Triumph - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Daily Word

Triumph - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Daily Word

TODAY I CELEBRATE MY SUCCESSES, GREAT AND SMALL.
I am created for success, for God gave me a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline. Each goal I undertake is replete with opportunities to grow and to learn.
If I make a mistake, I adjust my course. Challenges are an integral part of the journey. I learn from overcoming them; I learn as I draw on divine wisdom, imagination, faith, and strength. For encouragement, I remember my past accomplishments and the achievements of others.
Triumph sparks joy and a sense of fulfillment within. I recognize and celebrate my successes, great and small. I give thanks for the divine help I have received along the way.
His glory is great through your help; splendor and majesty you bestow on him. You bestow on him blessings forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.—Psalm 21:5-6



Divine Order - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Daily Word

Divine Order - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Daily Word

Divine Order

CENTERED IN SPIRIT, I LIVE IN HARMONY AND BALANCE WITH ALL CREATION.
Great dancers have mastered the art of spinning quickly without losing their balance. This is because they know how to center their bodies and then “spot” themselves by focusing on and repeatedly turning their attention to one steady point as they spin.
In the flurry of modern life, I, too, can remain balanced by centering and “spotting.” I begin the day by centering myself spiritually. I release any thoughts of discord, align my thoughts with divine order, and realize the One Mind that is the source of all creation. As I move into the day’s activities, I “spot” myself by repeatedly turning my attention to Spirit. My consciousness of Spirit orders my steps, keeping me balanced throughout the day.

Let your good spirit lead me on a level path.—Psalm 143:10

Create - Monday, July 29, 2013 | Daily Word

Create - Monday, July 29, 2013 | Daily Word

Create


DIVINE CREATIVITY FLOWS THROUGH ME NOW.
We use the power of imagination to visualize, conceptualize, and create. Every day I have an opportunity to create something new. I may use my imagination to design or write, to compose or invent, to give birth to divine ideas.
I am a spiritual artist, using imagination to create my world. My thoughts, words, and actions are the means by which I manifest. Together they yield rich experiences and opportunities.
In silent meditation, I listen for the still small voice within. As I create from God-inspired thought, experiences of love, joy, and peace emerge. My life is a creative expression of God at work in me.

I made the earth, and created humankind upon it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.—Isaiah 45:12

EverlastingLove - Sunday, July 28, 2013 | Daily Word

EverlastingLove - Sunday, July 28, 2013 | Daily Word

Everlasting Love


I RELAX AND OPEN MY HEART TO THE ALL-EMBRACING, EVERLASTING LOVE OF GOD.
God’s love never waivers. Yet there may be times when I close my heart to knowing the presence of Divine Love. Perhaps I am feeling ashamed or undeserving of love, or my heart is hardened by anger or resentment. Perhaps I feel I must wait until I achieve a particular goal before I allow myself to feel beloved of God.
I now move beyond these barriers.I breathe deeply and remember that God’s love is always mine to have—and to share! In this moment, God’s grace transcends any limited or limiting notions of undeservedness. I gratefully allow God’s loving-kindness to flow freely in and through me, healing and transforming not only me, but the entire world.

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.—Jeremiah 31:3

Courage - Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Daily Word

Courage - Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Daily Word

Courage

I AM COURAGEOUS.
I may think of courage as something to summon when danger lurks. Yet at times, I need courage even when no danger or difficulty is apparent. I need courage when unfounded fears cloud my mind and heart. I need courage when I have allowed circumstances to distract me from God’s good and ever-present power.
No matter what has caused my fear, I can look beyond appearances to the reality—to God—and take courage.
Knowing there is One Presence and One Power gives me the courage to stand strong and release any fears. I know God is present for myself, for my family and friends, and for people all over the world who are facing challenges of any kind.

