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July 23rd, 2014
There is but one way to tranquility of mind and happiness, and that is to account no external things thine own, but to commit all to God. — Epictetus

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Today, try to abandon the notion of material possession. When you accept that you are merely a steward of what has been given to you, you will find peace.



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March 23rd, 2010

Fast from complaining about the way things are.
Pray for the willingness to accept whatever change may come.
Give… your attention to making a clear decision to do something today that will make the world a better place.

March 22nd, 2010

Fast from the little white lies you tell to yourself and others.
Pray that you have the strength to live authentically.
Give… a kind and truthful compliment to someone in your life.

March 20th, 2010

Fast from the need to be in control today.
Pray for anyone in your life who may be struggling with illness.
Give… an hour to visit someone who is ill.

March 19th, 2010

Fast from negative thoughts today.
Pray that those around you have a wonderful day.
Give… your company to someone who could use it today.

March 18th, 2010

Fast from anger.
Pray for the strength to forgive those who have hurt you.
Give… your forgiveness to someone you’ve been struggling to forgive.

March 17th, 2010

Fast from impatience.
Pray for an area in your life where you need more patience.
Give… time to help someone who normally gets on your nerves.

March 16th, 2010

Fast from not sharing your thoughts with others.
Pray for your friends.
Give…: Pick one of the three suggestions in today’s quote and do it.

March 15th, 2010

Fast from teasing and the “just kiddings”  that could hurt others’ feelings.
Pray for forgiveness from those you may have hurt in the past.
Give… someone a hug today.

March 14th, 2010

Fast from self-defeating thoughts.
Pray for the confidence to know that you’ll be up to the task.
Give…:  Educate yourself about disabled people in your community and make an effort to help in any way.

March 13th, 2010

Fast from giving yourself easy fixes (if you’re depressed, don’t go shopping etc..)
Pray: If you’re out of practice or new to prayer start off small and gives thanks before a meal or bed.
Give… a kind word to someone you may have hurt in the past.

March 12th, 2010

Digital Fast: Fast from social networking today.
Pray: Meditate and focus on listening to God.
Give… $10 to the FPG bowl.

March 11th, 2010

Fast from giving excuses about why you can’t help others.
Pray in thanks for good health. If you or someone you love is ill, pray for patience and  strength for a healthy recovery.
Give … blood to a local blood bank or become a volunteer to help at one.

March 10th, 2010

Fast from overusing the word “Love.”
Pray: Reflect on the people who bring joy and happiness to your life.
Give… a phone call, note, even a text to someone, to show your appreciation for them.

March 9th, 2010

Fast from a luxury you enjoy today.
Pray for those who go without luxuries.
Give… a donation to a soup kitchen or other organization that helps to alleviate the need for begging in your community.

March 8th, 2010

Fast from fear.
Pray for the ability to make a difference.
Give…: Take action for a cause about which you often remain silent.

March 7th, 2010

Fast: Get up an hour earlier than normal today.
Pray with thanks for your job if you have one and pray for those who do not have one.
Give… the extra time you have to someone for whom you might otherwise be “too busy.”

March 6th, 2010

Fast from unnecessary talking.
Offer a silent prayer of thanks where you’re not asking for anything.
Give… someone your full attention.

March 5th, 2010

Fast from procrastination right now!
Pray for awareness of where you might be needed.
Give… your time to a project you’ve been avoiding.

March 4th, 2010

Fast from laziness.
Pray that you live up to the gifts God has given you.
Give…: Practice something you have a talent for and share it with someone.

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