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Affirming Others

Reflect Isaiah 55:8–9 proclaims that God’s ways and thoughts are higher than our own. God’s vision and purpose is greater and more welcoming than our own. No one is outside the circle of love. When we resign from being God …

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The Joy of a Friend

Reflect “I am well supplied because of what I received from you through Epaphroditus.”—Philippians 4:18 St. Epaphroditus is one of those biblical Christians from Philippi—those Christians who seemed to be full of joy and brought cheer to Paul. Actually, the …

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A Day of Honor

Reflect Once a year we set aside a day to honor those who have sacrificed their lives as part of their military service. We honor those who died in combat but we should also honor those whose minds and spirits …

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Quadrants of Clare

Reflect St. Clare of Assisi once wrote to Agnes of Prague to gaze, consider, contemplate, and imitate Jesus while meditating upon the cross. For both Clare and Francis, the cross represented the humility and poverty of God. They were not …

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An Upright Heart

Reflect  Today consider the ending of Psalm 32, “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice…all you upright of heart”. Pray God, thank you for the simple beautyof starting my day todaywith an upright heart.As I begin againlet me reach toward …

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Prayer for the Lonely

Reflect Being alone can have its blessings—but some of us endure loneliness each and every day. May this prayer be a comfort to those who struggle with solitude. Pray Dear God,The quiet of my day can be a deafening sound,but …

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Rain or Shine

Reflect The weather: It has its effect on my body–and my soul. A dark cloud may mean a welcome rain, but it seldom lifts my spirit to say an Alleluia. I want sunshine.  Pray I pray by the window and …

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