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.—Psalm 31:24

Inner Peace - Friday, July 26, 2013 | Daily Word

Inner Peace - Friday, July 26, 2013 | Daily Word
Inner Peace

PEACE BECKONS FROM WITHIN.
Many of us have found ourselves at some point in our lives asking for a sign—a sign to let us know we will make it through a trying situation, that everything will be okay; a sign to put our troubled hearts and minds at ease. Yet we know peace doesn’t come from outside of us—peace emanates from within.
As we engage in prayer and silent meditation, we untangle tightly knotted worries. We release the practice of reliving a past we cannot change or worrying about a future that may never happen.
Peace beckons us from within. As we respond to the call of peace, we relax into an experience of inner stillness, one which no outer sign can provide and no outer circumstance can take away.

Peace be to you; do not fear.—Judges 6:23

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Acceptance - Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Daily Word

Acceptance - Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Daily Word
Acceptance

I LOVE AND ACCEPT MYSELF AND OTHERS.
People come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own values, ideas, and customs. Each individual is a unique gift of God, with inner beauty and divine potential. Although a person’s words and actions may sometimes obscure their true nature, it is always visible through the eyes of Love.
I accept others as I accept myself. I, too, am a unique light in the world: a light kindled by Spirit and fueled by the love of God within. Nothing can extinguish the light that shines in me. When challenges arise, I accept them as stepping-stones to a greater awareness of my soul’s journey and the power of God within.
Each of us is one-of-a-kind, worthy of love, and deserving of good.

Hear, my child, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.—Proverbs 4:10

Satisfied Soul - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Daily Word

Satisfied Soul - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Daily Word

Satisfied Soul

I KEEP MY MIND ON GOD, AND MY SOUL IS SATISFIED.
A beautiful sunset, the sound of laughter, the tastes and smells of my favorite foods—these enrich my life and satisfy my senses. But how do I satisfy my soul? Jesus taught, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
As I keep my mind on God, I gain a sense of God’s love for me. I return that love by answering the call to a higher purpose.
With a heart full of God’s love, I joyfully express it to others. In exchange for anger, I offer understanding. For confusion, I offer clarity. For sadness, I offer comfort. With my mind and heart on God, my life is filled with meaning. I give thanks and sing praises, for in loving God, my soul is satisfied.

My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips.—Psalm 63:5

Healing - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Daily Word

Healing - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Daily Word

Healing

I AM WONDROUSLY MADE OF INFINITE LOVE.
If a healing challenge or diagnosis threatens to crush my spirit, I galvanize my personal power by prayerfully connecting with the inner healer, the Spirit of Truth.
I affirm statements of Truth that align my consciousness with my God-given wholeness. These are not empty platitudes; they are affirmations prayed with power and conviction:
I am wondrously made of Infinite Love. Infinite Love is a mighty healing stream, coursing through my entire being, releasing divine energy that restores my health.
I fill my mind with powerful thoughts until I feel the Truth of those statements deep in my heart. Then I celebrate the outcome: Renewed health and vitality in every part of me—mind, body, and spirit.

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.—John 17:17

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Women Get The Good Part of Jesus

Newman Reader - Parochial & Plain Sermons 3 - Sermon 22

Sermon 22. The Good Part of Mary

"Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her." Luke x. 41, 42.
{318} EVERY word of Christ is good; it has its mission and its purpose, and does not fall to the ground [Note 1]. It cannot be that He should ever speak transitory words, who is Himself the very Word of God, uttering, at His good pleasure, the deep counsels and the holy will of Him who is invisible. Every word of Christ is good; and did we receive a record of His sayings even from ordinary men, yet we might be sure as to whatever was thus preserved, whether spoken to disciple or enemy, whether by way of warning, advice, rebuke, comfort, argument, or condemnation, that nothing had a merely occasional meaning, a partial scope and confined range, nothing regarded merely the moment, or the accident, or the audience; but all His sacred speeches, though clothed in a temporary garb, and serving an immediate end, and difficult, in consequence, to disengage {319} from what is temporary in them and immediate, yet all have their force in every age, abiding in the Church on earth, "enduring for ever in heaven," and running on into eternity. They are our rule, "holy, just, and good," "the lantern of our feet and the light of our paths," in this very day as fully and as intimately as when they were first pronounced.

