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A Daily Dose Saturday, June 30, 2012

Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness.

Mother Teresa

John 13:34

I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

A Daily Dose Friday, June 29, 2012

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?

Psalm 91:2,4

Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust. His faithfulness is a protecting shield.”

A Daily Dose Thursday, June 28, 2012

The glory of God is a human being fully alive; and to be alive consists in beholding God.
St. Irenaeus

John 1:29

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”

A Daily Dose Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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 14:17-18

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit;whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Be an instructor in the art of forgiveness, I pray.

Because it goes against human nature, forgiveness must be taught and practiced as one would practice any difficult craft.

Philip Yancey

Luke 7:47

So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.

A Daily Dose Monday, June 25, 2012

Hate is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

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 Sunday, June 24, 2012

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will be the ultimate Word from God. Jim Elliot

Psalm 46:11

Be still and know that I am God!

A Daily Dose Saturday, June 23, 2012

We are at Jesus' disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that's all right, everything is all right. We must say, "I belong to you. You can do whatever you like." And this is our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord.

Blessed Mother Teresa

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

A Daily Dose Friday, June 22, 2012

There is more value in a little study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world.
St. Teresa of Avila

Philippians 2:3-5

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others.Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus.

A Daily Dose Thursday, June 21, 2012

So we must not only speak gently to our neighbor, but we must be filled, heart and soul, with gentleness; and we must not merely seek the sweetness of aromatic honey in courtesy and suavity with strangers, but also the sweetness of milk among those of our own household and our neighbors; a sweetness terribly lacking to some who are as angels abroad and devils at home!St. Francis de Sales

Hebrews 13:1-2, 6

Let mutual love continue.

Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.

Thus we may say with confidence: “The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid.

What can anyone do to me?”

A Daily Dose Wednesday, June 20, 2012

O Breath of God, blow softly on the gifts that have weakened or grown stale in my life. Stir up the flame of my original love, faith and hope. Breathe on me anew.

Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B

Proverbs 2:6-10

For the LORD gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; He has success in store for the upright, is the shield of those who walk honestly, guarding the paths of justice, protecting the way of his faithful ones

Then you will understand what is right and just, what is fair, every good path; for wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will be at home in your soul

A Daily Dose Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.

St. Therese of Lisieux

Malachi 3:17-18

They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, my own special possession, on the day when I take action. And I will have compassion on them, as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.

Then you will again distinguish between the just and the wicked, between the person who serves God, and the one who does not.

A Daily Dose Monday, June 18, 2012

No one heals himself by wounding another.

St. Ambrose

Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, “I will repay evil!” Wait for the LORD, who will help you.

A Daily Dose Sunday, June 17, 2012

All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be.

St. Francis de Sales

Sirach 2:10-11

Consider the generations long past and see: has anyone trusted in the Lord and been disappointed? Has anyone persevered in his fear and been forsaken? Has anyone called upon him and been ignored?

For the Lord is compassionate and merciful; forgives sins and saves in time of trouble.

A Daily Dose Saturday, June 16, 2012

You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions.

St. John Vianney

Matthew 12:30

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

A Daily Dose Friday, June 15, 2012

With each passing day I realize more how much he lives in me, and how great a shadow he casts over my life. It is the same for all men. None of us can escape this shadow of the father.

Kent Nerburn

Colossians 3:1-4

If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.

A Daily Dose Thursday, June 14, 2012

It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.

St Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Hebrews 11:1

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All the wealth in the world cannot be compared with the happiness of living together happily united.

Blessed Margaret d'Youville

Proverbs 30:18-19

Three things are too wonderful for me, yes, four I cannot understand:

The way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a woman.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly. St. Ignatius of Loyola

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

A Daily Dose Sunday, June 10, 2012

What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!

St. Teresa of Avila

Proverbs 27:17

Iron is sharpened by iron; one person sharpens another.

A Daily Dose Saturday, June 9, 2012

To have courage for whatever comes in life—everything lies in that.

St. Teresa of Avila

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!

A Daily Dose Friday, June 8, 2012

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion. It is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.Billy Graham

Ephesians 4:21-24

…assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, 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 Thursday, June 7, 2012
Only those who walk in the dark see the stars.

Mark E. Thibodeaux

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you great things beyond the reach of your knowledge.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.

John Ortberg

2 Timothy 4:8

From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some people say they believe in an afterlife, but live otherwise.

Psalm 62:7

God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall.

A Daily Dose Monday, June 4, 2012

God didn't promise us days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain.

God promised strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Go with the promises of God today. somebody else

Deuteronomy 11:26-28

See, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: a blessing for obeying the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I give you today; a curse if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, but turn aside from the way I command you today, to go after other gods, whom you do not know.

A Daily Dose Sunday, June 3, 2012

Love is tough at times.

Love when you don’t want to.

Love when they don’t want to.

Love when you don’t want even though they don’t see love.


Romans 12:9-12

Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

A Daily Dose Saturday, June 2, 2012

We cannot go to heaven in feather beds.

St. Thomas More

Sirach 2:1-2

My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, and do not be impetuous in time of adversity.

A Daily Dose Friday, June 1, 2012

Pray in, pray out.

Pray in thanksgiving.

Pray out in praise.

Pray in petition.

Pray out for intercessions.

Pray in contrition for sins.

Pray in, pray out.

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.