Advertisement

Content Feeds

Content Feeds

November 2007 Archives

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

Who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure. –Ben Sira 6:14

Advertisement

Joke of the Day for Friday, November 30, 2007

posted by rphillips

A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to ‘Where do pets come from?’ Adam said, ‘Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me every day. Now I do not see you […]

Advertisement

Daily Inspiration for Friday, November 30, 2007

posted by sandrews

Money-giving is a good criterion of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. –Dr. Karl Menninger

Advertisement

Genesis 39:7-39:23

posted by rphillips

After a time, his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused. He said to his master’s wife, “Look, with me here, my master gives no thought to anything in this house, and […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, November 30, 2007

posted by rphillips

Seeing matter itself as emptiness produces great wisdom so one does not dwell in birth and death; seeing emptiness as equivalent to matter produces great compassion so one does not dwell in nirvana. –Yun-feng From “The Pocket Zen Reader,” edited […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, November 30, 2007

posted by sandrews

Man knows mighty little, and may someday learn enough of his own ignorance to fall down and pray. –Henry Adams

Pray for James H.

posted by nsymmonds

“My husband is a wonderful man. We recently found out he has testicular cancer.” –from Beliefnet member i8moonie Add your prayers now

Something Better Day 6

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007). New journal entries will appear in your profile Monday-Saturday for 6 weeks. If you missed any so far, […]

Matthew 20: 17-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[17] And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, [18] Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, November 30, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 20: 17-28 17 While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

You shall not render an unfair decision: do not favor the poor nor show deference to the rich; judge your kinsmen fairly. –Leviticus 19:15 As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Joke of the Day for Thursday, November 29, 2007

posted by rphillips

It was almost time for school to dismiss and a mother noticed it looked like rain. So she drove toward school to pick up her eight-year-old daughter. She turned down the street to see her daughter running toward her down […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, November 29, 2007

posted by sandrews

Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back. –W.K. Hope

Genesis 39:1-39:6

posted by rphillips

When Joseph was taken down to Egypt, a certain Egyptian, Potiphar, a courtier of Pharaoh and his chief steward, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him there. The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Thursday, November 29, 2007

posted by rphillips

Do not underestimate your ability. –Geshe Chekawa, “In Advice From a Spiritual Friend” Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from “Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations,” edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, November 29, 2007

posted by sandrews

‘The Bible,’ we are told sometimes, ‘gives us such a beautiful picture of what we should be.’ Nonsense! It gives us no picture at all. It reveals to us a fact: it tells us what we really are… –F.D. Maurice. […]

Pray for Kelson K.

posted by nsymmonds

“Baby Kelson needs God’s healing power. He is at Loma Linda Hospital in critical condition.” –from Beliefnet member groveniadowns Add your prayers now

Matthew 20: 1-16

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. [2] And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, November 29, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 20: 1-16 1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them […]

Something Better Day 5

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007). New journal entries will appear in your profile Monday-Saturday for 6 weeks. If you missed any so far, […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

People were given two ears and one tongue so that they may listen more than speak. –Jewish folk saying

Joke of the Day for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

posted by rphillips

One day, Joe, Bob and Dave were hiking in a wilderness area when they came upon a large, raging, violent river. They needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how to do so. Joe prayed […]

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

posted by sandrews

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. –Robert Brault

Genesis 38:1-38:30

posted by rphillips

About that time Judah left his brothers and camped near a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her and cohabited with her. She conceived […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

posted by rphillips

I often see students who are narrow-minded, who gain a little bit in a limited context, with a limited perspective, and consider this enough, immediately insisting on stopping and resting. Eating their fill and sleeping, not taking care of anything […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

posted by sandrews

Defend the Bible? I would as soon defend a lion! Unchain it and it will defend itself. –C.H. Spurgeon

Something Better Day 4

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007). New journal entries will appear in your profile Monday-Saturday for 6 weeks. If you missed any so far, […]

Pray for Gary & Jen F.

