To Fast or Not To Fast…that is the question

As we approach the season of Lent, I ponder whether or not to take my usual sabbatical from social media, namely Facebook. I know that Lent 2021 will begin on Wednesday, February 17 and ends on Saturday, April 3. For the past several years, my “doing without” has meant I stay off all social media during thatContinue reading “To Fast or Not To Fast…that is the question”

Daily Readings for Friday, April 10th

Meditation for the Day Pride stands sentinel at the door of the heart and shuts out the love of God. God can only dwell with the humble and the obedient. Obedience to God’s will is the key unlocking the door to God’s kingdom. You cannot obey God to the best of your ability without inContinue reading “Daily Readings for Friday, April 10th”

Daily Readings for Thursday, April 9th

Meditation for the Day All that depresses you, all that you fear, is really powerless to harm you. These things are but phantoms. So arise from earth’s bonds, from depression, distrust, fear, and all that hinders your new life. Arise to beauty, joy, peace, and work inspired by love. Rise from death to life. YouContinue reading “Daily Readings for Thursday, April 9th”

Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 8th

Meditation for the Day You must make a stand for God. Believers in God are considered by some as peculiar people. You must even be willing to be deemed a fool for the sake of your faith. You must be ready to stand aside and let the fashions and customs of the world go by,Continue reading “Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 8th”

Daily Readings for Tuesday, April 7th

Meditation for the Day When trouble comes, do not say: “Why should this happen to me?” Leave yourself out of the picture. Think of other people and their troubles and you will forget about your own. Gradually get away from yourself and you will know the consolation of unselfish service to others. After a while,Continue reading “Daily Readings for Tuesday, April 7th”

Daily Readings for Monday, April 6th

Meditation for the Day God irradiates your life with the warmth of His spirit. You must open up like a flower to this divine irradiation. Loosen your hold on earth, its cares, and its worries. Unclasp your hold on material things, relax your grip, and the tide of peace and serenity will flow in. RelinquishContinue reading “Daily Readings for Monday, April 6th”

Daily Readings for Thursday, April 2nd

Meditation for the Day Not what you do so much as what you are, that is the miracle-working power. You can be a force for good, with the help of God. God is here to help you and to bless you, here to company with you. You can be a worker with God. Changed byContinue reading “Daily Readings for Thursday, April 2nd”

Daily Readings for Monday, March 30th

Meditation for the Day Be calm, be true, be quiet. Do not get emotionally upset by anything that happens around you. Feel a deep, inner security in the goodness and purpose in the universe. Be true to your highest ideals. Do not let yourself slip back into the old ways of reacting. Stick to yourContinue reading “Daily Readings for Monday, March 30th”

A shared reading: 7 Surprising Ways COVID-19 Is Changing the Way You Think

If you are like most people, the COVID-19 virus has you stressed out, even if you are not sick. You may feel tired, worried, apathetic, anxious, frustrated, depressed, or afraid. You may even be angry or disgusted because you think some people aren’t taking the pandemic seriously enough, while others are being overzealous and unnecessarily panicked. You might believe that theContinue reading “A shared reading: 7 Surprising Ways COVID-19 Is Changing the Way You Think”

Daily Readings for Sunday, March 22nd

Meditation for the Day You cannot have a spiritual need that God cannot supply. Your fundamental need is a spiritual need, the need of power to live the good life. The best spiritual supply is received by you when you want it to pass on to other people. You get it largely by giving itContinue reading “Daily Readings for Sunday, March 22nd”