August 4

Reflection

We wake
to the forgiveness of a new day.
We wake
to the freedom to begin again.
We wake
to the mercy of the sun’s redeeming light.
Always new
always gift
always blessing.
We wake
to the forgiveness of this new day.
J.P Newell

Prayer

May I greet each new day with gratitude.

Action

Enjoy the freshness of each new day, its opportunity to begin again, to rectify wrongs, to embrace peace.

Suggested Reading

Blessed are the forgiving for they are free.
Matthew 5:7

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Meister Eckhart

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
B. Priestly

It’s never too late to start over!
Lynne Gentry

There is something beautiful about a blank canvas, the nothingness of the beginning that is so simple and breathtakingly pure. It’s the paint that changes its meaning and the hand that creates the story. Every piece begins the same, but in the end they are all uniquely different.
Piper Payne

I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.
Oprah Winfrey

Hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Fresh start, begins now.
Germany Kent

The beginning is always today.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
 

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Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.

Prayer

A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)

We light the candle of love.
For God so loved the world, that a Child was given;
a Savior in the form of love incarnate.
As we light these candles of hope, peace and love,
Let us give thanks for God’s enduring love.

(Light the third candle)

 

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