"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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Monday
Sep262016

Daily Meditation – More than just this life on earth

In memory of Ethan Hallmark who passed away on September 26, 2014

Consider this wisdom of a 13 yr old boy, Ethan Hallmark, as he was fighting a four year battle with stage four neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer.

“My biggest fear isn’t dying,” Ethan said to his father. “My biggest fear is that others will blame God for my death and not believe in Him. I don’t want people angry at God or even blaming Him. I mean, there is so much more than just this life. Just because He didn’t heal me on earth doesn’t mean He won’t heal me in Heaven.”

For more on the story of Ethan Hallmark, please see the link below:

http://midlothianmessenger.com/8477/news/ethan-hallmark/

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Wednesday
Sep212016

Daily Meditation – Our Consent to Change

"God is more anxious to save us than we are to save ourselves, and he has given us all the means required to embrace him and abide in him unconditionally. Only one thing is needed: our consent, which must be re-ratified every day, through every choice we make."

-    from The Enduring Faith and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen 

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close with Praise and Thanks
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Tuesday
Sep202016

Daily Meditation – God’s Mercy

God’s mercy can make even the driest of land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (Ez 37:1-14)

… Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.

-     Pope Francis – Easter Sunday, 31 March 2013 

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close with Praise and Thanks
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Monday
Sep192016

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 

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close with Praise and Thanks
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Sunday
Sep182016

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

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

Daily Catholic Meditations For Faith, Listening, and Peace (www.SilentInsight.com)

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God