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Today's Bible Reading
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Who Shall Abide in God's Sanctuary?

A Psalm of David.


O LORD, who may abide in your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy hill?

Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
and speak the truth from their heart;
who do not slander with their tongue,
and do no evil to their friends,
nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
in whose eyes the wicked are despised,
but who honor those who fear the LORD;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
who do not lend money at interest,
and do not take a bribe against the innocent.

Those who do these things shall never be moved.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is John 8:21-32. Find a Bible translation.

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Today's Torah Reading
previous next Deuteronomy 30:15-31:6

See, I set before you this day life and prosperity, death and adversity. For I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His laws, and His rules, that you may thrive and increase, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land that you are about to enter and possess. But if your heart turns away and you give no heed, and are lured into the worship and service of other gods, I declare to you this day that you shall certainly perish; you shall not long endure on the soil that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day: I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life--if you and your offspring would live--by loving the Lord your God, heeding His commands, and holding fast to Him. For thereby you shall have life and shall long endure upon the soil that the Lord swore to your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them.

Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them:

I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Lord has said to me, "You shall not go across yonder Jordan." The Lord your God Himself will cross over before you; and He Himself will wipe out those nations from your path and you shall dispossess them. Joshua is the one who shall cross before you, as the Lord has spoken. The Lord will do to them as He did to Sihon and Og, kings of the Amorites, and to their countries, when He wiped them out. The Lord will deliver them up to you, and you shall deal with them in full accordance with the Instruction that I have enjoined upon you. Be strong and resolute, be not in fear or in dread of them; for the Lord your God Himself marches with you: He will not fail you or forsake you.

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Torah reading From Parshat Nitsavim-Va-yelekh. 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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We are neither the light, nor the message. We are the messengers. We are...nothing. You are...for us...everything.

-Wim Wenders,
“Faraway, So Close”


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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Whoever, with a rod, harasses an innocent man, unarmed, quickly falls into any of ten things: harsh pains, devastation, a broken body, grave illness, mental derangement, trouble with the government, violent slander, relatives lost, property dissolved, houses burned down. At the break-up of the body this one with no disconcernment, reappears in hell.

-Dhammapada, 137-140, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu


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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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There's one particular thing that we ask--that God sends his angels down to love us, guide us, and protect us, and keep us safe, in our waking hours and in our sleeping hours.

-Brian Littrell


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Christian Quote of the Day

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God is not interested in our good works or our rules. There is nothing we can do, nothing we can offer Him as a Holy God that He can accept - except our faith in Jesus Christ...

-Jack Winter


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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If you're thinking about remodeling your home, think about renewable energy sources. It can be something as big as choosing to use solar panels for power, or something as small as opting for ceiling fans over air conditioning.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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He that lives in hope danceth without music.

-George Herbert


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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Inside the will of God there is no failure. Outside the will of God there is no success.

-Bernard Edinger


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Health Quote of the Day

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

-Napoleon Hill


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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In dark night live those for whom The world without alone is real; in night Darker still, for whom the world within Alone is real. The first leads to a life Of action, the second to a life of meditation. But those who combine action with meditation Cross the sea of death through action And enter into immortality Through the practice of meditation. So have we heard from the wise.

Isha Upanishad

From The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1987. 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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I can well understand why children love sand.

-Ludwig Wittgenstein


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

-Thomas Edison (submitted by Lnwlfgrl)


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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When man completes a product, his relation to it ends; but God's power continues to permeate His creatures.

-Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, "Tanya"


Reprinted from 'A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,' edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

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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 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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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

-Dale Carnegie


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September 1, 2011
When a Man and a Woman Become One
Rumi
When a man and a woman become one,
that "one" is You.
And when that one is obliterated, there You are.

Where is this "we" and this "I"?
By the side of the Beloved.
You made this "we" and this "I"
in order that you might play
this game of courtship with Yourself,
that all "you's" and "I's" might become one soul
and finally drown in the Beloved...
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