Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous next Mark 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.

But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?" And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?"

And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?"


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 next Deuteronomy 11:22-11:25

If, then, you faithfully keep all this Instruction that I command you, loving the Lord your God, walking in all His ways, and holding fast to Him, the Lord will dislodge before you all these nations: you will dispossess nations greater and more numerous than you. Every spot on which your foot treads shall be yours; your territory shall extend from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River--the Euphrates--to the Western Sea. No man shall stand up to you: the Lord your God will put the dread and the fear of you over the whole land in which you set foot, as He promised you.


Torah reading From Parshat Ekev. 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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Anyone who helps you grow is an angel to you.

-Kathryn Schein

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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At the time for initiative he takes no initiative. Young, strong, but lethargic, the resolves of his heart exhausted, the lazy, lethargic one loses the path to discernment.

-Dhammapada 280, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Celebrity Quote of the Day

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I think that there are people that we see and beings that we can't. I think that mentors, and people who do good deeds, and people who take care of their families and their communities, are guardian angels that happen to be alive.

-Sandra Lee

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Christian Quote of the Day

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There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who believe themselves sinners, and the rest, sinners who believe themselves righteous.

-Blaise Pascal

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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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Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.

-Kobi Yamada

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies be the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.

-Charles Hodge

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Health Quote of the Day

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I only really understand myself, what I'm really thinking and feelings, when I've talked it over with my circle of female friends. When days go by without that connection, I feel like a radio playing in an empty room.

-Anna Quindlen

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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If a man's kindred cleave to him with unfailing love, His fortunes will never fail to flourish.

Tirukkural 53:522

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: See your body as a mandala. Through meditation, wind your way inside and discover the center.

-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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You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough, in the second half you give what's left.

-Yogi Berra

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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Not unavailing will be our grief, if it send us back to serve and bless the living.

-Union Prayer Book

Reprinted with permission 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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The basic purpose of human existence is acquisition of knowledge of God; there is no relationship more true than this spiritual affiliation. All other types of relationships are but derivative and dependent upon that spiritual connection, and in themselves nothing to boast of.

-Lahiji: "Mafatih"

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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Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

-Robert Heinlein

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August 8, 2012
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.