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December 2011 Archives

Older Admiration

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Daily Quote “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am older, I admire kind people.” Joseph Telushkin READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer […]

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Ten Things Dad Will Never Say

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10. Well, how ’bout that?… I’m lost! Looks like we’ll have to stop and ask for directions. 9. You know Pumpkin, now that you’re thirteen, you’ll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won’t that be fun? 8. I noticed that […]

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Lessons For My Child

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Help me to teach my child. To give her wisdom and show her how to choose good people to be in her life. Help me to teach my child to look within for her very best— that You are her […]

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Just As I Am – Rhema Marvanne

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Best Inspirational Music Bet you’ve never known a child like this one. Rhema Marvanne belts out Christian music like Sophie Tucker never did. Don’t know Sophie? Look her up. Suffice to say Rhema Marvanne is a child prodigy who has […]

Grammy Explains God

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Christopher looked up at his Grammy with big brown eyes and said, “What’s God?” Grammy Jean was stumped. Jean knows God, she loves God, she worships God. But she could not explain God to a four year old. “Uh, God […]

Psalms 127:3

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Daily Scripture Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalms 127:3 The prophecy of Abraham is realized. From the birth of new generations comes nations. Like our ancestor, we are rewarded with […]

Who You Are

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Daily Quote “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” Harold S. Kushner READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story […]

Catholic Dog

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Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, “Father, me dog is dead. Could ya’ be saying’ a mass for […]

Sisters by Choice

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Daily Prayer She’s the one I turn to in moments of sheer panic. A straight shooter who tells it like it is. She’s the cavalry rushing in, saving me from myself, talking me down from the ledge. She’s the one […]

Hidden Away – Josh Groban

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Best Inspirational Music When Josh Groban sings, he inspires us. The depth of his voice, and the selection of the music he performs is always consistent with the values we look for from inspirational music. Hidden Away is today’s Prayable […]

Matthew 13:23

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Daily Scripture “But they that sow seed on the good ground are the people that hear the word and understand it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” Matthew 13:23 The message in Matthew 13:23 […]

Conversation Among Friends

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“I know it’s nit-picky, but the actual quote is, ‘If you build it HE will come.’” Marnie is talking about an article she read in the NY Times about a new invention that there’s no known use for. She’s disgusted […]

Gift Uniquely Ours

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Daily Quote “Everyone has the perfect gift to give the world. If each of us is freed up to give the gift that is uniquely ours to give, then the world will be in total harmony.” – Buckminster Fuller READ […]

Philosophy and the Talented Doggie

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An optimist sees the best in the world, while a pessimist sees only the worst. An optimist finds the positive in the negative, and a pessimist can only find the negative in the positive. For example, an avid duck hunter […]

Empty Me – Chris Sligh

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Best Inspirational Music Chris Sligh is a unique brand of Christian artist. He’s wowed America with his performances on American Idol, he’s an incredible vocalist, funny, with personality plus and he bares his soul with his music. Chris gives “Empty […]

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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Daily Scripture These commandments that I give you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Teaching our children about the laws and values found in the bible is a prime responsibility […]

Thursday, End in Sight

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Daily Prayer Where has the week gone? I see suddenly the approach of the finish line, and yet my to-do list still looms large. Please still my need to rush. Help me take it one job at a time, a […]

All That Matters in Memes

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6 of 6 ← PREVIOUS All That Matters in Memes Every day I tell my son, “Always do the right thing.” Hackneyed mom wisdom? Sure. But is it a meme? Probably not. I think if I had to sum up […]

Values Meme

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5 of 6 ←PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less If values could be packaged neatly, McDonald’s would have a McTruth Value Meal, and Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom. CONTINUE → All That […]

Weight Loss Meme

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4 of 6 ← PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less 3. The “secret” to weight loss could be distributed in a fat-free fortune cookie: Eat less, move more. CONTINUE → #4 […]

Another Year: An Introspection

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Another year slips away, As they all do, Day by day, Hour by hour, Moment by moment. Many used wisely, Many wasted. Another year opens, As they all do, With anticipation, With wonder and amazement, With excitement. With consolation. Was […]

Work Ethic Meme

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3 of 6 ← PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less 2. Work Ethic: Industry, Endurance, Attitude, Accomplishment. CONTINUE → #3 Weight Loss Secret

Meaning of Life Meme

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2 0f 6 ←PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less 1. Meaning of life: Hope, Empathy, Love, Laughter. CONTINUE →  #2 Work Ethic

What’s a Meme?

