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August 21st, 2014
I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth. — Sonia Sotomayor

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Today, be aware of the reasons behind your actions. Are you doing things for yourself or to impress others around you?



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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.

March 3rd, 2010

Fast from spreading negative attitudes today.
Pray for someone in your life who you know is going through a difficult time.
Give… a helping hand to someone who seems to be struggling today.

March 2nd, 2010

Fast: Trim some fat off your spending this week — put yourself on a  budget.
Pray for those who are poor.
Give… a donation of gently used clothes to your local homeless shelter or Salvation Army.

March 1st, 2010

Fast from thinking that you have all the answers.
Pray in a place that brings you wonder and awe.
Give… some time to cleaning up a place of natural beauty today.

February 28th, 2010

Fast from taking yourself too seriously today.
Pray: Try to share your laughter with God in prayer today.
Give…: Make someone laugh today.

February 27th, 2010

Fast from seeing yourself as the center of the universe.
Pray: In your prayers today, acknowledge how infinitely bigger God is than you are.
Give…: Spend some time to find charities in your area and make a commitment to donate your time.

February 26th, 2010

Fast from unfair assumptions.
Reflect on how those unfair assumptions have limited you.
Give… someone the gift of actually listening to them.

February 25th, 2010

Fast from buying anything today.
Pray for the wisdom to see and act when others are in need.
Give…: Plan a day in the near future for volunteer service.

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