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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 26:6-26:12

So Isaac stayed in Gerar. When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say "my wife," thinking, "The men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful." When some time had passed, Abimelech king of the Philistines, looking out of the window, saw Isaac fondling his wife Rebekah. Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, "So she is your wife! Why then did you say: 'She is my sister?"' Isaac said to him, "Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her." Abimelech said, "What have you done to us! One of the people might have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us." Abimelech then charged all the people, saying, "Anyone who molests this man or his wife shall be put to death."

Isaac sowed in that land and reaped a hundredfold the same year. The Lord blessed him...

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From Parshat Toldot. 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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Are there not angels and men, heaven and earth?

-Pope Gregory I


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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If a man should conquer in battle a thousand and a thousand more, and another should conquer himself, his would be the greater victory, because the greatest of victories is the victory over oneself.

-Buddha


From Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day, by William Wray, 2004. Reprinted by arrangement with Arcturus Publishing, London. Book available in the U.S. through Barnes & Noble, www.bn.com

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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The soul is a muscle, and it needs to be exercised a little every day. Say a morning prayer just to say something.

-Catherine Hicks


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Christian Quote of the Day

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And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

-Luke 11:9-10 (Revised Standard Version)


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Run your washing machine only when you have a full load to save on water consumption.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.

-Arnot L. Sheppard


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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I dare to say that to the extent to which we serve God we are free, while to the extent that we follow the law of sin, we are still slaves.

-Saint Augustine


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Health Quote of the Day

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I have learned to read the papers calmly and not to hate the people I read about.

-Critic Edmond Wilson


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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Mother of the Universe, I have no desire to exercise power. I would not even care to be an emperor. Sweet Mother, please grant me two simple meals each day and wealth enough to thatch the palm roof of my clean earthen house, where I offer dreaming and waking as red flowers at your feet

Ramprasad

From "Teachings of the Hindu Mystics," © 2001 by Andrew Harvey. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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While we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another one.

-Jorge Luis Borges


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Never let hope elude you; that is life's biggest failure.

-Bob Zuppke


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Prayer does half, repentance does all.

-Joshua b. Levi, Leviticus Rabbah


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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People sometimes justify their obsession with cleanliness on religous grounds; but true religion is not concerned with outward purity.

-Razi, "Kitab al-Muluki"


From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000. All rights reserved. Used with permission of John Hunt Publishing, United Kingdom.

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Relationship Quote of the Day

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To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

-William H. Walton


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 11/16/2012

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Do Not Lose Heart

Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory
that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.

- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Source: The Bible (New International Version)

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