posted by nsymmonds

“I am requesting prayer for my children who just lost their baby girl.” –from Beliefnet member lorened20000 Add your prayers now

Matthew 19: 23-30

posted by Jana Melpolder

[23] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. [24] And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 19: 23-30 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

A man must always be exceedingly careful to show honor to his wife. –Babylonian Talmud As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Joke of the Day for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

posted by rphillips

Q: What do you call a non-churchgoer? A: A Seventh-Day Absentist

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

posted by sandrews

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. –James M. Barrie

Genesis 37:23-37:36

posted by rphillips

When Joseph came up to his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the ornamented tunic that he was wearing, and took him and cast him into the pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. Then […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

posted by rphillips

Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It’s very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

posted by sandrews

It is not what WE do for God, but what HE does through us. –Judy Sexton

Something Better Day 3

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007). New journal entries will appear in your profile Monday-Saturday for 6 weeks. If you missed any so far, […]

Pray for Marian B

posted by nsymmonds

“To actively pray for spouses, survivors, and friends of Alzheimer’s.” –from Beliefnet member NOMINISTER Add your prayers now

Matthew 19: 13-22

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. [14] But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 19: 13-22 13 Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; 14 but Jesus said, “Let the little […]

Once We Forgive, Does the Anger Ever Recur?

posted by lmarcus

How often do married couples forgive, only to discover that the issue of contention arises anew when a different fight takes place? “This is just like the time you insulted my mother!” “I thought you forgave me for that!” “I […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. –Jewish proverb

Joke of the Day for Monday, November 26, 2007

posted by rphillips

After the church service a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money.” “Well, thank you,” the pastor replied, “but why?” “Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve […]

Daily Inspiration for Monday, November 26, 2007

posted by sandrews

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children. –Kahlil Gibran

Genesis 37:12-37:22

posted by rphillips

One time, when his brothers had gone to pasture their father’s flock at Shechem, Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers are pasturing at Shechem. Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “I am ready.” And he said to […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Monday, November 26, 2007

posted by rphillips

I observe the Buddha’s treasury of light producing all oceans of lights: Whether sage or ordinary mortal, animate or inanimate being, none are not endowed with this body of light and openly demonstrating the function of this light. Root and […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Monday, November 26, 2007

posted by sandrews

Do your utmost to guard your heart, for out of it comes life. –Walter Hilton

Something Better Day 2

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007). New journal entries will appear in your profile Monday-Saturday for 6 weeks. If you missed any so far, […]

Pray for Rebecca A

posted by nsymmonds

“A single mother rising three minor children alone.” –from Beliefnet member victorS Add your prayers now

Pray for Marian B

posted by nsymmonds

“To actively pray for spouses, survivors, and friends of Alzheimer’s.” –from Beliefnet member NOMINISTER Add your prayers now

Matthew 19: 1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; [2] And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. [3] The Pharisees […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, November 26, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 19: 1-12 1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he cured them there. 3 Some Pharisees came to him, […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

Love blinds us to faults, hatred to virtues. –Moshe ibn Ezra, “Shirat Yisrael” As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Joke of the Day for Sunday, November 25, 2007

posted by rphillips

A Mormon acquaintance once pushed Mark Twain into an argument on the issue of polygamy. After long and tedious expositions justifying the practice, the Mormon demanded that Twain cite any passage of scripture expressly forbidding polygamy. “Nothing easier,” Twain replied. […]

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, November 25, 2007

posted by sandrews

What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are. –Edgar Z. Friedenberg

Genesis 37:1-37:11

posted by rphillips

Now Jacob was settled in the land where his father had sojourned, the land of Canaan. This, then, is the line of Jacob: At seventeen years of age, Joseph tended the flocks with his brothers, as a helper to the […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Sunday, November 25, 2007

posted by rphillips

I declare that the overcoming of clinging to the impurities of the world is possible for a person who knows and sees but not for a person who does not know or see. In the person who knows and sees, […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Sunday, November 25, 2007

posted by sandrews

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. –Matthew 6:33 (Revised Standard Version)

