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Today's Bible Reading
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The Glory of God's Reign

The Glory of God's Reign
The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
and consumes his adversaries on every side.
His lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples behold his glory.
All worshipers of images are put to shame,
those who make their boast in worthless idols;
all gods bow down before him.
Zion hears and is glad,
and the towns of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O God.
For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
The LORD loves those who hate evil;
he guards the lives of his faithful;
he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
Light dawns for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Luke 21:37-22:13

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Today's Torah Reading
previous next Genesis 32:31-33:5

So Jacob named the place Peniel, meaning, "I have seen a divine being face to face, yet my life has been preserved." The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping on his hip. That is why the children of Israel to this day do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the socket of the hip, since Jacob's hip socket was wrenched at the thigh muscle.

Looking up, Jacob saw Esau coming, accompanied by four hundred men. He divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two maids, putting the maids and their children first, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. He himself went on ahead and bowed low to the ground seven times until he was near his brother. Esau ran to greet him. He embraced him and, falling on his neck, he kissed him; and they wept. Looking about, he saw the women and the children. "Who," he asked, "are these with you?" He answered, "The children with whom God has favored your servant."

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From Parshat VaYishlakh. 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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Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since.

-Josh Billings


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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Wisdom comes out in the village of infinite nothingness; spirituality is found in the realm of unfathomability.

-Fa-Yen, “Five Houses of Zen”


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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At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I'm being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.

-Alanis Morissette


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Christian Quote of the Day

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It is easy to criticize and find fault with the conduct of kings, and write furious articles against them in newspapers, or make violent speeches about them on platforms. Any fool can rip and rend a costly garment, but not every man can cut out and make one. To expect perfection in kings, prime ministers, or rulers of any king, is senseless and unreasonable. We would exhibit more wisdom if we prayed for them more, and criticized less.

-J.C. Ryle


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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When it's someone's birthday, buy them a waste-free gift, like digital music downloads or museum memberships, instead of products that create pollution during production, burn energy during transportation, and lead to waste with excess packaging.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we are going to show.

-Mignon McLaughlin


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

-Albert Einstein


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Health Quote of the Day

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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

-Helen Keller


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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Those who know truly are free from pride and deceit. They are gentle, forgiving, upright, and pure, devoted to their spiritual teacher, filled with inner strength, and self-controlled. Detached from sense objects and self-will, they have learned the painful lesson of separate birth and suffering, old age, disease, and death.

Bhagavad Gita 13:7-8

Excerpted from The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1985. Reprinted with permission from Nilgiri Press, www.nilgiri.org. To order the book, please call 1-800-475-2369.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Twice I have lived forever in a smile.

-E.E. Cummings


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

Judaism Quote of the Day

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When I was young I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

-Abraham Joshua Heschel


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

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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When you experience pain, ask God for forgiveness. By the command of the Creator, it will be eliminated. For when He decrees, pain becomes joy, and fetters become freedom.

-Rumi


Rumi, "Mathnawi"

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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The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.

-William Sloane Coffin, Jr.


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November 16, 2010
Prayer for Protection of the Home
Ceisiwr Serith
Goddess of the hearth, beat strong and pure in the heart of my home.
Lord of the threshold, keep vigilant guard over the entrance to my home.
Spirits of the land, keep watch throughout the yard of my home.
God of the borders, stand ready to repulse all disorder from my home.
Related Topics:  New Age, Pagan, Protection, Home
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