Quotes and Readings of the Day

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Today's Bible Reading
previous Luke 10:38-42

Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."

But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."

NRSV

From the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission.

Today's Torah Reading
previous Genesis 9:8-9:17

And God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "I now establish My covenant with you and your offspring to come, and with every living thing that is with you--birds, cattle, and every wild beast as well--all that have come out of the ark, every living thing on earth. I will maintain My covenant with you: never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."

God further said, "This is the sign that I set for the covenant between Me and you, and every living creature with you, for all ages to come. I have set My bow in the clouds, and it shall serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature among all flesh, so that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures, all flesh that is on earth. That," God said to Noah, "shall be the sign of the covenant that I have established between Me and all flesh that is on earth."

NRSV

From Parshat Noach. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

Angel Quote of the Day

Previous

It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.

-David Fyfe


From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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Overcome your uncertainties and free yourself from dwelling on sorrow. If you delight in existence, you will become a guide to those who need you, revealing the path to many.

-Sutta Nipata


From "Buddha Speaks," edited by Anne Bancroft, 2000. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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After 40, you see things differently. You've found yourself. You're accepting yourself and what you got from life.

-Dennis Quaid


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Christian Quote of the Day

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[Y]ou can get hope in the smallest good act, in the smallest kind word, in the smallest gesture that is for your good, you know. Hope is all around us.

-Thelma Wells


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Buy a drying machine with a moisture sensor to make sure that you don't over dry your clothes, wasting time spent on laundry and energy.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Always remember: Joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest. It is vital.

-Rebbe Nachman of Breslov


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The love of God is like the Amazon river flowing down to water one daisy.

-Unknown?


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Health Quote of the Day

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Do your best; leave the rest; angels do no more.

-Unknown?


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. But I believe that non-violence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment. Forgiveness adorns the soldier.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Look for things to feel good about, and watch how everything in your life will unfold to reflect that good-feeling vibration.

-Abraham-Hicks


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

-Michael Jordan


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Your son is at five your master, at ten your servant, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or foe, depending on his bringing up.

-Hasdai ibn Crescas


As cited in "Jewish Wisdom" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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Wherever the delusion of your selfhood appears — there's hell. Wherever "you" aren't – that's heaven.

-Abu Sa'id in Ibn Munawwar, "Asrar at-tawhid"


From "The Wisdom of Sufism," compiled by Leonard Lewisohn, published by Oneworld Publications. Reprinted with permission of Oneworld Publications, Oxford, www.oneworld-publications.com.

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Relationship Quote of the Day

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The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years, you will always see the dear face and feel the warm heart union of your eternal love.

-Alfred Armand Montapert


TAGS: Relationship Quotes, Relationships, Changes, Heart, Life Long

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October 22, 2014
The Mind
We have all heard the phrase “A Mind is a terrible thing to waste.” How true that statement is. What we think about can create blessings or it can attract harmful things in our lives. Our way of thinking is the start of how we react to certain situations, how we treat one another, how we bless one another and how we view our lives as individuals. Our mind is the connection to our heart that connects to our inner being which resonates through our outer being and changes the atmosphere that can turn an entire situation around for the good or the bad. Before doing a study on the mind, heart and spirit, I never knew how each educes from one another and how it is important they are in sync at all times. Not only that, how it affect others around us. (Think about that for a moment) I challenge you today to not waste your mind on thoughts that do not display your creativity or bring out the best that lies deep within each of you. Let’s be more in tune with each part internally that will give balance but mostly allure to the greater that will surface externally.

Father God, help produce in me the right mind set that will change my way of thinking about others, things and mainly me.
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