Pray Willie N

posted by nsymmonds

“Our dear friend Willie Nieman is battling cancer.” –from Beliefnet member mizlizb Add your prayers now

Something Better Day 1

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007). The journal has 26 entries, which will appear in your profile Monday-Saturday. If you missed any so far, […]

Luke 19: 11-27

posted by Jana Melpolder

[11] And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. [12] He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, November 25, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 19: 11-27 11 As they were listening to this, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12 So he said, “A […]

Conclusion

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. One day your life’s journey will be over, and you will enter eternity. But what kind of […]

Joke of the Day for Saturday, November 24, 2007

posted by rphillips

Q: What was the secret of Delilah getting into Samson’s house? A: She picked his locks.

Daily Inspiration for Saturday, November 24, 2007

posted by sandrews

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. –James Dean

Genesis 36:20-36:43

posted by rphillips

These were the sons of Seir the Horite, who were settled in the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. Those are the clans of the Horites, the descendants of Seir, in the land of Edom. The sons […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Saturday, November 24, 2007

posted by rphillips

However innumerable beings are, I vow to save them. –One of the Four Vows of the Bodhisattva From Agape Love: A Tradition Found in Eight World Religions by Sir John Templeton, © 1999. Reprinted by arrangement with Templeton Foundation Press, […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Saturday, November 24, 2007

posted by sandrews

Desire only God and your heart will be satisfied. –Augustine of Hippo

Pray for Michelle

posted by nsymmonds

“This prayer circle is for anyone that respects life, especially an unborn child.” –from Beliefnet member ShannaKay21 Add your prayers now

Matthew 18: 21-35

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? [22] Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy […]

How Heaven Helps Us Live Every Moment for Christ

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Because heaven is real, we should live every moment for Christ. Life is short; none of us […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, November 24, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 18: 21-35 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

One who learns from his companion a single chapter, a single law, a single verse, a single expression, or even a single letter, should accord him respect. –Ethics of the Fathers, 6:3 As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph […]

Joke of the Day for Friday, November 23, 2007

posted by rphillips

Q. What did the cannibal say when he came upon a sleeping missionary. A. “Ah! Breakfast in bed.”

Daily Inspiration for Friday, November 23, 2007

posted by sandrews

There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so. –German Proverb

Genesis 35:8-36:19

posted by rphillips

Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and was buried under the oak below Bethel; so it was named Allon-bacuth. God appeared again to Jacob on his arrival from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. God said to him, “You whose name is Jacob, […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, November 23, 2007

posted by rphillips

Before you begin meditation take several slow, deep breaths. Hold your body erect, allowing your breathing to become normal again. Many thoughts will crowd into your mind, ignore them, letting them go. If they persist be aware of them with […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, November 23, 2007

posted by sandrews

In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you’re pretending or putting on. It’s got to be an overflow of your heart…Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God. –Matt Redman

Pray for Zack D.

posted by nsymmonds

“Zack was in a horrible 4-wheeler accident. He is in the hospital with several life-threatening injuries.” –from Beliefnet member wildfirebaby Add your prayers now

Matthew 18: 10-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[10] Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. [11] For the Son of man […]

How Heaven Gives Us Meaning and Purpose

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Because heaven is real, our lives have meaning and purpose right now. Before he turned to God, […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, November 23, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 18: 10-20 10 “Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. 12 What do you think? If a […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

A man is what he is, not what he used to be. –Yiddish proverb

Joke of the Day for Thursday, November 22, 2007

posted by rphillips

All the grandkids were visiting for Thanksgiving. Before dinner, Grandma made a lengthy speech about being thankful for her extra-special blessings, her four grandchildren. Two seconds after she stopped speaking, all hell broke loose and the kids were yelling and […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, November 22, 2007

posted by sandrews

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. –Channing Pollock

Genesis 34:1-35:7

posted by rphillips

Now Dinah, the daughter whom Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land. Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, chief of the country, saw her, and took her and lay with her by force. […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Thursday, November 22, 2007

posted by rphillips

As soon as you get some sense of contact, you want to be teachers of others. This is a big mistake. –Ta-sui From “The Pocket Zen Reader,” edited by Thomas Cleary, 1999. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, November 22, 2007

posted by sandrews

Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams, the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men! Through it, God will spread His Word. […]

