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September 21st, 2014
It has been often said, very truely, that religion is the thing that makes the ordinary man feel extraordinary; it is an equally important truth that religion is the thing that makes the extraordinary man feel ordinary. — Charles Dickens

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Before you pray, try to think of an transcendent experience you may have had at a religious service.



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April 22nd, 2012

Read Phil Fox Rose’s Earth Day reflection and look for opportunities today to see God in the nature around you. If possible, take a moment tonight to look at the stars of the spring night sky.…

April 21st, 2012

Today, think about the goals you had set for yourself in the past year. How have you progressed? How can you improve?…

April 20th, 2012

When you find yourself today dwelling on the past or living too far into the future with plans and anxiety, remember to be in the moment and savor the right then and there of what God has given you.…

April 19th, 2012

When you are faced with your mountain today remember that God will help you reach the summit.…

April 17th, 2012

Today, contemplate on God’s limitless forgiveness and what that truly means for you.…

April 16th, 2012

If things don’t go your way today, keep in mind that from this roadblock comes opportunity.…

April 15th, 2012

Today, think about all of the ways God has interceded in your life in ways you didn’t expect. Be prepared for more of the same.…

April 14th, 2012

Today, think about your goals and what’s holding you back. Think about ways to overcome these obstacles.…

April 12th, 2012

Consider the little things that happened today. What do you think was the purpose behind them?…

April 10th, 2012

Today, go outside of your comfort zone to talk to someone you either do not know or do not know well.…

April 9th, 2012

Do not let the things you have lost cast a shadow on the priceless things you have gained in their absence.…

April 7th, 2012

FAST from looking in the mirror today and instead close your eyes and concentrate on all the beauty you have within yourself that you can share with others.
PRAY that you never pass yourself or any other person by without regarding what beautiful creatures we all are capable of being.
GIVE $5 to an organization that works to keep nature beautiful today (e.g., The Nature Conservancy or Greenpeace).…

April 6th, 2012

FAST from one meal today.
PRAY for anyone who puts their life on the line for a cause they believe in — facing violence, prison, and sometimes possible death.
GIVE time to be a witness for a cause you are passionate about. Go to the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s list of issues and action ideas for suggestions.…

April 5th, 2012

FAST from trying to control everything today.
PRAY for the willingness to let the Spirit of God lead your life.
GIVE some of the time you normally would have used trying to figure out how to control things (at least a half hour), to a task that is helpful to others.…

April 4th, 2012

FAST from listening to your radio/MP3 player or reading on your commute.
PRAY — Read the suggestions in these articles, Get Outdoors and Sun Worship, for ideas, then spend time in nature today and focus on the wonders that surround you.
GIVE a gift to Waterkeeper Alliance to help keep our waterways clean and free of pollution.
(You can read about Rachel Carson here.)…

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