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1 of 6 NEXT → When my son has a birthday, it’s his custom, to exploit it for all it was worth.  When he was twelve he said, “It’s a big one, Ma! Have you looked at the calendar? Huh? […]

Potential

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Daily Quote “The realization of self is only possible if one is productive if one can give birth to ones own potentiality.” Johann Wolfgang van Goethe READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → […]

Only Three Doors

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Daily Joke An airline captain was breaking in a new flight attendant. The route they were flying had a layover in another city. Upon their arrival, the captain showed the newbie the best place for airline personnel to eat, shop […]

Psalm 63:5

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Daily Scripture “You satisfy me more than the richest of foods.” Psalm 63:5 There are times when it’s a good idea to take words of scripture literally. For instance, when you’re on a diet and need the self-control to make […]

Just Desserts

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Daily Prayer I knew I shouldn’t… even before I ate it. But it was so tempting, so delicious, so mine. I say I want to lose weight, I know what it takes— really. I do know, but somehow I can’t […]

Shall We Gather at the River – Randy Travis

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Prayables Pick: Best Religious Music Randy Travis did a musical project of traditional hymns. “Shall We Gather at the River” is one of the songs in the collection. He says that he was not raised on the Good Book and […]

Losing it for the Lord

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In addition to all of her other problems, Clarice is overweight. She calls herself fat, with no self-disrespect, just a critical and honest eye. She’s been fat her whole life. When you hear Clarice talk about it you begin to […]

Fire in our Heart

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Daily Quote “Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” – Mary Lou Retton READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! […]

Stand or Sit

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A Jewish congregation was arguing over whether one should stand or sit during the Shema Yisroel. Half of the congregation said one should sit, the other half insisted one should stand. Every time the Shema was recited they shouted at […]

Any Dream Will Do – Donny Osmond

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Daily Video It doesn’t get more biblical than the musical adaptation of Genesis 37: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This break away Broadway hit, tells the story of Joseph, his betrayal, rise and reconciliation with his brothers. The selection, […]

Music Within

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Daily Prayer I want my life to ring, to surge like a cello, deep and moving graceful and resonant— the sound of Your voice when you speak to me. I hear little songs in my mind of Your promises. They […]

Luke 11:9

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Daily Scripture “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9 There is no better scripture quote for opportunity than Luke […]

Time to Dream

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Is there a dream in your heart, something you’ve always wanted to do? Do you have a dream, but you won’t let that dream live? Imagine the heights you will reach. Resurrect the dream in your heart… enter dreamland. In […]

Prayer in the New Year

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New Year’s Poll What’s your one big new year’s resolution in the New Year? Whatever your goals and aspirations, be sure to add prayer in the new year and watch your dreams come true! Do you plan to add more […]

Positive Thinking

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Daily Quote “Faith is another word for positive thinking.” -Norman Vincent Peale READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily Video → Daily Joke → Daily Quote

Hormone Hostage

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The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his own hands. Following is a handy guide that should be as […]

Ask for More – Shakira

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Daily Video Today’s Prayable pick for best inspirational song is “Ask for More” by Shakira. This popular artist blends unexpected melodies from different cultural music, with lyrics that are drawn from her Christian faith background: “I’d rather kneel down and […]

Miracles of Routine

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I wake. I am blessed to meet the new day. I stretch and snuggle, I am blessed with arms, legs and body at my command. I open my eyes, I am blessed with vision. I listen to the sounds and […]

Romans 13:12

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Daily Scripture The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Romans 13:12 This wise bit of scriptural advice is exactly […]

One New Year’s Resolution for Everyone’s List

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It’s the mother lode of all resolutions: The one thing you can do in the year ahead that will positively bring change to your life. This resolution changes attitude, changes actions and gets results that you never thought possible. What […]