Pray for Tammy T

posted by nsymmonds

“Pray that Tammy may be cured of this cancer that she is plagued with and return her to full health.” –from Beliefnet member SISTERMIMI Add your prayers now

Matthew 18: 1-9

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? [2] And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, [3] And said, […]

How Heaven Gives Us Hope

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Heaven is real—but what difference does it make right now? Is the old quip true, that Christians […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, November 22, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 18: 1-9 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a child, whom he put among them, 3 and said, “Truly I tell you, […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

What is in your heart about your fellow man is most likely in his heart about you. –Book of Deuteronomy As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Joke of the Day for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

posted by rphillips

Thanksgiving day was approaching and the family had received a Thanksgiving card with a painting of a pilgrim family on their way to church. Grandma showed the card to her small grandchildren, observing: “The Pilgrim children liked to go to […]

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

posted by sandrews

Are you humbly grateful? Or grumbly hateful? –Pastor Roland Smith

Genesis 33:6-33:20

posted by rphillips

Then the maids, with their children, came forward and bowed low; next Leah, with her children, came forward and bowed low; and last, Joseph and Rachel came forward and bowed low; And he asked, “What do you mean by all […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

posted by rphillips

Although wishing to be rid of misery, They run toward misery itself. Although wishing to have happiness, Like an enemy they ignorantly destroy it. –Santideva, “Bodhicaryavatara” From “365 Buddha: Daily Meditations,” edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

posted by sandrews

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car. –Laurence J. Peter

Matthew 17: 22-27

posted by Jana Melpolder

[22] And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: [23] And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 17: 22-27 22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, 23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be […]

Dealing with Failure

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Closely related to disappointment is another reality we all experience at some time: failure. Like disappointment, failure […]

Genesis 32:31-33:5

posted by rphillips

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 […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

posted by rphillips

Just as in the autumn a farmer, ploughing with a large plough cuts through all the spreading rootlets as he ploughs; in the same way, bhikkhus, the perceiving of impermanence, developed and frequently practiced, removes all sensual passion…removes and abolishes […]

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

posted by sandrews

When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

posted by sandrews

There is no work better than to please God; to pour water, to wash dishes, to be a cobbler, or an apostle; all is one. To wash dishes and to preach is all one, as touching the deed, to please […]

Pray for Gladys

posted by nsymmonds

“My mother is facing a very difficult decision; she is considering putting my grandmother into a nursing home.” –from Beliefnet member Michelle129 Add your prayers now

Matthew 17: 14-21

posted by Jana Melpolder

[14] And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, [15] Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth […]

Joke of the Day for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

posted by rphillips

A rabbi, a Hindu and a lawyer were driving late at night in the country when their car broke down. They set out to find help and came to a farmhouse. When they knocked at the door, the farmer explained […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 17: 14-21 14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him, 15 and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into […]

Dealing with Disappointment

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Life turns against us in many ways, but one experience is common to us all: disappointment. Repeated […]

What Does Real Forgiveness Feel Like?

posted by lmarcus

Imagine you’re trapped, confined, in a small space. It is frightening to step out of it, but when you leave, there is release. You left behind the security of the cage, but there is so much more room to breathe. […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. –Song of Songs

Joke of the Day for Monday, November 19, 2007

posted by rphillips

There is a story about a monastery perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several […]

Genesis 32:14-32:30

posted by rphillips

After spending the night there, he selected from what was at hand these presents for his brother Esau: 200 she-goats and 20 he-goats; 200 ewes and 20 rams; 30 milch camels with their colts; 40 cows and 10 bulls; 20 […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Monday, November 19, 2007

posted by rphillips

Ordinary life and Buddhahood have no distinction. Great knowledge is not different from ignorance. Why should one seek outwardly for a treasure, when the field of the body has its own bright jewel? –Pao-chih, “The Nonduality of Buddhahood and Ordinary […]

Daily Inspiration for Monday, November 19, 2007

posted by sandrews

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror. –Ken Keyes Jr.

