"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

– For the greater glory of God

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Daily Meditation – Blessings of Life

The great baseball player Lou Gehrig (aka “Iron Horse”) played a record 2,130 consecutive games which later was broken more recently in 1995 by Cal Ripken. During the 1939 season, Gehrig was lacking his usual strength and later had to actually remove himself from a game. He was subsequently diagnosed with a very rare form of degenerative disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Today, this is now called Lou Gehrig's disease. His baseball career had ended.

On July 4, 1939, the Yankee great was honored at Yankee Stadium in one of the most emotional moments in sports history. Considered a man with a “kind heart and winning attitude”, he fought back tears as he addressed the crowd in his immortal words of thanks. Here is the text of his speech:

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

"Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.

"When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift - that's something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies - that's something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body - it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that's the finest I know.

"So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."

 

Source: MLB.com

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Tuesday
Apr032018

Daily Meditation – Perseverance in Prayer

And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,' and he says in reply from within, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.' I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. "And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

- Luke 11:5-13

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Monday
Apr022018

Daily Meditation – In memory of my dad, J.Edward Brown

In memory of my dad, James Edward Brown, who died on this date (4/3/2011).

[Consider the following with your life and the bigger picture with God in eternity]

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road
To sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.

Our destination is a place
Far greater than we know.
For some, the journey's quicker,
For some, the journey's slow.

And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

- Author Unknown

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Sunday
Apr012018

Daily Meditation - Priorities

"For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be" (Luke 12: 34)

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Saturday
Mar312018

Daily Meditation – Imitate and follow Christ

So be imitators of God,as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.

- Ephesians 5:1-2

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