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Joke of the Day for Friday, February 29, 2008

posted by rphillips

Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible? A. David. He rocked Goliath into a very deep sleep.

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Daily Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 29, 2008

posted by sandrews

Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do. –Gerry Sikorski

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Exodus 37:17-37:29

posted by rphillips

He made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand–its base and its shaft–of hammered work; its cups, calyxes, and petals were of one piece with it. Six branches issued from its sides: three branches from one side of […]

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Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, February 29, 2008

posted by rphillips

Buddha’s teachings are so simple and straightforward. If you find them complicated, it is only because you have made them so. You may think, “I have a Ph.D. and have amassed all this knowledge, yet I still can’t figure out […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 29, 2008

posted by sandrews

What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use — men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_29_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Hosea 14:2-10 Responsorial Psalm: 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17 Gospel Reading: Mark 12:28-34 To read the text for today’s […]

Pray for Ann S.

posted by nsymmonds

Pray for Ann S. “My older sister Ann was diagnosed with brain cancer this weekend.” –from mlfisher Add your prayers now

Mark 6:47-56

posted by Jana Melpolder

[47] And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. [48] And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth […]

Love Note for February 29

posted by Jana Melpolder

“A loving heart has a cataract and cannot see.” –Louise Colet

Inspiring Words for February 29

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Truth is powerful and it prevails.” –Sojourner Truth

Gospel Reading for Friday, February 29, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:47-56 47 When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early […]

Joke of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2008

posted by rphillips

A man arrives at the gates of heaven. St. Peter asks, “Religion?” The man says, “Methodist.” St. Peter looks down his list, and says, “Go to room 24, but be very quiet as you pass room 8.” Another man arrives […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, Febuary 28, 2008

posted by sandrews

Patience is also a form of action. –Auguste Rodin

Exodus 36:20-37:16

posted by rphillips

They made the planks for the Tabernacle of acacia wood, upright. The length of each plank was ten cubits, the width of each plank a cubit and a half. Each plank had two tenons, parallel to each other; they did […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Thursday, February 28, 2008

posted by rphillips

As all things are buddha-dharma, there is delusion and realization, practice, and birth and death, and there are buddhas and sentient beings. As the myriad things are without an abiding self, there is no delusion, no realization, no buddha, no […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, Febuary 28, 2008

posted by sandrews

If sinners be dammed, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for. –C.H. Spurgeon

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_28_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Jeremiah 7:23-28 Responsorial Psalm: 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Gospel Reading: Luke 11:14-23 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Mark 6:30-46

posted by Jana Melpolder

[30] And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. [31] And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, February 28, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:30-46 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming […]

Joke of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

posted by rphillips

A priest came to a dying author to read him his last rites. “Do you reject the devil?” asked the priest. “This is no time to be making enemies,” replied the author.

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, Febuary 27, 2008

posted by sandrews

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. –Mark Twain

Exodus 36:8-36:19

posted by rphillips

Then all the skilled among those engaged in the work made the tabernacle of ten strips of cloth, which they made of fine twisted linen, blue, purple, and crimson yarns; into these they worked a design of cherubim. The length […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

posted by rphillips

As a blind man feels when he finds a pearl in a dustbin, so am I amazed by the miracles of awakening rising in my consciousness. It is the nectar of immortality that delivers us from death, the treasure that […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Wednesday, Febuary 27 2008

posted by sandrews

As the centuries pass the evidence is accumulating that, measured by His effect on history, Jesus is the most influential life ever lived on this planet. –Kevin Scott Latourette

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_27_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 Responsorial Psalm: 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:17-19 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Mark 6:13-29

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. [14] And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:13-29 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised […]

Joke of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

posted by rphillips

A pastor who was badly overworked went to the local medical center and was able to have a clone made. The clone was like the pastor in every respect–except that the clone used extraordinarily foul language. The cloned pastor was […]

