"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Thursday
Apr192018

Daily Meditation – Created for a Purpose

“God has created me for some definite service; I have a mission… I am a link in a chain, a bond of connections between persons. He has not created me for naught.”
 
- Cardinal John Henry Newman

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Daily Meditation – A Consideration on Making a Difference

Consider the five questions below:

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers.

They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish.  Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. 

Now consider these questions:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?

The lesson:  The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money ... or the most awards.  They simply are the ones who care the most.

"Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"

-     Dennis Fakes' G.R.A.C.E.: The Essence of Spirituality 

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Daily Meditation – The Heart of Jesus

 [Consider the following prayer, read SLOWLY, and then REPEAT]

Enfold Me in Your Heart

Lord, enfold me in the depths of your heart;

and there hold me, refine, purge, and set me on fire,

raise me aloft, until my own self knows utter annihilation

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

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Monday
Apr162018

Daily Meditation – The use of time

[Consider the following and the use of our time]

Take time to think
 - It is the source of power.
Take time to play
- It is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read
- It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray
- It is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to be friendly
- It is the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh
- It is the music of the soul.
Take time to give
- It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work
- It is the price of success.
Take time to do charity
- It is the key to heaven.

- Author Unknown

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Sunday
Apr152018

Daily Meditation - Knowing AND Living the Word in the Present Moment

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner. Well, as such things go, one thing led to another. The meeting lasted longer than anticipated.
 
Their flights were scheduled to leave, and they had to race to the airport. With tickets in hand, they barged through the terminal to catch their flight back home. In their rush, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table, which held a display of baskets of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding, ALL BUT ONE. He paused, took a deep breath and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned. He told his buddies to go on without him and told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight.
Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the floor. He was glad he did. The 16-year-old girl at the apple stand was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping or to care for her plight.
  
The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them into the baskets, and helped set the display up once more. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket. When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, “Here, please take this $20 for the damage we did. Are you okay?” She nodded through her tears.  He continued on with, “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”
  
As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, “Mister….” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, “Are you Jesus?”
   
He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: “Are you Jesus?”
   
Do people mistake you for Jesus? That’s our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace. If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and going to church. It’s actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day.

You are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been bruised by the fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.
   
Author Unknown
   
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