Light a Candle

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Daily Quote “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily Video → Daily […]

Family Bible

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Daily Joke A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an […]

Isaiah 60:1

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Daily Scripture Arise and shine, for your light has come, and the glory of God rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1 Who among us does not long for a new beginning? Each day we have the glory of God upon us […]

Trying

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Daily Prayer Help me to quit trying to change things through worry. Teach me to speak through You, and my life will change automatically. When I learn to change my thoughts, my life change will begin, from the inside out. […]

Resolution Revolution

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Resolved: I will not be making any New Year’s resolutions this year. When you think about it, it makes sense. Why should a tick in the calendar make any difference in our lives? If it wasn’t a priority yesterday, what […]

Rise and Shine – Remix by Aby Guevarra

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Daily Video What a treat to find this gem on You Tube. It’s a remix of the classic children’s song “Rise and Shine” and it’s excellent! You won’t find fancy graphics or slides with sunsets – hardly. Just a rhythmic […]

Two of Me

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Daily Quote “Wherever I am, there are two. Though I am One with my Creator, we are double the positive power.” – Author Unknown READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture […]

Thirteen Things PMS Stands For

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Daily Joke Thirteen Things PMS Stands For: 1. Pass My Shotgun 2. Psychotic Mood Shift 3. Perpetual Munching Spree 4. Puffy Mid-Section 5. People Make me Sick 6. Provide Me with Sweets 7. Pardon My Sobbing 8. Pimples May Surface […]

God is Still God – Heather Williams

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Daily Video Heather Williams sings it like she owns it. “God is Still God” is a magnificent song from William’s album “This Time Around.” We love the powerful voice and strong melody of  this song. The lyrics for “God is […]

Song of Solomon 8:6

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Daily Scripture Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of […]

Lesson in Roses

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Daily Prayer I was thinking, the other day, about tea roses. The splendid profusion of hybrids— two beautiful plants bred together into something startlingly new and impossibly lovely. And it occurred to me that it was something like a marriage: […]

Relationship Generosity Quiz

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What’s Your Relationship Generosity Score? 1. How often do you express affection or love to your partner? Never Seldom Sometimes Often Always 2. How often do you express respect or admiration to your partner? Never Seldom Sometimes Often Always 3. […]

Loving Generously

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“For me, I could tell because of my library book.” Colleen told Mary. They were having a conversation about an eye-opening article in the NY Times Magazine, “The Generous Marriage.” Colleen knows she has a good marriage. Mary… not so […]

Chanukah: The Season of Dedication

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Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Season of Dedication This is the season of dedication: Of dedicating our moments and our lives, Of dedicating our […]

Plan Ahead

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Daily Quote “It pays to plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Author Unknown READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily Video […]

Virtual Poetry

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Daily Joke Remember when ram meant just a male sheep And bugs and worms were just things that creep? When a gopher and a mouse were li’l critters And virus were microbes that gave one the shivers? When a web […]

A Smile and a Song – Disney’s Snow White

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Daily Video A smile and a song: a simple expression of faith. When we listen to the ageless Disney songs of our youth, we remember the childlike joy that comes from a story with a happily ever after. A Smile […]

Psalm 127:3

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Daily Scripture Children are a heritage of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is His reward. Psalm 127:3 It seems that our children are in themselves, a prayer. Psalm 127:3 speaks of children as a heritage, a reward. It’s […]

Snow White

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My two year old daughter and I are both major Disney movie junkies. Anything with a tiara and poofy ball gown, and we’re spell bound. The more cheesy the music, the better. It’s mother-daughter bonding at its most obnoxious, and […]

The Short Way of Experience

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Daily Quote “By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.” — Roger Ascham READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily Video → […]

Fairy Story

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Daily Joke A married couple in their early 60s were out celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table and said, “For being such an exemplary married […]

God’s Country – Loretta Lynn

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Daily Video There’s an attachment to places we love that can cause us to extend the connection to the God we love. Loretta Lynn wrote and performs “God’s Country” with lyrics rich in the descriptive prose of her mountain roots. […]