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, Febuary 26, 2008

posted by sandrews

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. –Elbert Hubbard

Exodus 35:30-36:7

posted by rphillips

And Moses said to the Israelites: See, the Lord has singled out by name Bezalel, son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. He has endowed him with a divine spirit of skill, ability, and knowledge in […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

posted by rphillips

Even though the training in ethics takes many forms, the ethics of abandoning the ten non-virtues is their basis. Of the ten non-virtues, three pertain to bodily actions, four to verbal actions, and three to mental actions. The three mental […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Tuesday, Febuary 26, 2008

posted by sandrews

Christ alone has succeeded in so raising the mind of man towards the unseen that its become insensible to the barriers of time and space. –Napoleon

Mark 6:1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. [2] And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:1-13 1 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Daniel 3:25, 34-43 Responsorial Psalm: 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-35 To read the text for today’s reading, please click here. All audio of the Lectionary readings are used with permission […]

Pray for Sara E.

posted by nsymmonds

14-month-old with cancer in both eyes. –from Nitedreaming418 Add your prayers now

What Can Forgiveness Create?

posted by lmarcus

In 1922, Walter Rathenau, Germany’s foreign minister, was murdered by three men. Two of them later committed suicide. One, Ernst Techow, survived and was imprisoned. Rathenau’s mother Mathilde, wrote to Techow’s mother: In grief unspeakable, I give you my hand. […]

Joke of the Day for Monday, February 25, 2008

posted by rphillips

A Buddhist and a Hindu went skydiving together. As they prepared to jump, the Buddhist said, “If anything should go wrong–” “Nothing will go wrong,” said the Hindu. “But if it does, God will save me.” “Not a chance,” the […]

Daily Inspiration for Monday, Febuary 25, 2008

posted by sandrews

Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses

Exodus 35:21-35:29

posted by rphillips

And everyone who excelled in ability and everyone whose spirit moved him came, bringing to the Lord his offering for the work of the Tent of Meeting and for all its service and for the sacral vestments. Men and women, […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Monday, February 25, 2008

posted by rphillips

If you can forget both clamor and silence, you will surely understand the simultaneous realization of the absolute and the relative. -Lin-ch’uan From “The Pocket Zen Reader,” edited by Thomas Cleary, 1999. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

Daily Christian Inspiration for Monday, Febuary 25, 2008

posted by sandrews

The true, living faith, which the Holy Spirit instills into the heart, simply cannot be idle. –Martin Luther

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_25_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: 2 Kings 5:1-15ab Responsorial Psalm: 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4 Gospel Reading: Luke 4:24-30 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Rose M.

posted by nsymmonds

Pray for all those struggling with infertility. –from hopeinGod7 Add your prayers now

Mark 5:21-43

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. [22] And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, February 25, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, […]

Joke of the Day for Sunday, February 24, 2008

posted by rphillips

A young lady came home from a date looking rather sad. She told her mother, “Arthur proposed to me an hour ago.” “Then why are you so sad?” her mother asked. “Because he also told me he was an atheist. […]

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, Febuary 24, 2008

posted by sandrews

In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles. –David Ben Gurion

Exodus 35:1-35:20

posted by rphillips

Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do: On six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a sabbath […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Sunday, February 24, 2008

posted by rphillips

Blinded this world— how few see clearly! Just as birds who’ve escaped from a net are few, few are the people who make it to heaven. -Dhammapada 13, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Chrisitan Inspiration for Sunday, Febuary 24, 2008

posted by sandrews

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_24_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Exodus 17:3-7 Responsorial Psalm: 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Reading II: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 Gospel Reading: John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, […]

Pray for Trey B.

posted by nsymmonds

Struggling with sleep apnea and is unable to treat it. –from lemonysnickits Add your prayers now

John 5:25-29

posted by Jana Melpolder

[25] Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. [26] For as the Father hath life in […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, February 24, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 5:25-29 25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father […]

Joke of the Day for Saturday, February 23, 2008

posted by rphillips

Nine year old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned at Sunday school. “Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. […]