It's all about Jesus

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What is the meaning of life? This question has been pondered by the greatest minds on earth. Our governments get lost in war and money so much that it has only created more problems. The core values of life have been overshadowed by the news of the day that is often forgotten the very next day. There are so many people living in poverty and no one seems to care. Jesus cared because He lived in poverty.

The History Channel has taken on the task of depicting the Bible on T.V. We get an opportunity to study such questions as to who was Jesus?

There is much speculation as to who was Jesus, just as there is to the meaning of life? Is it true that the two questions are actually one answer? That Jesus is life, the truth, and the way?

The mystery of God is that Jesus is the meaning of life. Jesus is the truth. He lived and died in such a manner that tells us that He died on the cross for our sins. Jesus is all about love. God is love. We need more love today. God raised Jesus from the dead because of love. Jesus will indeed return with all power and glory. Jesus and God are one. We too can be at one as well, this is what it is all about if we only have the faith of a mustard seed. This is The Joy of Jesus and the meaning of life.

Pathways - Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Daily Word

Pathways - Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Daily Word

Pathways
MY HEART LEADS ME TO MY RIGHT PATH.
I will travel many pathways during my lifetime. Some may take me only a short distance; others I will travel for years. On my journey, I will have countless opportunities to choose one path over another. Poet Robert Frost wrote: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. … I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
The path I choose does make a difference, so I consider it carefully. While I may listen to the advice of friends, loved ones, or leaders, my truest sense of direction comes from within. At the core of my being is a well of divine wisdom and divine inspiration. Before making a choice, I listen to my heart. God in me leads me to right choices on my unfolding journey.

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.—Psalm 121:8

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Recharged - Saturday, July 20, 2013 | Daily Word

Recharged - Saturday, July 20, 2013 | Daily Word
Recharged

AS I PLUG INTO GOD, I AM SPIRITUALLY RECHARGED.
The activities that keep me engaged and interested in life can also at times deplete my energy. Maintaining a home, job, family, community activities, and self-care may leave me feeling overwhelmed. Relaxation may be what I need to refill and recharge my body, mind, and spirit.
Rest and recreation are vital for physical and mental health. Taking a walk or reading a book, joining friends in a game or sport—these types of activities recharge my energy and my spirit and provide a reprieve from life’s daily challenges.
To recharge my soul, I spend time centered in the indwelling spirit of God. In the quiet of meditation or the contemplation of prayer, I am guided to make choices that recharge and renew me in every way.

Revive me according to your word.—Psalm 119:25

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Environment - Friday, July 19, 2013 | Daily Word

Environment - Friday, July 19, 2013 | Daily Word

Environment
MY INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT IS DIVINE LOVE.
Prairie plants adapt to survive the challenges of their sun-baked, windy world. They grow deep root systems to anchor themselves against fierce winds and to tap into a water source. When fire sweeps across the prairie, only the most deeply rooted plants survive.
Like the prairie plants, I depend on deep roots to support me in challenging times. When the winds of change are raging, my faith keeps me grounded. I turn to gratitude, inspiring words and music, and quiet contemplation to reconnect with the stabilizing Divine Power within me. My internal environment is Divine Love. Regardless of outer conditions, I am grounded and stand strong.

Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.—Matthew 13:8

Let Go, Let God - Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Daily Word

I TRUST THE WISDOM OF GOD TO LEAD ME IN RIGHT WAYS.
Stewing over a challenging situation can cause me unnecessary worry and concern. I may fill my mind with worst-case scenarios and “what ifs” until I wear myself out. Overthinking a problem can often expend more energy than simply letting go and trusting God.
Instead of forcing solutions, I turn to God within. Taking a deep breath, I relax my mind and body. I say a simple “Thank You.” I give thanks that there is a higher power at work in my life, guiding me in right ways, and helping me achieve my goals. I give thanks that I am a partner with God in every experience. I relax, let go, and trust Divine Wisdom to bless and guide me.