Genesis 18:11-12

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Daily Scripture Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, […]

Wisdom of Our Elders

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Bless the Nanas of the world, the Pop-Pops, the Gramps, who show us how to knit, how to fish, how to find a good mood even when their sciatica kicks in. Secretly holding the world together, they don’t compete with […]

Spiritual Maturity

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One of the many things no one tells you about getting older is that it’s such a nice change from being young. You see, being young is exciting, but being old is comfortable. Ask Laurie who is delighted that she […]

Satisfaction Overdose

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Daily Quote “There are some days when I think I am going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” Salvador Dali READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer […]

Frog in Love

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A frog is praying for love. Every day he sends his petitions to the Lord with no response. Finally, he has a dream and he’s sure the Lord has spoken to him in his sleep saying: “You are going to […]

Divine Romance – Phil Wickham

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Daily Video This Christian artist expresses his love for the Lord effortlessly and with deep devotion. Phil Wickham enjoys a devout fan following and it’s well deserved. “Rejoice in this divine romance” is as good as prayer as it is […]

Soul of Philanthropy

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Daily Prayer You have placed within me, my soul. It gives form to my thoughts creating my innermost feelings and driving my actions. I am possessed with goodness and remarkable power. Committed to: doing deeds of loving kindness, speaking out […]

Maimonides Mishnah Torah 10:4

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Daily Scripture “Whoever gives charity to a poor man ill-manneredly and with downcast looks, has lost all the merit of his actions…” Maimonides Mishnah Torah 10:4 There’s a longer teaching to this scripture and it goes as follows: “Whoever gives […]

Shades of Gray

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She is gray. Her hair is greasy and gray. Her down coat is filthy and gray. And the cup she’s constantly shaking is gray too. The homeless woman who set up shop on the sidewalk to the right of the […]

Enjoyment of God

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Daily Quote “The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our soul can be satisfied.” – Jonathan Edwards READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → […]

Get Up – Mary Mary

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Daily Video Quiz – What high energy dance tune inspires and motivates, while reminding that you’re “One of God’s greatest creations?” Answer: Get Up, by Mary Mary. It’s an energized motivational music video that Prayables picks as today’s best music […]

Amazed

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Daily Prayer This is my day of unlimited chances. A day of uncommon favor and unending blessings. When Your favor and blessings overtake me, my change will come. I am ready and prepared to receive my portion. It ís my […]

Psalm 100:5 v2

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Daily Scripture God’s goodness, love and faithfulness is not just a current state of being. Psalm 100:5 Psalm 100:5 affirms that our God is a living God, with no place in time except for all time. God lives in every […]

3 Ways to Keep a Year-long Holiday Spirit

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What happens when the excitement winds down and everything is back to normal? For Barb, normal is unacceptable. You know her type; she starts planning Halloween in July. By December 26th she’s already been in her craft closet pulling out […]

Girl Meets God – Lauren Winner

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See Advent from a wondrous, new point of view! “Open Book” hosts Lori and Alice discuss quotes from Lauren Winner’s poignant memoir about religious conversion. Eye-opening faith talk is sure to ensue.  

Of Gods and Me – Xavier Beauvois

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Join hosts Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton of “Open Book,” for smart God talk on Prayables radio this week as they discuss “Of Gods and Me” by Xavier Beauvois. This powerful story talks about living in true community, prayerfully discerning […]

Christmas State of Mind

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Daily Quote “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge READ MORE and enjoy these […]

PC Santa

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Daily Joke ‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”, “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves. And labor conditions at the north […]

Going Global

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Daily Joke Who Said “Going Global” Was Easy? In a brush with embarrassment, Colgate sold a toothpaste called Cue in France.  Cue just happened to be the name of a French pornographic magazine. Coors’ “Turn It Loose” slogan didn’t go […]

Blue Christmas – Wynonna Judd

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Daily Video Okay, okay, we know! Say “Blue Christmas” and you think, “Elvis!” We promise, you will not be disappointed with Wynonna Judd’s version of this Christmas classic. This country western pro knows how to sing, Wynonna gives it her […]

