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Today's Bible Reading
previous Acts 19:1-10

While Apol'los was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said, "No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism." And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus."

On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve of them in all. And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, arguing and pleading about the kingdom of God; but when some were stubborn and disbelieved, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them, taking the disciples with him, and argued daily in the hall of Tyran'nus.

This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Mark 8:34-9:1. Find a Bible translation at this address:
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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 Leviticus 2:7-2:16

If your offering is a meal offering in a pan, it shall be made of choice flour in oil. When you present to the Lord a meal offering that is made in any of these ways, it shall be brought to the priest who shall take it up to the altar. The priest shall remove the token portion from the meal offering and turn it into smoke on the altar as an offering by fire, of pleasing odor to the Lord. And the remainder of the meal offering shall be for Aaron and his sons, a most holy portion from the Lord's offerings by fire.

No meal offering that you offer to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for no leaven or honey may be turned into smoke as an offering by fire to the Lord. You may bring them to the Lord as an offering of choice products; but they shall not be offered up on the altar for a pleasing odor. You shall season your every offering of meal with salt; you shall not omit from your meal offering the salt of your covenant with God; with all your offerings you must offer salt.

If you bring a meal offering of first fruits to the Lord, you shall bring new ears parched with fire, grits of the fresh grain, as your meal offering of first fruits. You shall add oil to it and lay frankincense on it; it is a meal offering. And the priest shall turn a token portion of it into smoke: some of the grits and oil, with all of the frankincense, as an offering by fire to the Lord.

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From Parshat Vayikra. 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

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Be an angel today! Practice a 'random act of kindness.' No one else need know what you do, but the result will defiantly be felt by someone.

-Margaret Neylon


From the book, An Angel a Day by Margaret Neylon. © Margaret Neylon 2003. Published by arrangement with Thorsons / Element.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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When we fall on the ground it hurts us, but we also need to rely on the ground to get back up.

-Kathleen McDonald, "How to Meditate"


Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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I don't care if people worship turtles or frogs - if they're good people, that's all I care about.

-Madonna


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Christian Quote of the Day

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May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face And rains fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

-Irish blessing


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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If you don't use them frequently, unplug printers and scanners when they are not in use. They consume energy as long as they are plugged in.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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It is not the cards you are dealt but what you do with them that counts.

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The spontaneous jollity of the carefree extrovert comes to be equated with healthy Christian living, and jolly extroverts in our churches are encouraged to become complacent in carnality.

-J.I. Packer


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Health Quote of the Day

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You have absolute control over your personal level of fitness. If you push yourself to new heights, stay competitive within yourself, give it your best shot, then chances are, you are going to look and feel great.

-Martina Navratilova


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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As water changes according to the soil through which it flows, so a man assimilates the character of his associates. By knowing his thoughts, a man's mind is discovered. By knowing his associates, his character is revealed.

Tirukkural 46:452-453

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, www.himalayanacademy.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

-Andre Gide


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.

-Rene Coty


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.

-Song of Songs 8:7


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

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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Read the Qur'an as long as you are attentive, but when you feel your attention slip, put the Book away.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Jundub bin Adb'Allah


The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Jundub bin Adb'Allah

From "The Bounty of Allah." Hadith from "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

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Relationship Quote of the Day

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March 28, 2015
Prayer of Confession
All the evil karma ever committed by me since of old,
On account of greed, anger, and folly, which have no beginning,
Born of my body, mouth, and thought--
I now make full open confession of it.
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