Daily Inspiration for Saturday, Febuary 23, 2008

posted by sandrews

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. –Hugh Downs

Exodus 34:27-34:35

posted by rphillips

And the Lord said to Moses: Write down these commandments, for in accordance with these commandments I make a covenant with you and with Israel. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he ate no […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Saturday, February 23, 2008

posted by rphillips

From the time there appears in this world one who has seen the truth, a fully awakened one, blessed by the truth, abounding in happiness, a teacher of wisdom and goodness, a buddha. He, by himself, thoroughly knows and sees […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Saturday, Febuary 23, 2008

posted by sandrews

In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us to see the differences between things; and it is Christ who gives us light. –Mrs. C.T. Whitemell

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_23_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 Responsorial Psalm: 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 To read the text for today’s […]

Pray for Enrique and Mary S.

posted by nsymmonds

‘My son Enrique is currently serving in Iraq and his wife is now expecting their first child.’ –from Ali1 Add your prayers now

Mark 5:1-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. [2] And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, February 23, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 5:1-20 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met […]

Joke of the Day for Friday, February 22, 2008

posted by rphillips

A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who’s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. Saint Peter addresses this guy, “Who are you, so that I […]

Daily Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 22, 2008

posted by sandrews

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. –Goethe

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, February 22, 2008

posted by rphillips

Let there be nothing behind you; leave the future to one side. Do not clutch at what is left in the middle; then you will become a wanderer and calm. –Sutta Nipata From “365 Buddha: Daily Meditations.” edited by Jeff […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 22 2008

posted by sandrews

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. –George Washington

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_22_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: 1 Peter 5:1-4 Responsorial Psalm: 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:13-19 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Christine M.

posted by nsymmonds

In need of a job so that she can be self-sufficient. –from nager55 Add your prayers now

Mark 4:35-41

posted by Jana Melpolder

[35] And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. [36] And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, February 22, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 4:35-41 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. […]

Joke of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2008

posted by rphillips

“I’m just a poor preacher.” “I know. I’ve heard your sermons.”

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, Febuary 21, 2008

posted by sandrews

Don’t postpone joy. –Bumper Sticker

Exodus 34:1-34:9

posted by rphillips

The Lord said to Moses: “Carve two tablets of stone like the first, and I will inscribe upon the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you shattered. Be ready by morning, and in the morning come […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Thursday, February 21, 2008

posted by rphillips

If the element of the truth seeker did not exist in everyone, There would be no turning away from craving, Nor could there be a longing for nirvana, Nor a seeking for it, nor a resolve to find it. –Visuddhi […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, Febuary 21 2008

posted by sandrews

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things…Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first. –Andrew Murray

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_21_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Jeremiah 17:5-10 Responsorial Psalm: 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 Gospel Reading: Luke 16:19-31 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Courtney I.

posted by nsymmonds

13-year-old that just went through brain tumor surgery –from Debsnkids Add your prayers now

Mark 4:21-34

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? [22] For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, February 21, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 4:21-34 21 He said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? 22 For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is […]

Joke of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

posted by rphillips

On the sixth day, God created the platypus. And God said: Let’s see the evolutionists try and figure this one out.

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, Febuary 20, 2008

posted by sandrews

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. –Marian Wright Edelman

Exodus 33:17-33:23

posted by rphillips

And the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have asked; for you have truly gained My favor and I have singled you out by name.” He said, “Oh, let me behold Your Presence!” And […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

posted by rphillips

Hence, the purpose of the Holy Life does not consist in acquiring alms, honor, or fame, nor in gaining morality, concentration, or the eye of knowledge. That unshakable deliverance of the heart: that, indeed, is the object of Holy Life, […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Wednesday, Febuary 20 2008

posted by sandrews

The fear of God kills all other fears. –Hugh Black

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Jeremiah 18:18-20 Responsorial Psalm: 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:17-28 To read the text for today’s reading, please click here. All audio of the Lectionary readings are used with permission by the United […]