New Life

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Daily Prayer At the darkest hour, life triumphs, beating back despair with irrepressible joy. And the world rejoices because they know: One new life makes all death meaningful. Thank You for remembering what it is our hearts need, and providing […]

Psalm 100:5

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Daily Scripture “For the Lord is good and God’s love endures for ever; God’s faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5 Often repeated and we never mind. It’s God 101: God is good, His love endures. The idea that God […]

Christmas Babies

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Shortly after I was born, my mother wrote the following words: “Dearest Lori: When I look at you, it’s like looking into a mirror, only the reflection is pure innocence untainted by the worldliness and all the evils of the […]

Continual Christmas

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Daily Quote “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” Benjamin Franklin READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily Video → Daily Joke → Daily Quote

Corporate Structure

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Daily Joke Chairman of The Board – Leaps tall buildings in a single bound. Is more powerful than a speeding locomotive; faster than a speeding bullet. Walks on water. Gives policy to God. President – Leaps short buildings in a […]

Thy Will

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Daily Prayer Not my will, but Thy will. I try to hold this in my mind and my heart as I hold my worries up to You. Thy will may not mean a quick fix or the easy way out. […]

Luke 12:32

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Daily Scripture “Fear not, little flock, for it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 There’s something warm and fuzzy about the language in Luke 12:32. To be one of a “little flock,” and to […]

How Silently, How Silently

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“What’s your favorite Christmas song?” When I am asked this question, I usually over-answer. I break it down into categories. How can I help it? How do you compare “Merry Christmas, Baby” to “Someday at Christmas?” And so, as the […]

Someday at Christmas – Stevie Wonder

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Daily Video In the midst of joy and celebration, it remains a blessing to remember that there are brothers and sisters who are experiencing sorrow and despair. Citizens around the globe who don’t know peace and security and immersed in […]

Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Amy Grant

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Daily Video No matter how often you hear this Christmas classic, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” delivers every time. Amy Grant does a wonderful job of staying true to the spirit of this traditional hymn while injecting a mildly contemporary […]

Merry Christmas Baby – Ray Charles

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Daily Video Christmas music never sounded like this until the blues singers got a hold of “Merry Christmas Baby” starting with Charles Brown in 1947. The legends have been singing it ever since and the Ray Charles version of “Merry […]

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas – Gayla Peevey

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Daily Video Wee-eeee – this is one fun Christmas song! I dare you and double dare you not to smile while listening to Gayla Peevey sing “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” You can tell from the double dares, that […]

O, Little Town of Bethlehem – Nat King Cole

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Daily Video If you’ve always remembered the Christmas classic: “O, Little Town of Bethlehem,” as a sweet little diddy paying homage to the birthplace of Christ, you’ll want to take a serious re-listen to this version by Nat King Cole. […]

Good Work

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Daily Quote “Commit every good work to God and surely success shall come to pass.” – Anna McCoy READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily Video […]

Speed Limit

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Daily Joke Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a police officer sees a car puttering along at 22 mph. He says to himself: “This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he […]

Hannukah Song – Adam Sandler

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Daily Video We’re sure that no one, especially Adam Sandler himself expected the Hannukah Song to be the mega hit that doesn’t quit. The reason for its success could be the fact that Hannukah songs are poorly represented. “I Have […]

From the Inside to the Outside

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Daily Prayer Let me know Your will, Your hearts desire, and my own. Train me; prune me in the faith life, that I may bear fruit pleasing to You. Inside, show me how to love unconditionally, free to express Your […]

Isaiah 55:12

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Daily Scripture “You shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace.” Isaiah 55:12 The prophet Isaiah speaks of joy and peace in one meaningful line from scripture. In a season of joy and peace it is good […]

The Real Story

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At the risk of sounding all “bah humbug,” Evie was trying to explain to a Christian friend about the ancient history of the holiday season.  She started with Hannukah, the Jewish holiday of light that falls in December and lasts […]

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley & Martina McBride

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Daily Video Elvis Presley + Blue Christmas = one fine musical moment. Add Martina McBride and it gets even better. Though one caustic commenter said, “I’m pretty sure Elvis could have handled this one on his own.” We’re pretty sure […]

