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Today's Bible Reading
previous next Psalm 61

Assurance of God's Protection
To the leader: with stringed instruments. Of David.

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.

Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I;
for you are my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.

Let me abide in your tent forever,
find refuge under the shelter of your wings. Selah
For you, O God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Prolong the life of the king;
may his years endure to all generations!
May he be enthroned forever before God;
appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
So I will always sing praises to your name,
as I pay my vows day after day.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Mark 6:30-46

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From the New Revised Standard Version. Reprinted with permission from HarperBibles.

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Exodus 18:13-18:23

Next day, Moses sat as magistrate among the people, while the people stood about Moses from morning until evening. But when Moses' father-in-law saw how much he had to do for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing to the people? Why do you act alone, while all the people stand about you from morning until evening?" Moses replied to his father-in-law, "It is because the people come to me to inquire of God. When they have a dispute, it comes before me, and I decide between one person and another, and I make known the laws and teachings of God."

But Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing you are doing is not right; you will surely wear yourself out, and these people as well. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Now listen to me. I will give you counsel, and God be with you! You represent the people before God: you bring the disputes before God, and enjoin upon them the laws and the teachings, and make known to them the way they are to go and the practices they are to follow. You shall also seek out from among all the people capable men who fear God, trustworthy men who spurn ill-gotten gain. Set these over them as chiefs of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and let them judge the people at all times. Have them bring every major dispute to you, but let them decide every minor dispute themselves. Make it easier for yourself by letting them share the burden with you. If you do this--and God so commands you--you will be able to bear up; and all these people too will go home unwearied."

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From Parshat Yitro. 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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It can in no sense be said that heaven is outside anyone. It is within.

-Emanuel Swedenborg


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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride.

-Sutta Nipata


From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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I don't consider myself to be of any particular religion – I'm a Christian. I read my Bible every day and just follow the Christian teachings. My faith has always been at the core.

-Rudy Sarzo


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Christian Quote of the Day

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God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.

-Elisabeth Elliot


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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If you usually use a calendar or weekly planner, switch to a dry-erase version so you aren't throwing away paper periodically.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Don't solve your problems, dissolve your problems--so that they should not recur again.

-Yogi Bhajan


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The great secret of a life of faith is… to hang upon Jesus daily; to go to Him in every trial; to cast upon Him every burden; to take the infirmity, the corruption, the cross, as it rises, simply and immediately to Jesus.

-Octavius Winslow


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Health Quote of the Day

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As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

-A. C. Benson


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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Self-control will place a man among the Gods, While lack of it will lead him into deepest darkness.

Tirukkural 13:121

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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Thought of the Day: Rest in places of harmony--the sky, the ocean, the breath.

-Barbara Ann Kipfer


From Self Meditation. Reprinted with permission from Workman Publishing Inc.

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds along rocks.

-Charlotte Bronte


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Religion is not, at the outset, a refuge of grace and mercy for the despondent and desperate, an enchanted stream for crushed spirits, but a raging, clamorous torrent of man's consciousness, with all its crises, pangs, and torments.

-Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, 1903-1993


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Muslim Quote of the Day

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He who is deprived of gentleness is deprived of good.

-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)


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Relationship Quote of the Day

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A good marriage is based on a talent for friendship.

-Friedrich Nietzsche


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 02/02/2010

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Prayer of Gratitude for God's Gifts

For this new morning and its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For every gift His goodness sends
We thank you, gracious Lord. Amen.

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