Pray for Melanie P.

posted by nsymmonds

She is recovering from a very traumatic year. –from Pers Add your prayers now

Mark 4:1-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 4:1-20 1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the sea and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the sea on […]

Joke of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2008

posted by rphillips

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said to them was, “Don’t.” “Don’t what?” Adam asked. “Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,” God said. “Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve! We […]

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, Febuary 19, 2008

posted by sandrews

Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others. –Anonymous

Exodus 32:25-33:16

posted by rphillips

Moses saw that the people were out of control–since Aaron had let them get out of control–so that they were a menace to any who might oppose them. Moses stood up in the gate of the camp and said, “Whoever […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Tuesday, February 19, 2008

posted by rphillips

Anger is the real destroyer of our good human qualities; an enemy with a weapon cannot destroy these qualities, but anger can. Anger is our real enemy. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama From “The Pocket Dalai Lama,” edited by Mary […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Tuesday, Febuary 19, 2008

posted by sandrews

To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God […]

Pray for Debbie S.

posted by nsymmonds

Please pray for her upcoming marriage in May of this year. –from sardrc Add your prayers now

Mark 3:19-35

posted by Jana Melpolder

[19] And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house. [20] And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. [21] And when his friends heard of it, they […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, February 19, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 3:19b-35 19 Then he went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_19_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 Responsorial Psalm: 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 Gospel Reading: Matthew 23:1-12 To read the text for today’s […]

Should We Forgive Societal Sins?

posted by lmarcus

There are large scale sins: Terrorists, tyrants, those who sow hatred and disorder. I recall the words of the Polish dissident Adam Michnik, when asked if former communists all had to be prosecuted, an act that would most certainly tear […]

Joke of the Day for Monday, February 18, 2008

posted by rphillips

A heavy snowstorm closed the schools in one town. When the children returned to school a few days later, one grade school teacher asked her students whether they had used the time away from school constructively. “I sure did, teacher,” […]

Daily Inspiration for Monday, Febuary 18, 2008

posted by sandrews

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exodus 31:12-32:24

posted by rphillips

And the Lord said to Moses: Speak to the Israelite people and say: Nevertheless, you must keep My sabbaths, for this is a sign between Me and you throughout the ages, that you may know that I the Lord have […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Monday, February 18, 2008

posted by rphillips

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: […]

Christian Wisdom for Febuary 18 2008

posted by sandrews

He who shall introduce into pubic affairs the principles of a primitive Christianity, will change the face of the world. –Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_18_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Daniel 9:4b-10 Responsorial Psalm: 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 Gospel Reading: Luke 6:36-38 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Sgt. David R.

posted by nsymmonds

“Please pray for our men and women serving our country.” –from sardrc Add your prayers now

Mark 3:7-19

posted by Jana Melpolder

[7] But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, [8] And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, February 18, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 3:7-19a 7 Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; 8 hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, […]

Joke of the Day for Sunday, February 17, 2008

posted by rphillips

When Jerry Garcia died, he woke up and found himself on a stage on which a number of instruments were set up. A door offstage opened and in walked Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, John Lennon, Otis Redding and […]

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, Febuary 17, 2008

posted by sandrews

Every fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it doesn’t stop a wise man from trying. –Harry Anderson

Exodus 30:11-31:11

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: When you take a census of the Israelite people according to their enrollment, each shall pay the Lord a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Sunday, February 17, 2008

posted by rphillips

Every single thing arises from the evil mind, sang the Sage. So there is nothing dangerous in the three worlds other than the mind. -Santideva, “Bodhicaryavatara” From “365 Buddha: Daily Meditations,” edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, […]

Christian Wisdom for Febuary 17 2008

posted by sandrews

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. –Mark 14:38 (Revised Standard Version)

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_17_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading 1: Genesis 12:1-4a Responsorial Psalm: 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 Reading II: 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 Gospel Reading: Matthew 17:1-9 To read the […]

Pray for Dorothy G.

posted by nsymmonds

‘My mother is being abused in a nursing home.” –from donnaV Add your prayers now

John 5:19-24

posted by Jana Melpolder

[19] Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, February 17, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 5:19-24 19 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. 20 The Father […]

Joke of the Day for Saturday, February 16, 2008

posted by rphillips

Why are there are no Unitarians in Heaven? Because they heard there was a choice between going to Heaven or a discussion group about the existence of Heaven.