Born for Love

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Daily Quote “We are all born for love.  It is the principle of existence and its only end.” – Benjamin Disraeli READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer […]

Church Gossip

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Daily Joke Mildred, the church gossip and self-appointed arbiter of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several residents were unappreciative of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, […]

Gazing Outward

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Daily Prayer Whether we are reaching for the last sale item or helping someone in need, it is far too easy to get wrapped up in ourselves. We fail to see the other person, complete with their own needs, their […]

Exodus 20:12

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Daily Scripture Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 The value of honoring your father and mother is woven throughout the bible. In […]

Values Based Giving

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Mandy is looking for a Christmas present for her Dad. He’s not easy, in more ways than gift giving. He’s a stickler for “learning the value of a dollar,” a lesson which still hasn’t sunk in after hearing it for […]

Prayers Ignored

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Daily Quote “God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them.” – Richard J. Needham READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → Daily […]

Comrade Rudolph

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Daily Joke Back in the day, a Russian couple was walking down the street in Moscow, when the man felt a drop hit his nose. “I think it’s raining”, he said to his wife. “No, that felt more like snow […]

O Holy Night – Jennifer Hudson

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Daily Video The powerful voice of Jennifer Hudson does wonders with this Christmas classic, “O Holy Night.” Jennifer grew up in a musical family singing Gospel in churches and putting heart and soul into Christian music. Though she made her […]

Psalm 59:17

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Daily Scripture “Thou, O God, art my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.” Psalms 59:17 We gain strength when we envision ourselves as being protected by God. Psalm 59:17 gives us the image of God as four walls […]

Sacred Friend

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Daily Prayer I feel the nudge from You on high, a faintest tickle reminding me of what is the right thing to do. I hear Your voice, whispering kind words for me to say to those who need to hear. […]

I’ll Pray for You

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The yoga class was over. It’s a small studio in Bloomfield Hills, an affluent suburb just outside of Detroit. Six exhausted women were in various stages of getting ready to leave. Three were cleaning their mats, one was putting on […]

Value of Gifts

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Daily Quote “To undervalue the gifts God’s gives us, is as much a sin as to overvalue them.” -Lori Strawn READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer → […]

Carols for the Psychiatrically Challenged

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Daily Joke SCHIZOPHRENIA: Do you Hear What I Hear? MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER: We Three Queens Disoriented Are. DEMENTIA: I Think I’ll Be Home for Christmas. NARCISSISTIC: Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me. MANIC: Deck the Halls and Walls and […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Mariah Carey

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Daily Video A favorite Santa song is made new again in this animated music video with Mariah Carey. Santa Claus is Coming to Town is sung with vigor and excitement as  only Mariah Carey can do it. This holiday season, […]

Warm Welcome

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You can’t know someone by sizing them up at first glance. It takes effort to really connect with another human being. So many things separate us, like color, age, and language. But all it takes is heart to come together. […]

John 4:1

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Daily Scripture Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. John 4:1 False prophets, like false Gods can come in many […]

God is Here

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10 of 10 ← BACK  Santa vs God Mashup Santa says HO, HO, HO. God says “I’m HERE, HERE, HERE.” START AGAIN → Better Than Santa

God Gives

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9 of 10 ← BACK • NEXT → Santa vs God Mashup Santa knows who is naughty and nice and distributes his gifts accordingly. God gives no conditions to the gifts he shares. CONTINUE → God is Here

God’s Embrace

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8 of 10 ← BACK • NEXT → Santa vs God Mashup Santa lets you sit on his lap. God’s strong arms are always caressing you. CONTINUE → God Gives

God is Open

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7 of 10 ← BACK • NEXT → Santa vs God Mashup You have to stand in line to see Santa. God is always open for visits with no waiting. CONTINUE → God’s Embrace

God’s Perfect Fit

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6 of 10 ← BACK • NEXT → Santa vs God Mashup Santa does his business by wriggling down your chimney. God is the perfect fit in your heart and in your soul. CONTINUE → God is Open

