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Jul
23

Being Fully Present

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Today’s Reflection AS I AM FULLY PRESENT to God, I become the kind of person who is wholly present to others. I can give no greater gift. When I am present I am considerate, giving undivided attention to the person’s words and feelings at the moment. People deeply need this gift ... Continue

Jul
22

Sharing Struggles

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Today’s Reflection KEEPING STRUGGLES TO YOURSELF eats away at your spirit. It is amazing what a change in feelings happen when you dare to share your struggles with a spouse, a loved one, or a special friend. Pouring out your soul, being able to say to someone, “I trust and love ... Continue

Jul
21

The Nightly Review

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Today’s Reflection OF ALL MY PERSONAL spiritual practices, the nightly review has brought the most growth. I usually do it on my own, but it can also be done with a loved one or even the whole family. … 1. Make some time to be quiet for a few moments. Take a ... Continue

Jul
20

Pray Without Ceasing

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Today’s Reflection SAINT PAUL SPEAKS OF praying “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). It is not as hard as it sounds, really. You merely learn to be aware of God’s presence with you all the time, whatever you are doing. A friend who commutes to work says that he sits and communes with God ... Continue

Jul
19

My Life As a Poem

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Today’s Reflection ETERNAL ONE, revealed in waves and in the waiting stillness, teach me to rest, content in your love. Let my life be a poem that tells of your care, always ready to rise up on trusting wings and risk the wind. Amen. – Elizabeth J. Canham Heart Whispers “From page ... Continue

Jul
18

The Power of Powerlessness

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Today’s Reflection OUR SOCIETY places great value on power, which makes it difficult to relinquish. One of the hardest lessons for a follower of Christ is that visible power is not always the highest level of power. Judas never learned this lesson; he continued to goad Jesus into taking a political ... Continue

Jul
17

Fill Me with Your Grace

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Today’s Reflection YOURS THE SEED, yours the growth; yours the water, yours the thirst; yours the wild, yours the tame. You are within me, O God, and within all creation — and you are beyond. Shape and fill me this day and all creation with your grace. – Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation From page 67 ... Continue

Jul
16

Meditation Exercise

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Today’s Reflection Sitting in Solitude IN A QUIET PLACE where you can be alone, focus on one thing: a bird at the feeder, the ripples on a watery surface, the shape of a cloud, a favorite icon, a cross at the altar, even your own hand. Allow your breathing to become progressively ... Continue

Jul
15

Prayer Connects Us

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Today’s Reflection PEOPLE WHO ENGAGE IN PRAYER PRACTICES naturally begin to slow down and look around them, see and appreciate their community and those in it. They become curious about one another and about God. They also have the space to begin to notice how God is working in them; their ... Continue

Jul
14

Blessed to See

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Today’s Reflection MAY GOD, who comes to us in the things of this world, bless your eyes and be in your seeing. May Christ, who looks upon you with deepest love, bless your eyes and widen your gaze. May the Spirit, who perceives what is and what may yet be, bless your eyes and sharpen your vision. May the Sacred Three bless your eyes and cause you to ... Continue

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