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A Daily Dose February 29, 2012


Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
Julius and Augustus Hare

Mark 5:36

Do not be afraid. Just have faith.

 

A Daily Dose February 28, 2012


He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably. St. Philip Neri

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, Who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, Who will sing joyfully because of you

 

A Daily Dose February 27, 2012


We are walking in a ticker tape parade. That's all that's going on. Some pieces of confetti read 'great calves,' some 'chronic sinus,' some 'no noticeable hair loss,' some 'multiple sclerosis,' and some 'third finger amputation.' Don't judge your neighbor by what pieces fall on his or her shoulder. Don't think you are cursed or 'blessed' by what pieces fall on yours. Hugh Prather

Galatians 6:2-5

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves.

 

A Daily Dose February 26, 2012


There is no sin nor wrong that gives man such a foretaste of Hell in this life as anger and impatience. St. Catherine of Siena

Psalm 119:132-133

Turn to me and be gracious, according to your judgment for those who love your name.

Steady my feet in accord with your promise; do not let iniquity lead me.

 

A Daily Dose February 25, 2012


And so the Son of God obeys.

If I can bow to Pilate's rule because this is my Fathers will, can you refuse obedience to those whom I place over you?

The First Station of the Cross

John 19:16

Then they handed Him over to be crucified.

 

A Daily Dose February 24, 2012


Close
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.

 

A Daily Dose February 23, 2012


"Pope John Paul II went to daring lengths in asserting that the modern business process 'throws practical light on a truth about the person which Christianity has constantly affirmed.' That truth is this: the Creator made the human person to work in community and to cooperate freely with other persons for the sake of the other person." Michael Novak

John 13:34-35

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’

 

A Daily Dose February 22, 2012


Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we will find the way. Abraham Lincoln

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

 

A Daily Dose February 21, 2012


It is the sign of a real man that he can pass the breaking point and not break. G. K. Chesterton

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.

 

A Daily Dose February 20, 2012


Forgiveness is love in its most noble form. someone else

1 Corinthians 4:4

I am not conscious of anything against me, but I do not thereby stand acquitted; the one who judges me is the Lord

 

A Daily Dose February 19, 2012


The Bible is to us what the star was to the wise men; but if we spend all our time in gazing upon it, observing its motions, and admiring its splendor, without being led to Christ by it, the use of it will be lost on us.

Thomas Adams

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path

 

A Daily Dose February 18, 2012


You make me want to be a better man.

Jack Nicholson, in As Good as it Gets

Luke 6:43-34

A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles.

 

A Daily Dose February 17, 2012


O the mercy of God! Never does He refuse to be merciful, but is ever present to those who turn to Him. someone else

Acts 17:26-27

He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions,so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being,

 

A Daily Dose February 16, 2012


Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart? St. Gerard Majella

Isaiah 26:12

O Lord, you will ordain peace for us, for indeed, all that we have done, you have done for us.

 

A Daily Dose February 15, 2012


There are so many religions and each one has its different ways of following God. I follow Christ:
Jesus is my God,
Jesus is my Spouse,
Jesus is my Life,
Jesus is my only Love,
Jesus is my All in All;
Jesus is my Everything.

Blessed Mother Teresa

John 14:6-7

Jesus said to him, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.'

 

A Daily Dose February 14, 2012


Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new! Late have I loved you! And, behold, you were within me, and I out of myself, and there I searched for you. St. Augustine

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

 

A Daily Dose February 13, 2012


Most cradle Catholics have gone through, or need to go through, a second conversion which binds them with a more mature love and obedience to the Church Dorothy Day

Romans 12:2

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

 

A Daily Dose February 12, 2012


I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot. Abraham Lincoln

Psalm 35:20

They speak no words of peace, but against the quiet in the land they fashion deceitful speech.

 

A Daily Dose February 11, 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.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Matthew 6:10

Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

 

A Daily Dose February 10, 2012


God's alternative to revenge is not truce or standoff or cold war or isolationism. It's forgiveness. Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Matthew 7:21-22

Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”

 

A Daily Dose February 9, 2012


Some of us seem so anxious about avoiding hell that we forget to celebrate our journey toward heaven. Philip Yancey

Acts 4:12

There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved

 

A Daily Dose February 8, 2012


Mount Calvary is the academy of love.

St. Francis de Sales

John 19:16-18

Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle.

 

A Daily Dose February 7, 2012


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. James F. Byrnes

John 10:10cf

I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.

 

A Daily Dose February 6, 2012


Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

Psalm 36:6

LORD, your mercy reaches to heaven; your fidelity, to the clouds

 

A Daily Dose February 5, 2012


Life is a school. There are many teachers. Not to everyone do I come personally. Believe literally that the problems and difficulties of your lives can be explained by Me more clearly and effectually than by any other. God Calling February 5

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness,so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work

 

A Daily Dose February 4, 2012


The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln

Matthew 6:34

Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

 

A Daily Dose February 3, 2012


God is waiting eternally to be born in each one of us.

Meister Eckhart

1 John 4:4

You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

 

A Daily Dose February 2, 2012


Forty days after Christmas, the Church celebrates this stirring joyful mystery that, in a certain way, anticipates both the sorrow of Good Friday and the joy of Easter. In the Eastern Tradition this day is called the "Feast of the Meeting", because in the sacred space of the Temple of Jerusalem, the meeting takes place between God's graciousness and the expectation of the chosen people.

Blessed Pope John Paul II

Malachi 3:1

Thus says the Lord God: Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; and suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, and the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.

 

A Daily Dose February 1, 2012


What a sad life does he lead who wants both to please the world and to serve God! Apart from the fact that you are going to be unhappy all the time, you can never attain the stage at which you will be able to please the world and please God.St. John Vianney

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

 

 
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