God’s Gifts

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5 of 10 ← BACK • NEXT → Santa vs God Mashup Santa places gifts under your tree and treats in your stocking. God’s gifts are everywhere. CONTINUE → God’s Perfect Fit

God’s Hours

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4 of 10 ← Back • Next → Santa vs God Mashup Santa comes once a year for 24 hours. God is here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Continue → God’s Gifts

Better Than Santa

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1 of 10 NEXT → We do love a great symbol, don’t we? Whether it’s Santa, a menorah or a color combination that says “Celebrate!” It’s worth taking a second look at the meaning behind the message: Don’t forget the […]

God Gets Around

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3 of 10 ←BACK • NEXT→ Santa vs. God Mashup Santa uses a sleigh to get around. God is around us always and He can even walk on water and part the sea.   CONTINUE → God’s Hours

God in Residence

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2 of 10 ←BACK • NEXT→ Santa vs. God Mashup Santa’s address is the North Pole. God is a resident in heaven and on earth.   CONTINUE → God Gets Around

Star Gazing

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Daily Quote “If the stars came out only once a year, everyone would stay up all night just to watch.” Ralph Waldo Emerson READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → […]

Church Mice

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Daily Joke Three pastors met and were talking over conditions at their churches. The first pastor said, “You know, since summer started, I’ve been having trouble with mice in my church. I’ve tried everything – noise, cats, spray – nothing […]

Jerusalem (Out Of Darkness Comes Light) – Matisyahu

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Daily Video Once you get over the Jewish (Orthodox!) rapper issue, you can really appreciate the genius of Matisyahu. He’s unique in the field of religious music. Yes, because he’s not Christian. But also because there is so much depth […]

After Dark

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Daily Prayer At the end of the day my eyes are tired. My sadness is heavy. The nights tightening quiet gives me much time to worry. But following that silence You bring gifts of noise: morning rain, coffee percolators, school […]

Matthew 6:25

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Daily Scripture Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? […]

Small Stuff

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I sometimes have this sinking suspicion that God hates me. You know the feeling, you’re at a party, forced to talk to that woman you don’t like and every time she says you look great in that particular shade of […]

Choose and Act

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Daily Quote “If we cannot choose to be lucky, to be talented, to be loved, we can choose to be grateful, to be content with who we are, and what we have, and to act accordingly.” – Harold Kushner READ […]

Can’t Do That

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Daily Joke A student was heading home for Christmas. When she got to the airline counter, she presented her ticket to New York. As she gave the agent her luggage, she made the remark, “I’d like you to send my […]

Yahweh is for Us – Nothing to Dread

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Daily Video You haven’t truly praised God in song until you’ve praised God reggae style. “Yahweh is for Us,” is praise-worthy reggae music from the Christian Reggae band, Nothing to Dread. You will love the beat and relate to the […]

Psalm 100:4

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Daily Scripture Enter his gates with thanksgiving and God’s courts with praise; give thanks to God and praise God’s name. Psalm 100:4 Thanksgiving and praise to God is so essential, that in this single line of verse, it is repeated. […]

Small Wonders

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Daily Prayer I praise You for the tiny glories I am often too busy to see: the irregular scallop of a maple leaf, the impossible yellow of a dandelion, the perfection of untrammeled snow. For the scrap of sunlight the […]

Priceless Gifts

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Video Prayer Priceless Gifts Verse and Lyrics I want to be the best mother I can be, to honor my children by providing boundaries.Allow me to be in the moment with them, soaking in all their love and giving back […]

Happiness Makers

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You threw some coins in the Salvation Army kettle.  You and your grocery cart stepped aside for the Mom behind you in line with her cranky kid. You spent a couple of hours with great-aunt Mildred shopping for brassieres. Good […]

Going Far

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Daily Quote “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been […]

Reading of the Will

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“To my wonderful wife Betty, five million dollars and my entire estate.” “To my loving son Joe, seventy percent of the business and our mansion in Florida” “To my beautiful daughter Jill, one million dollars and my Rolls Royce” “To […]

