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A Daily Dose     Monday, September 30, 2013


If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!

Elisabeth Elliot

 

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

 

A Daily Dose     Sunday, September 29, 2013


You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.

Rolling Stones

 

James 4:3

You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

A Daily Dose    Saturday, September 28, 2013


Lord, grant that I may see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

 

Psalm 19:15

Let the words of my mouth be acceptable, the thoughts of my heart before you, LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

A Daily Dose    Friday, September 27, 2013


The things you learn in maturity aren't simple things such as acquiring skills. You come to understand that most people are neither for you nor against you; they are thinking about themselves. You learn that no matter how hard you try to please, some people in the world are not going to love you, a lesson that is at first troubling and then really quite relaxing.

John Gardner

 

James 4:7-8

So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds.

 

A Daily Dose    Thursday, September 26, 2013


Let us pray to preserve and to persevere.

The body preserves the soul, the soul preserves the mind, the mind preserves the heart, the heart preserves faith, faith preserves God, God preserves the person.

St. Colman of Elo

 

John 5: 16-18

The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. Elijah was a human being like us; yet he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain upon the land. Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit.

A Daily Dose    Wednesday, September 25, 2013


God’s will, God’s way.

God’s way, God’s will.

 

Psalm 119:36

Turn my heart to your decrees,
and not to selfish gain.

A Daily Dose   Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The most beautiful Credo is the one we pronounce in our hour of darkness.

St. Padre Pio

 

Matthew 6:11-13

Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

A Daily Dose    Monday, September 23, 2013


It is through testing that God binds His chosen souls to Himself.

St. Padre Pio

 

Zechariah 13:9

I will bring the one third through the fire; I will refine them as one refines silver, and I will test them as one tests gold.

A Daily Dose    Saturday, September 21, 2013


You must never desist from doing good works for fear you won't be able to meet expenses, just as long as you use prudence and frugality.

Blessed Mark Scalabrini

 

Galatians 6:9-10

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.

A Daily Dose   Friday, September 20, 2013


Sooner or later we find out our happiness often depends on what goes on around us; our joy depends on what we have in Christ Jesus.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:23

May the God of peace make you perfect in holiness. May he preserve you whole and entire, spirit, soul, and body, irreproachable at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A Daily Dose   Thursday, September 19, 2013


Lord, remind me of the calm to be found from your presence.

When you meet somebody who is physically restless, with twitchy muscles and restless gaze, you do not feel present to them or they to you. Bodily calm is part of our presence to people, and also to God.

Sacred Space

 

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    Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Only those who walk in the dark see the stars.

Mark E. Thibodeaux

 

Psalm 86:7

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.


A Daily Dose    Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Four things let us ever keep in mind:

God hears prayer

God heeds prayer

God answers prayer

God delivers by prayer.

E. M. Bounds

 

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.

A Daily Dose   Monday, September 16, 2013


Don't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.

Corrie ten Boom

 

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and discipline.

A Daily Dose   Sunday, September 15, 2013


God never hurries.

 

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.

A Daily Dose   Saturday, September 14, 2013


Our Lord wills that you cling to Him alone! If your faith were greater how much more peaceful you would be even when great trials surround and oppress you?

St. Paula Frassinetti

 

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

A Daily Dose   Friday, September 13, 2013


As water extinguishes fire, so prayer extinguishes the heat of the passions.

St. John Chrsyostom

 

2 Samuel 22:17-20

He reached down from on high and seized me, drew me out of the deep waters. He rescued me from my mighty enemy, from foes too powerful for me. They attacked me on a day of distress, but the LORD came to my support. He set me free in the open; he rescued me because he loves me.

A Daily Dose   Thursday, September 12, 2013


O name of Mary! Joy in the heart, honey in the mouth, melody to the ear of Her devout clients!

St Anthony of Padua

 

Luke 1:30-31

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

Psalm 139:16

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

A Daily Dose   Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Man's salvation and perfection consists of doing the will of God which he must have in view in all things, and at every moment of his life.

St.Peter Claver

 

John 14:6

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

A Daily Dose    Monday, September 9, 2013


The difference between greatness and mediocrity may be two inches. That is my recurring nightmare. Someday I will be with God and He will say, 'Jimmy, you were two steps away from greatness. Why didn't you take them?' I will not be condemned by the lack of those two steps. I will be embarrassed by my failure to take them.

Rev. James O'Leary

 

Galatians 6:9-10

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.

A Daily Dose    Sunday, September 8, 2013


Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today.

Let us begin.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

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    Saturday, September 7, 2013


If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion is no part of the Christian faith.

C.S. Lewis


1 Thessalonians 5:13-19

See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good [both] for each other and for all. Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit.

A Daily Dose    Friday, September 6, 2013


Who can prevent you from speaking—praying—to Him in the depth of your heart, since it makes no difference whether you speak to Him mentally or vocally? Make short but 
fervent aspirations.

St. Francis de Sales

 

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.

A Daily Dose    Thursday, September 5, 2013


Like Jesus we belong to the world living not for ourselves but for others. The joy of the Lord is our strength.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Genesis 28:15

I am with you and will protect you wherever you go, and bring you back to this land. I will never leave you until I have done what I promised you.

A Daily Dose    Wednesday, September 4, 2013


If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!

St. Catherine of Sienna

 

Luke 12:49-50

I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

A Daily Dose    Tuesday, September 3, 2013


The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. 
Pope Saint Gregory the Great

 

Psalm 143:8-10

In the morning let me hear of your mercy, for in you I trust. Show me the path I should walk, for I entrust my life to you. Rescue me, LORD, from my foes, for I seek refuge in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your kind spirit guide me on ground that is level.

A Daily Dose    Monday, September 2, 2013


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

 

2 Thessalonians 3:5

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ.

A Daily Dose    Sunday, September 1, 2013


The word of God does not belong to him who hears or speaks it, but to him who puts it into practice.

St Giles of Assisi

 

Hebrews 4:12-13

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. No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.