Daily Christian Inspiration for Monday, November 19, 2007

posted by sandrews

The evidence of God’s existence and His gift is more than compelling, but those who insist that they have no need of Him or it, will always find ways to discount the offer. –Blaise Pascal

What Do Others See?

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. What do others see when they look at your life? What do those who know you best […]

Pray for the Zapata Family

posted by nsymmonds

“My brother and sister-in-law had a baby on 10-3-07. She lived for 15 days.” –from Beliefnet member Sally Zapata Add your prayers now

Matthew 17: 1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, [2] And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, November 19, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 17: 1-13 1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

Woe to him who is alone and falls with no companion to raise him. –Ecclesiastes 4:10 As cited in “Jewish Wisdom” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Genesis 32:4-32:13

posted by rphillips

Jacob sent messengers ahead to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom, and instructed them as follows, “Thus shall you say, ‘To my lord Esau, thus says your servant Jacob: I stayed with Laban and […]

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, November 18, 2007

posted by sandrews

To pray is to change. –Richard Foster

Daily Christian Inspiration for Sunday, November 18, 2007

posted by sandrews

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. –Isaiah 1:18

Pray for Erika W

posted by nsymmonds

“I need prayer for I feel I have come to the end.” –from Beliefnet member erikagurl2004 Add your prayers now

Luke 16: 1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. [2] And he called him, and said unto him, […]

Joke of the Day for Sunday, November 18, 2007

posted by rphillips

A Recently Spotted Bumper Sticker: God give me patience….And make it quick!

Gospel Reading for Sunday, November 18, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 16: 1-13 1 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Sunday, November 18, 2007

posted by rphillips

I see all the different religious traditions as paths for the development of inner peace, which is the true foundation of world peace. These ancient traditions come to us as a gift from our common past. Will we continue to […]

Changed By the Spirit: Trust and Obey

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. What does it take for us to become more like Christ? First, repentance. Second, submission. Finally, the […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

The whole world is a very narrow bridge. And the most important thing is to not be afraid. –Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Joke of the Day for Saturday, November 17, 2007

posted by rphillips

On the outskirts of town, there was a big old pecan tree by the cemetery fence. One day two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Saturday, November 17, 2007

posted by rphillips

Now you have seen the true doctrine, your guileless heart loves to exercise its charity, for wealth and money are inconstant treasures, ‘twere better quickly to bestow such things on others. –Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King From “365 Buddha: Daily Meditations,” edited by Jeff […]

Daily Inspiration for Saturday, November 17, 2007

posted by sandrews

The aim of Life is to Live, and to Live means to be Aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely, Aware. –Henry James

Daily Christian Inspiration for Saturday, November 17, 2007

posted by sandrews

The root choice is to trust at all times that God is with you and will give you what you most need. –Henri Nouwen

Pray for Steve E.

posted by nsymmonds

“A severe injury has caused him to turn away from God.” –from Beliefnet member clareg Add your prayers now

Matthew 16: 21-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, November 17, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 16: 21-28 21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on […]

Genesis 31:43-32:3

posted by rphillips

Then Laban spoke up and said to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks; all that you see is mine. Yet what can I do now about my daughters or […]

Changed By the Spirit: Submit

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. What does it take for us to become more like Christ? First, repentance. Second, becoming more like […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world. –The Talmud, Mishna, Sanhedrin 37a

Joke of the Day for Friday, November 16, 2007

posted by rphillips

About a century or two ago, the Pope challenged the Jewish community of Rome to a debate. The Jews looked around for a champion who could defend their faith, but no one wanted to volunteer. It was too risky. So […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, November 16, 2007

posted by rphillips

Free from anger, duties observed, principled, with no overbearing pride, trained, a ‘last-body': he’s what I call a brahmin. Like water on a lotus leaf, a mustard seed on the tip of an awl, he doesn’t adhere to sensual pleasures: […]