That Time of Year

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Hassled time, hurried time, crafted of jammed schedules, marathon cooking sessions, and shopping trips from hell. Why do I make this season harder than it must be? All You ask of me is to live and give thanks: I save […]

Samuel 7:3

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Daily Scripture Go, do whatever you have in mind, for the Lord is with you. Samuel 7:3 Biblical narratives take different form depending on your perspective at a given time. In a holiday season, when emotions are high, it’s reassuring […]

Spread Light This Advent Season

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We’re in Advent season. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Advent, it is the Christian celebration in preparation for the Advent of the King, the coming of Christ on Christmas day. Traditionally, it is a time of penitence, preparing yourself […]

Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

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Daily Video Justin Bieber brings a mellow sound to the waves this Christmas season with Mistletoe. Say what you will about the tween heart throb and his hokey shtick, but Prayables picks this song because… it’s just that good. Mistletoe […]

Spread Light

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Daily Quote “There are two ways to spread light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton READ MORE and enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture → Daily Prayer […]

Truisms

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Daily Joke One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people. The older you get, the better you realize you were. If God dropped acid, would he see people? If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why […]

Restless – Switchfoot

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Daily Video Restless is written and performed by Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman. He talks about how the song tells the story of rain. Jon says “…which comes from the idea that raindrops are on a relentless journey back to […]

Avot 2:21

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Daily Scripture “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” Avot 2:21 As people of faith, we are ever mindful of working on behalf of social justice, giving […]

Immeasurable Grace

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Stopped at a corner in my car saw a man holding a sign. It read, I’m hungry. You say, “Feed him” Walked by a woman sleeping on a cardboard box. She needed warmth. You say, “Cover her” Crossed through a […]

Stop Pop.

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He is a brown-skinned visitor from Indonesia. He has a slight build, one you would expect from an Asian.  Adi came to America to attend MIT; he has a knack for programming. Adi told Linda, his new friend from Boston, […]

Power Source

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Daily Quote “You can’t upload love, download time or google all of life’s answers…you must live your life plugged into the one true power source: God.” – Author Unknown READ MORE and Enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → […]

Good Leads

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Daily Joke Mr. Jones goes to confession and says to his priest, “Bless me father, for I have sinned. It’s been four weeks since my last confession, and I have committed the sin of adultery.” The priest says, “Was it […]

Sweet Seasons – Carole King

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Daily Video How do we relate to the seasons in our life? Some lose hope and pack it up. Others celebrate God’s calendar and continue to grow in His graces. Sweet Seasons performed by Carole King is an uplifting song […]

Entrepreneur

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Daily Prayer I am waiting and waiting. I am always getting ready. Standing in this unemployment line, I know I must renew my strength. I have to go out and get what I want. I have to make opportunities for […]

Psalm 16:11

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Daily Scripture You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11 Guidance from the Lord is Bible 101. For a life rich […]

Boomer Business

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He’s always male and very young. He’s a loner and he dropped out of school. You see him in the news. You take one look at his sweet little baby face and you think, “that could be my son.” You’re […]

Expectation

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Daily Quote “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” O. Marden READ MORE and Enjoy these features from the Daily Prayable! → Daily Story → Daily Scripture […]

Aching Side

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Daily Joke At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially interested when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week his mother […]

Open the Eyes of My Heart – Hillsong

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Daily Video The Australian Christian band Hillsong, makes beautiful praise-worthy music. Artist Paul Baloche wrote and performs “Open the Eyes of My Heart” with passion and power. Get down with today’s Prayable pick for best inspirational music video, and raise […]

Proverbs 16:11

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Daily Scripture “Honest scales and balances are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are His work” Proverbs 16:11 There are multiple mentions of the importance of honest business dealings in scripture. The ancient sages tell a story that […]

Measure of Success

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Daily Prayer Help me to recalibrate so that I don’t live by everyone else’s rules: It’s impossible to achieve success later in life. You’re a woman in a man’s world. Change is something to be feared. Help me to regroup […]

Madam Walker

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The first known African-American woman to become a self-made millionaire was Madam C.J. Walker. In only fifteen years she built an empire that found the antidote for bad-hair days.  Her company made hair products that had never before been introduced […]

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