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A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015


If one truly tries to pray, they just did.

 

Psalm 141:1-2

LORD, I call to you; hasten to me; listen to my plea when I call.

Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening offering.

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015


...Strange as it may sound, we can choose joy.

Fr. Henri Nouwen

 

Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,1 but of righteousness, peace2 and joy in the Holy Spirit

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015


Humility is not an exaggeratedly low opinion of yourself. Humility is self-forgetfulness.

Peter Kreeft

 

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015


Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly; and if He does not let you feel the sweetness of His love, it is to make you more humble and abject in your own eyes.
St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcino

 

Ephesians 4:1-3

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015


There are those that say ‘You shouldn’t judge me for only God can judge me’. They often forget that one day He will do just that.

 

Psalms 75:7-8

For judgment comes not from east or from west, not from the wilderness or the mountains, but from God who decides, who brings some low and raises others high.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015


God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.

C. S. Lewis

 

Ephesians 4:22-24

...that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015


It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.

Cardinal John Henry Newman

 

1 Corinthians 9:22-23

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.


A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015


Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.

Oswald Chambers

 

Ephesians 4:7

But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015


There are some people who always seem angry and are continuously on the lookout for conflict. Pray for them and don’t give in to their world. The battles they are fighting are best left to themselves, God and prayer, not so much with us.

 

Hebrews 4:16

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015


Don’t forget to pray today because God didn’t forget to wake you up this morning.

 

Ephesians 6:18

With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015


The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.

St. Gregory the Great

 

1 John 3:18

Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015


The Bible tells me to love our neighbors and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

G. K. Chesterton

 

Leviticus 19:18

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015


Everything is a reminder of the cross. We ourselves are made in the shape of a cross.  

St. John Vianney

 

1 Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015


Jesus, source of my life, sanctify me. O my strength, fortify me. My commander, fight for me.  

St. Faustina

 

John 17:17

Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.


A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2015


It’s not enough to love; people have to feel that they are loved.

St. John Bosco

 

1 John 4:8

Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2015


You can’t repent if you don’t believe in sin to repent of, and you can’t believe in sin if you don’t believe in real moral law, because sin means disobeying that. Moral relativism eliminates that law, thus sin, thus repentance.

Peter Kreeft

 

1 John 1:8-10

If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2015


When we pray, we speak to God. When we read, God speaks to us.

St. Jerome

 

2 Chronicles 7: 15

Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2015


It often happens that the office of giving gives us the merit to receive.

St. Augustine

 

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced because these had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the LORD; David the king also rejoiced greatly.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015


Joy is really a road sign pointing us to God. Once we have found God...we no longer need to trouble ourselves so much about the quest for joy.

C. S. Lewis

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

 

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015


Jesus Christ, Lord of all, You see my heart, You know my desires. Possess all that I am. I am your sheep: make me worthy to overcome the devil."

St. Agatha

 

Psalm 119:33-39

LORD, teach me the way of your statutes; I shall keep them with care.

Give me understanding to keep your law, to observe it with all my heart.

Lead me in the path of your commandments, for that is my delight.

Direct my heart toward your testimoniesand away from gain.

Avert my eyes from what is worthless;by your way give me life.


A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015


We resemble God most when we forgive our neighbors.

St. Faustina

 

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015


In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on course.

St. Boniface

 

Romans 16:17-20

I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create dissensions and obstacles, in opposition to the teaching that you learned; avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the innocent. For while your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I want you to be wise as to what is good, and simple as to what is evil; then the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015


Emulate the tiny ant; be an ant of God. Listen to the word of God and hide it in your heart. Collect plenty of food during the happy days of your spiritual summers. You will then be able to endure the difficult days of temptations during the winters of your soul.

St. Augustine

 

Psalm 119:10-12

With all my heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments. In my heart I treasure your promise that I may not sin against you.

Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015


Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family.

Be holy – let us pray.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015


'Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…' as Dad would sing and say.

 

John 16:33

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015


Learn the heart of God from the word of God.

Pope St. Gregory I

 

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      SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015


The story of Jesus is to be proclaimed and celebrated. Some will hear and rejoice, some will remain indifferent, some will become hostile. The story of Jesus will not always be accepted, but it must be told.”

Fr. Henri Nouwen

 

Hebrews 4:12

Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAY - USA


We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.
St. Teresa of Avila

 

Ephesians 6:12-17

For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015


Unless we go to pray, there is no prayer.

Esther de Waal

 

1 Corinthians 14:15

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.


A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015


Daily Dose    July 2, 2015

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown

 

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015


Love God, serve God; everything is in that.
St. Clare of Assisi

 

Psalm 144:15

Happy are the people to whom such blessings fall; happy are the people whose God is the Lord.