Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 7

Reflection Those who rise early to seek God will find blessing. Ecclesiasticus 32:14 There is a contemplative feeling to the early morning which is conducive to prayer. Usually, the sun is just rising, it is quiet and there is an opportunity for solitude. The only sounds are the stirrings of new beginnings. Morning brings a sense of freshness and gratitude…

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July 6

Reflection The universe is energized by the outpouring of Love. With the gift of life we all begin to journey within that creative love. We are empowered to be conduits of Love on this earth. Love of God, neighbor and self are in the make-up of our very beings. The creative act makes us all one. That there are sometimes…

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July 5

Reflection They said, “Where did this man get all this? Mark 6:1-6 The people of Nazareth heard the message Jesus was preaching and rejected it because they thought they knew everything there was to know about him. He had grown up among them, they knew his family, they knew that he had no formal training. To them, Jesus was just…

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July 4

Reflection We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. July 4, 1776 This national…

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July 3

Reflection In the length of daylight and the heat of the summer days, as thunderstorms crack against the sky and as you visit the shore or spend time on vacation out of the concrete of the city, silently meditate on the vastness of the universe, the majesty of the ocean, the power of natural forces and the connection we each…

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July 2

Reflection When we experience grief, sorrow, or pain we long for someone or something to alleviate and soothe our suffering. The caring understanding words of others, their shared wisdom and the comfort of their affection gives us strength and moves us toward healing. To break through our own hurt and be able to recognize the same need in others, to…

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July 1

Reflection Even though holy cards paint saints as unnaturally pious and sentimental, real saints are usually in touch with reality and courageous enough to live out their truth. They aren’t perfect people but they are people who dare to live out their own integrity the best way they can. They don’t perform any obvious miracles but their lives may impact…

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