Daily Inspiration for Friday, November 16, 2007

posted by sandrews

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. –Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, November 16, 2007

posted by sandrews

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth… –C.S. Lewis

Pray for Greg O

posted by nsymmonds

“Please have my cousin in your thoughts, prayers, and give him hope.” –from Beliefnet member owensbigheart Add your prayers now

Matthew 16: 13-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? [14] And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, November 16, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 16: 13-20 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, […]

Genesis 31:17-31:42

posted by rphillips

Thereupon Jacob put his children and wives on camels; and he drove off all his livestock and all the wealth that he had amassed, the livestock in his possession that he had acquired in Paddan-aram, to go to his father […]

Changed By the Spirit: Repent

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. What does it take for us to become more like Christ? As we have seen, we can’t […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

The spiritual perfection of man consists in his becoming an intelligent being–one who knows all that he is capable of learning. –Maimonides

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, November 15, 2007

posted by sandrews

Give, and it will be given to you. –Jesus

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, November 15, 2007

posted by sandrews

Rejoicing is clearly a spiritual command. To ignore it is disobedience. –Charles Swindoll

Matthew 16: 1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. [2] He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for […]

Joke of the Day for Thursday, November 15, 2007

posted by rphillips

Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn’t have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn’t have to hear about the way his mother cooked.

Gospel Reading for Thursday, November 15, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 16: 1-12 1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the […]

Genesis 30:28-31:16

posted by rphillips

And he continued, “Name the wages due from me, and I will pay you.” But he said, “You know well how I have served you and how your livestock has fared with me. For the little you had before I […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Thursday, November 16, 2007

posted by rphillips

Clearly, buddha-dharma is not practiced for one’s own sake, and even less for the sake of fame and profit. Just for the sake of buddha-dharma you should practice it. All buddhas’ compassion and sympathy for sentient beings are neither for […]

The Spirit Within: How To Be Changed By the Holy Spirit

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. What makes Christians different from everyone else is that God Himself lives within them by His Holy […]

Pray for Mark E

posted by nsymmonds

“My Uncle Mark Eichmiller was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.” –from Beliefnet member rainbowjjw Add your prayers now

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

Give of yourself…you can always give something, even if it is only kindness. –Anne Frank

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

posted by sandrews

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. –Edmund Burke

Daily Christian Inspiration for November 14, 2007

posted by sandrews

Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death. –John 8:51

The Gift of Each Other

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. God has given us to one another. One of the main tools God uses to shape us […]

Pray for Kevin R

posted by nsymmonds

“My high school sweetheart has cancer.” –from Beliefnet member ljmason200030 Add your prayers now

Matthew 15: 29-39

posted by Jana Melpolder

[29] And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. [30] And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, […]

Joke of the Day for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

posted by rphillips

A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” Annie replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 15: 29-39 29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, […]

Genesis 30:14-30:27

posted by rphillips

Once, at the time of the wheat harvest, Reuben came upon some mandrakes in the field and brought them to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.” But she said to her, […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

posted by rphillips

Before enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water. After enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water. –Zen saying

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer without your having to force it. –Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

posted by sandrews

Act like you expect to get into the end zone. –Joe Paterno

Daily Christian Inspiration for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

posted by sandrews

There are two freedoms: the false where a man is free to do what he likes; and the true where a man is free to do what he ought. –Charles Kingsley

Pray for Josephine M

posted by nsymmonds

“My mom recently lost her brother who passed away due to MS in August.” –from Beliefnet member DeniseHug Add your prayers now

Matthew 15: 21-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. [22] And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son […]

Keeping in Contact

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Our relationship with God involves communication, and that, quite simply, is what prayer is: talking with God. […]

Joke of the Day for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

posted by rphillips

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 15: 21-28 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; […]

