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A Daily Dose Friday, November 30, 2012

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine. Kathleen Norris

1 Corinthians 2:9

What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him

A Daily Dose Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wisdom is the capacity to see things for God’s viewpoint.

Charles Stanley

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding

A Daily Dose Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Let's treasure the moments of our lives, and pray.

One minute they're playing house with their baby dolls, and the next thing you know they have homes and lives of their own. We all complain about spending too much time at the office, but who among us regrets having spent too much time with our children?

Doris Christopher

Isaiah 54:13

All your children shall be taught by the LORD; great shall be the peace of your children.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.
St. Ambrose

Leviticus 19:18

Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your own people. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

A Daily Dose Monday, November 26, 2012

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them. Every day begin the task anew.

St. Francis de Sales

Romans 5:6-8

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.

A Daily Dose Sunday, November 25, 2012

We are called to carry crosses. Our shoulders can bear them alone or we may choose to share them with the One who bore it first. Maybe it’s time that you switched shoulders... this time, neither to your left nor your right but to His.

Romans 8:18

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.

A Daily Dose Saturday, November 24, 2012

It is the heart that experiences God, not the reason.
Blaise Pascal

Psalm 62:2-3

My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation.

God alone is my rock and salvation, my fortress; I shall never fall.

A Daily Dose Friday, November 23, 2012

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips?
Saint John Chrysostom

James 1:6

But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.

A Daily Dose Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.

Sirach 50:23

May he grant you joy of heart and may peace abide among you.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lord, we thank you for the food we have and the friends we have. We are blessed beyond measure. We ask you to bless and console those that have neither and show us how that we may bring them closer to Your needs for them. Amen.

Philippians 1:3-6

I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you,praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you, because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

A Daily Dose Saturday, November 18, 2012

It is not easy to proclaim the gospel in a world that claims not to need God. Yet we are bound by the compelling words of St. Paul: 'Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel.'

Blessed John Paul II

1 Corinthians 9:16-18

If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!If I do so willingly, I have a recompense, but if unwillingly, then I have been entrusted with a stewardship.What then is my recompense? That, when I preach, I offer the gospel free of charge so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

A Daily Dose Saturday, November 17, 2012

One who loves God necessarily loves silence.

Thomas Merton

Lamentations 3:25-26

The LORD is good to those who trust in him, to the one that seeks him; it is good to hope in silence for the LORD’s deliverance.

A Daily Dose Friday, November 16, 2012

"Mommy, if the world ended, right now..."

The mother gulped and said a quick prayer to God for guidance.
"Yes, Peggy," she said, "go on."
Peggy completed her question, asking, "Would I have to take my library book back, or would it be okay to leave it at home?"

James 5:7-8

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.

A Daily Dose Thursday, November 15, 2012

Self-love is cunning; it pushes and insinuates itself into everything, while making us believe it is not there at all. St. Francis de Sales

Philippians 2:3-4

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.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, November 14, 2012

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

St. Augustine

I John 4:16

We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them.

A Daily Dose Monday, November 12, 2012

We should all stop scowling at the sins of other people. Rather, we should consider that we may be worse spiritually than they are and should say 'Lord, if You had not helped me, I should have done worse.'

St. Alphonso Ligouri

Luke 6:37

Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

A Daily Dose Saturday, November 10, 2012

Humility and charity are the two master-chords: one, the lowest; the other, the highest; all the others are dependent on them. Therefore it is necessary, above all, to maintain ourselves in these two virtues; for observe well that the preservation of the whole edifice depends on the foundation and the roof.

St. Vincent de Paul

1 Peter 5:5-6

Likewise, you younger members, be subject to the presbyters. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for:“God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blessings can come in a number of ways. The Lord doesn't give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need.

Eric Davis

Micah 6:8

You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

Abraham Lincoln

Psalm 109:8

May his days be few; may another take his office

A Daily Dose Monday, November 5, 2012

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.
St. Thomas Aquinas

John 5:24

Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.

A Daily Dose Saturday, November 3, 2012

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life; that word is love.


1 John 4:19-20

We love because he first loved us.If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

A Daily Dose Thursday, November 1, 2012

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

St. Augustine

James 4:6-7

But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.