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September 2nd, 2014
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. — David Brinkley

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Today, take the criticism of others in stride and try to use it as motivation.



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April 5th, 2011

FAST from videogames, internet surfing, frivolous texting, etc.
PRAY in silent meditation for 20 minutes today.
GIVE someone the opportunity for prayer by taking something off their plate.…

April 4th, 2011

FAST from something you love today (iPod, facebook, chocolate, etc.)
PRAY for God’s love to be felt and experienced by everyone on earth.
GIVE forgiveness to someone who you may no longer feel love towards.…

April 3rd, 2011

FAST from using paper today.
PRAY that you find joy in small things.
GIVE diapers and baby necessities to your local shelter.…

April 2nd, 2011

FAST from yelling or losing your temper today.
PRAY for families in abusive situations.
GIVE a call today to an influential male figure in your life.…

April 1st, 2011

FAST from watching any videos, films or TV today.
PRAY for your own willingness to accept others.
GIVE money to a charity organization from a religion other than your own.…

March 31st, 2011

FAST — recommit to your Lenten promises today.
PRAY for stamina to continue your Lenten Journey.
GIVE give $3 to your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

March 30th, 2011

FAST from using your strength to affect other people negatively.
PRAY for wisdom in our leaders at this time.
GIVE at least 30 minutes of physical activity today.…

March 29th, 2011

FAST from thinking your own worries and troubles are more important than those of others.
PRAY to know God’s will.
GIVE words of encouragement to a friend who is discerning God’s path for them.…

March 28th, 2011

FAST from one of your usual prayer practices today.
PRAY — spend time in God’s presence today.
GIVE time today to just be with a friend.…

March 27th, 2011

FAST — live today without drama.
PRAY that your eyes be open to the glory of your surroundings and God’s creation.
GIVE your old eyeglasses to the needy, or donate to an organization that helps the blind.…

March 26th, 2011

FAST from procrastinating today.
PRAY for victims of genocide.
GIVE single moments throughout your day to help others who seem in need.…

March 25th, 2011

FAST from a meal today in solidarity with the poor.
PRAY for an end to child labor and modern day slavery.
GIVE money to a program that battles slavery.…

March 24th, 2011

FAST from standing on your soapbox today.
PRAY that you continue to be open to learning.
GIVE by sharing a life lesson you have learned with someone today.…

March 23rd, 2011

FAST from unnecessary conversation today.
PRAY to hear God in the silence.
GIVE time today to listen to someone who needs a friendly ear.…

March 22nd, 2011

FAST — don’t sweat the small stuff today.
PRAY for courage in your life.
GIVE inspiration to be courageous to a friend who is having a rough time.…

March 21st, 2011

FAST from watching cable news networks today.
PRAY about something in your faith that you struggle with or question.
GIVE time to an issue you have questions about.…

March 20th, 2011

FAST from multitasking while you are talking with someone today.
PRAY for perseverance in your Lenten sacrifices.
GIVE the gift of active listening today.…

March 19th, 2011

FAST from unnecessary clothing purchases for the remainder of Lent.
PRAY to see beyond the outward appearance of everyone you meet today.
GIVE old clothes to a local charity.…

March 18th, 2011

FAST from worrying today.
PRAY on Jesus telling you, ‘Be not afraid.’
GIVE $5 to your Fast Pray Give bowl.…

March 17th, 2011

FAST from being discouraged today.
PRAY for those without hope.
GIVE someone encouragement to try again.…

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