Daily Inspiration for Saturday, Febuary 16, 2008

posted by sandrews

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. –Harlan Miller

Exodus 30:1-30:10

posted by rphillips

You shall make an altar for burning incense; make it of acacia wood. It shall be a cubit long and a cubit wide–it shall be square–and two cubits high, its horns of one piece with it. Overlay it with pure […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Saturday, February 16, 2008

posted by rphillips

A gift of Dhamma conquers all gifts; the taste of Dhamma, all tastes; a delight in Dhamma, all delights; the ending of craving, all suffering and stress. -Dhammapada, 24, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Christian Wisdom for Febuary 16 2008

posted by sandrews

Everyone wants to change, but change demands desire and discipline before it becomes delightful. There is always the agony of choice before the promise of change. –Larry Lea

Today’s Lectonary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_16_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Deuteronomy 26:16-19 Responsorial Psalm: 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Nitin S.

posted by nsymmonds

A prayer circle dedicated to parents grieving the death of a child. –from nitin24 Add your prayers now

Mark 2:23-3:6

posted by Jana Melpolder

[23] And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. [24] And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, February 16, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 2:23-3:6 23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful […]

Joke of the Day for Friday, February 15, 2008

posted by rphillips

Why did the Buddhist order a Happy Meal at McDonald’s? Because all life is suffering.

Daily Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 15, 2008

posted by sandrews

“Why not” is a slogan for an interesting life. –Mason Cooley

Exodus 29:38-29:46

posted by rphillips

Now this is what you shall offer upon the altar: two yearling lambs each day, regularly. You shall offer the one lamb in the morning, and you shall offer the other lamb at twilight. There shall be a tenth of […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, February 15, 2008

posted by rphillips

Don’t cling to your own understanding. Even if you do understand something, you should ask yourself if there might be something you have not fully resolved, or if there may be some higher meaning yet. –Dogen From “The Pocket Zen […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 15, 2008

posted by sandrews

Learn to humble yourself, you are but earth and clay. –Thomas a Kempis

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_15_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Ezekiel 18:21-28 Responsorial Psalm: 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:20-26 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Pray for Jack and Sam. W

posted by nsymmonds

“Praying that my sons will grow up witnessing a loving marriage between their mother and I.” –from Voyageur Add your prayers now

Mark 2:13-22

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. [14] And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, February 15, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 2:13-22 13 Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14 As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said […]

Joke of the Day for Thursday, February 14, 2008

posted by rphillips

A man bought a donkey from a preacher. The preacher told the man that this donkey had been trained in a very unique way (being the donkey of a preacher). The only way to make the donkey go, is to […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, Febuary 14, 2008

posted by sandrews

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills

Exodus 29:19-29:37

posted by rphillips

Then take the other ram, and let Aaron and his sons lay their hands upon the ram’s head. Slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the ridge of Aaron’s right ear and on the […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Thursday, February 14, 2008

posted by rphillips

Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all these waking hours, let him establish mindfulness of good will, which men call the highest state! –Buddha From “Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day”, by William Wray, 2004. Reprinted […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, February 14, 2008

posted by sandrews

Only he who can say, ‘The Lord is the strength of my life’ can say, ‘Of whom shall I be afraid?’ –Alexander MacLaren

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_14_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading 1: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Responsorial Psalm: 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:7-12 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Mark 2:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. [2] And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, February 14, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 2:1-12 1 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and […]