Genesis 29:18-30:13

posted by rphillips

Jacob loved Rachel; so he answered, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” Laban said, “Better that I give her to you than that I should give her to an outsider. Stay with me.” So Jacob […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

posted by rphillips

As long as there is a lack of the inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, no matter what external facilities or conditions you have, they will never give you the feeling of joy and happiness that you are seeking. […]

What Characteristics Contribute to Sin?

posted by lmarcus

Here is a joke for you: Two women finally decided to stop a quarrel that had gone on for years. One said to the other “Ok, from now on, I wish for you everything you wish for me.” The other […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat. –Proverbs 25:21

Daily Inspiration for Monday, November 12, 2007

posted by sandrews

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. –Frank Outlaw

Daily Christian Inspiration for Sunday, November 12, 2007

posted by sandrews

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Pray for Carlene D

posted by nsymmonds

“My grandmother is suffering from severe Osteoporosis and has fractures through her back.” –from Beliefnet member MichWacho1 Add your prayers now

Our Unfailing Guide

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. Faith grows when it is planted in the fertile soil of God’s Word. The Bible is essential […]

Matthew 15: 1-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, [2] Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. [3] But he answered and said […]

Joke of the Day for Monday, November 12, 2007

posted by rphillips

A Yogi Goes to the Dentist Did you hear about the Hindu yogi who was having a filling put in a tooth? When the dentist asked him if he wanted novocaine, the yogi said, “No. I can transcend dental medication.”

Gospel Reading for Monday, November 12, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 15: 1-20 1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.” 3 He answered them, […]

Genesis 29:1-29:17

posted by rphillips

Jacob resumed his journey and came to the land of the Easterners. There before his eyes was a well in the open. Three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for the flocks were watered from that well. The […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Monday, November 12, 2007

posted by rphillips

Don’t cling to anything and don’t reject anything. Let come what comes, and accomodate yourself to that, whatever it is. If good mental images arise, that is fine. If bad mental images arise, that is fine, too. Look on all […]

Daily Jewish Wisdom

posted by lmarcus

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.

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, November 11, 2007

posted by sandrews

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daily Christian Wisdom for November 11, 2007

posted by sandrews

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. –Matthew 23:12 (Revised Standard Version)

The Unending Battle

posted by Jana Melpolder

Adapted from ‘The Journey: How to Live By Faith in an Uncertain World’ by Billy Graham (W Publishing Group, 2006). Used by Permission. The Christian life isn’t a playground but a battlefield. Occasionally I meet people who sincerely believe that […]

Pray for Mike C

posted by nsymmonds

“Prayer for safety of all our military troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.” –from Beliefnet member sanjoaquinvalleybunny01 Add your prayers now

Luke 14: 12-24

posted by Jana Melpolder

[12] Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a […]

Joke of the Day for Sunday, November 11, 2007

posted by rphillips

Sarah’s grandson is playing in the water, while she is standing on the beach not wanting to get her feet wet, when all of a sudden a huge wave appears from nowhere and crashes directly over the spot where the […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, November 11, 2007

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 14: 12-24 12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may […]

Previous Posts

Pray for Karen
"I still struggle daily with the sudden loss of my husband 4 years ago, then I lost my job and feel as if my strength is gone." Posted by alsgal996

posted 12:00:00am Mar. 24, 2011 | read full post »

Pray for Amy
"She can save the world before bedtime but no longer has a bed. Homeless in Nebraska in the winter." Posted by Bare

posted 12:00:00am Mar. 23, 2011 | read full post »

A Memorial for Gabriel
"It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home." Posted by Mom2AngelGabriel

posted 12:00:00am Mar. 22, 2011 | read full post »

Pray for L.C.
"I lost my faith in God, my best friend, the man I loved more than life itself, my health, my job, and my home. I don't know where to turn." Posted by Dreambeam

posted 12:00:00am Mar. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Pray for Maria and Rosa
"Lord Jesus, I hope that you keep all this turmoil at bay, and don't let it blow up into a bad situation. My sister has 3 kids (6mo-5yrs) and struggles on a daily basis." Posted by believer2012

posted 12:00:00am Mar. 20, 2011 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.