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.—Philippians 4:6

Creating a New Life in Christ



Our Daily Bread -- Creating Your Life

July 18, 2013

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Whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. —Mark 10:44
The advice that I read in a self-help book sounded good: Do only what you’re great at because that’s when you’ll feel most fulfilled. The author was trying to help readers create the kind of life they wanted. I don’t know about you, but if I did only what I was great at, I wouldn't accomplish much!
In Mark 10, we read about two disciples, James and John, who had some plans for the kind of life they wanted for themselves someday. They asked to be at Jesus’ right and left hand in His kingdom (v.37). The other 10 disciples were “greatly displeased” with them for asking (v.41). (Possibly because that was the kind of position they wanted for themselves!)
But Jesus used the opportunity to teach His followers about another kind of life—one of serving others. He said, “Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all” (vv.43-44). It appears that service for others is God’s design for us.
Even Jesus, the Son of God, “did not come to be served, but to serve” (v.45). As we look at Christ’s example and depend on the Holy Spirit’s help, we too can be servants and will create a fulfilling life. —Anne Cetas
I admit, Lord, that my eyes do get focused on
myself. But I really do want to live from a
heart of love for You. Teach me to be a servant
and to look for my fulfillment in You.
Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily.
Bible in a year: Psalms 20-22; Acts 21:1-1

Free - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Daily Word

Free - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Daily Word

Free
I AM FREE TO LIVE AS GOD CREATED ME.
I answer the call to be my best self. God created me to be free and to enjoy the fullness of life—to learn, grow, and evolve into my divine potential.
I achieve freedom by living my life with intention. I free my mind of self-limiting beliefs and replace them with affirmative, confidence-building thoughts that are congruent with my true nature. I practice healthy nutrition and exercise, taking care of my body and mind. I am a good steward of my home, belongings, and finances. I respect others and am thankful for relationships that enrich my life and help me grow.
My quiet time each day offers me the opportunity to consciously align myself with my divine blueprint—the Christ in me—and enjoy the fullness and freedom of well-being.

For freedom Christ has set us free.—Galatians 5:1

Caregiver - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Daily Word

Caregiver - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Daily Word
Caregiver

THROUGH GRACE, WE ARE STRENGTHENED.
At times, caregivers may feel their strength wane. Myrtle Fillmore, cofounder of Unity, offers these words of encouragement: “When we do our best and continue to look to God … divine law works out our problems and we have more grace and glory than we had anticipated.”
As a caregiver to those I love, I look to God as my source of strength. I receive God’s grace and feel the energy of Infinite Love. I trust all is resolved in accordance with divine principle, and I am filled with deep peace.
Through grace, my mind is soothed and I gain a new perspective. I see beyond limitations and envision the highest potential in others. When they, too, see their potential, they feel renewed hope and healing power.

Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.—Acts 6:8

Divine Connection - Monday, July 15, 2013 | Daily Word

Divine Connection - Monday, July 15, 2013 | Daily Word

Divine Connection
I AM ONE WITH DIVINE LOVE.
Technological communication requires equipment to be in good working order, an adequate power supply, and a clear connection. One connection that does not depend on technology is my connection with the Divine. Any time I open my heart and focus my thoughts on pure love, I make a divine connection.
Nothing on the outside can block my contact with Divine Love. I clear the way within me by letting go of the belief that I am separate from the perfect Love that created me. I release separating thoughts of anger, resentment, or pain. Allowing Love—the essence of my being—to fill me, breath by breath, I feel the completeness of connection. I am one with Divine Love. I am at peace.

The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone.—John 8:29

Simple Words - Sunday, July 14, 2013 | Daily Word

Simple Words - Sunday, July 14, 2013 | Daily Word

Simple Words

I AM A DIVINE EXPRESSION OF SPIRIT.
My senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch emanate from my physical body. My capacity to think independently reflects my mental ability. I understand, however, that I am more than my physical and mental self. I am a spiritual creation.
Although I may sometimes act or speak in error, the perfection of Spirit is within me. As I connect simple but powerful words such as faith, love, and peace with the affirmation, I AM, I affirm my true nature and expand my consciousness. I AM an expression of God’s love and peace right here and now. I AM faith in action.
I embrace the Truth of who I AM and live this truth every day. I AM an expression of Spirit contributing to a world of divine creation.

Truly it is the spirit in a mortal, the breath of the Almighty, that makes for understanding.—Job 32:8