Joke of the Day for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

posted by rphillips

An angel went to see St. Peter. “All I do,” the angel said, “is play the harp endlessly, and I’m getting bored.” St. Peter asked, “What would you rather do?” The angel answered, “I like to dance.” “We don’t allow […]

Joke of the Day for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

posted by rphillips

“Mr. Goldblatt,” announced little Joey, “there’s something I can’t figure out.” “What’s that, Joey?” asked Goldblatt. “Well, according to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?” “Right.” “And the Children of Israel beat up the Phillistines, […]

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, Febuary 13, 2008

posted by sandrews

Never “for the sake of peace and quiet” deny your own experience or convictions. –Dag Hammarskjold

Exodus 29:1-29:18

posted by rphillips

This is what you shall do to them in consecrating them to serve Me as priests: Take a young bull of the herd and two rams without blemish; also unleavened bread, unleavened cakes with oil mixed in, and unleavened wafers […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

posted by rphillips

Delight in heedfulness. Watch over your own mind. Lift yourself up from the hard-going way, like a tusker sunk in the mud. -Dhammapada, 327, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Christian Inspiration for Wednesday, Febuary 13, 2008

posted by sandrews

Events make known the will of God. –Unknown

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_13_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Jonah 3:1-10 Responsorial Psalm: 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 Gospel Reading: Luke 11:29-32 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Pat P.

posted by nsymmonds

“So lonely it hurts and need a job desperately with lots of hours.” –from nursingcops7 Add your prayers now

Mark 1:29-45

posted by Jana Melpolder

[29] And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. [30] But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 1:29-45 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. […]

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, Febuary 12, 2008

posted by sandrews

I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered. –Jean Ingelow

Exodus 28:31-28:43

posted by rphillips

You shall make the robe of the ephod of pure blue. The opening for the head shall be in the middle of it; the opening shall have a binding of woven work round about–it shall be like the opening of […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

posted by rphillips

It is extremely important to investigate the causes or origins of suffering. One must begin that process by appreciating the impermanent, transient nature of our existence. All things, events and phenomena are dynamic, changing every moment, nothing remains static. Meditating […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Tuesday, Febuary 12, 2008

posted by sandrews

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. –Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_12_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading 1: Isaiah 55:10-11 Responsorial Psalm: 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:7-15 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Pray for T Sapone

posted by nsymmonds

“Please pray for me, I have been plagued with anxiety attacks.” –from 70sgirlus Add your prayers now

Mark 1:14-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[14] Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, [15] And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 1:14-28 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” […]

Must We Include Ourselves in the Community of Sinners?

posted by lmarcus

In the Jewish prayer service, our confessional is plural. Partly we are admitting that all sin is a function of community, environment, as well as individual choice. In other words, when another sins we are rarely guiltless. We are part […]

Joke of the Day for Monday, February 11, 2008

posted by rphillips

Children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, “Take only one, God is watching.” At the other end […]

Daily Inspiration for Monday, Febuary 11, 2008

posted by sandrews

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. –Sydney J. Harris

Exodus 28:13-28:30

posted by rphillips

Then make frames of gold and two chains of pure gold; braid these like corded work, and fasten the corded chains to the frames. You shall make a breastpiece of decision, worked into a design; make it in the style […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Monday, February 11, 2008

posted by rphillips

Crookedness and truth (straightness) are in their nature opposite and cannot dwell together more than frost and fire; for one who has become religious, and practices the way of straight behavior, a false and crooked way of speech is not […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Monday, Febuary 11, 2008

posted by sandrews

When I vacillated about my decision to serve the Lord my God, it was I who willed, and I who willed not, and nobody else. I was fighting against myself. All you asked is that I cease to want what […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_11_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18 Responsorial Psalm: 19:8, 9, 10, 15 Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:31-46 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Janae M.

posted by nsymmonds

14-year-old girl diagnosed with scleroderma –from love_me_always Add your prayers now

Mark 1: 1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; [2] As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. [3] The voice of […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, February 11, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 1:1-13 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 […]

Joke of the Day for Sunday, February 10, 2008

posted by rphillips

Q: Why didn’t Cain please God? A: Because he just wasn’t Able.

