place of business feel the safety of your presence within it.

 

To an unusual degree people now feel they have to protect themselves from each other. You have to put forward the rules of behavior, every day. But such vigilance is tiresome. Most of us give up and accept the thousand daily breaches and violations. In a service economy in the age of no manners, everyone gets on everyone's nerves.

Peggy Noonan

 

Ephesians 4:32

And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013


Men must walk into the temple of God, they cannot be dragged.

Blessed Pope Innocent XI

 

Luke 18:28-30

Then Peter said, “We have given up our possessions and followed you.” He said to them, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of Godwho will not receive back an overabundant return in this present age and eternal life in the age to come.”

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013


It is clear that the soul of a faithful person, the most worthy of God's creations through the grace of God, is greater than heaven, since the heavens and the rest of creation together cannot contain their Creator and only the soul of a faithful person is his dwelling place…

St Clare of Assisi

 

Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Because of it the ancients were well attested. By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013


I tell you again and again, my brethren, that on no account may any class of people despair, thinking that God has not called them. Christ suffered for all. What the Scriptures say of him is true: ‘He desires all men to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.’

St. Augustine

 

Psalm 78:70-72

He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens; from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance. And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013


Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. Tackle the day's work that he charges you with, and he will give you the power to accomplish it.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

 

Matthew 16:26

What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013


One of my most inspiring friends was the late Harlowe B. Andrews of Syracuse, one of the best businessmen and competent spiritual experts I ever knew. He said the trouble with most prayers is that they aren't big enough. 'To get anywhere in faith,' he said, 'learn to pray big. God will rate you according to the size of your prayers.' Doubtless he was right, for Scripture says 'According to your faith be it unto you.' (Matthew 9:29)

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

 

Hebrews 12:2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013


Return thanks to God for all your spiritual graces, natural gifts and every other good that you possess, attributing nothing to yourself except your sins, faults and imperfections.

St. John of Avila

 

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    TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013


I don't think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.

Nicholas Sparks

 

James 4:13

Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit' -- you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013


What is a religious person? This is nothing other than a person who fulfills his duties as a Christian.

St. John Vianney

 

1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013


Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie ten Boom

 

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013


Once you know the purpose of life everything else falls into place.

Mustard Seeds

 

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013


Constant noise and restless spirits: They go together. The continual barrage of images, information and virtual voices keeps the mind racing, always trying - but failing - to 'process.' We simply don't have time to think or reflect. It makes us edgy on the one hand, and bored on the other. It's addicting, while at once mentally tiring but not really satisfying.

Rebecca Hagelin

 

Psalm 46:11-12

Be still and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob.

A DAILY DOSE   THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013


He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts God can do all things.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

1 John 3:22

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.