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, Febuary 10, 2008

posted by sandrews

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. –Danny Kaye

Exodus 27:20-28:12

posted by rphillips

You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. Aaron and his sons shall set them up in the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain which is over [the […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Sunday, February 10, 2008

posted by rphillips

Nothing is born, nothing is destroyed. Away with your dualism, your likes and dislikes. Every single thing is just the One Mind. When you have perceived this, you will have mounted the Chariot of the Buddhas. -Huang Po, “Zen Teaching […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Sunday, Febuary 10, 2008

posted by sandrews

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. –Matthew 7:1-2

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_10_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 Reading II: Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:1-11 […]

Pray for Gary L.

posted by nsymmonds

Please pray for my brother who has terminal brain cancer. –from AlbertaGirl Add your prayers now

John 12: 44-50

posted by Jana Melpolder

[44] Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. [45] And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. [46] I am come a light into the world, […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, February 10, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 12:44-50 44 Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come as light into the world, […]

Joke of the Day for Saturday, February 9, 2008

posted by rphillips

Q: Why was Adam a famous runner? A: Because he was first in the human race.

Daily Inspiration for Saturday, Febuary 9, 2008

posted by sandrews

Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. –Dinah Shore

Exodus 27:9-27:19

posted by rphillips

You shall make the enclosure of the Tabernacle: On the south side, a hundred cubits of hangings of fine twisted linen for the length of the enclosure on that side–with its twenty posts and their twenty sockets of copper, the […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Saturday, February 9, 2008

posted by rphillips

Before, this mind went wandering however it pleased, wherever it wanted, by whatever way that it liked. Today I will hold it aptly in check– as one wielding a goad, an elephant in rut. -Dhammapada, 23, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Daily Christian Inspiration for Saturday, Febuary 9, 2008

posted by sandrews

It is more serious to lose hope than to sin. –John of Karpathos

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_09_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Isaiah 58:9b-14 Responsorial Psalm: 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Gospel Reading: Luke 5:27-32 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Those Affected by the Louisiana School Shooting

posted by nsymmonds

For the family and friends of the victims and the shooter. –from BeliefnetComforter Add your prayers now

John 17: 20-26

posted by Jana Melpolder

[20] Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; [21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, February 9, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 17:20-26 20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I […]

Joke of the Day for Friday, February 8, 2008

posted by rphillips

A young couple were driving down the road one day, happily, deliriously in love and due to be married the next day. Suddenly, a large truck swerved from the oncoming lanes into their car! BOOM! And they both died. At […]

Daily Inspiration for Febuary 8, 2008

posted by sandrews

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. –Henry Chester

Exodus 27:1-27:8

posted by rphillips

You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide–the altar is to be square–and three cubits high. Make its horns on the four corners, the horns to be of one piece with it; and […]

Daily Buddhist Wisdom for Friday, February 8, 2008

posted by rphillips

In the beginning mindfulness takes away worries and fears about past and future and keeps us anchored in the present. In the end it points to the right view of the self. –Ayya Khema, “Be an Island” Copyright Wisdom Publications […]

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, Febuary 8, 2008

posted by sandrews

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. –St. Francis of Assisi

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/lentlectionary/2_08_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading from theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Isaiah 58:1-9a Responsorial Psalm: 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:14-15 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

John 17: 9-19

posted by Jana Melpolder

[9] I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. [10] And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. [11] […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, February 8, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 17:9-19 9 I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; […]

Joke of the Day for Thursday, February 7, 2008

posted by rphillips

As the storm raged, the captain realized his ship was sinking fast. He called out, “Anyone here know how to pray?” One man stepped forward. “Aye, Captain, I know how to pray.” “Good,” said the captain, “You pray while the […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, Febuary 7, 2008

posted by sandrews

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person to the right degree at the right time for the right purpose and in the right way, that is not easy. –Aristotle

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