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September 18th, 2014
Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm. — Dorothy Day

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Today, remember the power of your words and pay a compliment to at least three people.



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April 11th, 2014

FAST from your daily speciality coffee or other go-to pick-me-up beverage. And remember, no meat!
PRAY for God to show you how to live more simply.
GIVE the money you would have spent on your speciality coffee or pick-me-up drink to someone in need.…

April 10th, 2014

FAST from being snarky in your social media comments today.
PRAY for healing with someone who you’ve hurt with your words.
GIVE at least five positive and uplifting comments to others on social media today.
Photo: CNS/Jonathan Tramontana…

April 9th, 2014

FAST from making excuses.
PRAY for the courage to own up to your mistakes.
GIVE give a Benjamin ($100 bill) to Busted Halo to keep these calendars coming. Thank you!…

April 8th, 2014

FAST from laziness today.
PRAY in thanksgiving for those who have brought happiness to you.
GIVE to your coworkers or roommates by cleaning up a common space.…

April 7th, 2014

FAST from being anxious about the future.
PRAY that God shows you how to use your gifts.
GIVE — help someone carry their load, literally or figuratively.…

April 6th, 2014

FAST from the need for instant gratification at work, on the Internet, or while shopping this week.
PRAY for the discernment to know the difference between your wants and your real needs.
GIVE $25 to Kiva, a global micro-lending organization helping people in poverty.…

April 5th, 2014

FAST from being mean — even in your head.
PRAY for the person at work/school who annoys you.
GIVE by making amends for a past wrongdoing.
Photo: CNS/Lionsgate…

April 4th, 2014

FAST from eating meat today.
PRAY for people contemplating suicide.
GIVE — spend time today with someone who is sad or depressed.…

April 3rd, 2014

FAST from watching violent media (TV, movies, video games) today.
PRAY for the victims of gun violence and their families.
GIVE an expression of gratitude to a first responder (police officer, fire fighter, EMT) today.…

April 2nd, 2014

FAST from thinking badly about another today.
PRAY for equal rights for all throughout the world today.
GIVE a kind word to someone who you’ve had negative feelings toward.
Photo: CNS/Tami Chappell, Reuters…

April 1st, 2014

FAST from being argumentative. Listen to what other people have to say.
PRAY for patience when someone is getting on your last nerve today.
GIVE $10 or more to the Will Rogers Institute.…

March 31st, 2014

FAST from buying bottled water this week.
PRAY for the people who depend on God’s oceans and waterways for their livelihoods.
GIVE — tighten leaky faucets and pipes in your house or apartment.…

March 30th, 2014

FAST — from lustful thoughts today.
PRAY for people to have deeper and more meaningful connections with one another.
GIVE all people you encounter today respect by treating them like they are blessings from God.…

March 29th, 2014

FAST from dwelling on things that make you upset (yes, this includes stalking your ex on social media).
PRAY for those who suffer from depression and loneliness.
GIVE joy to someone who needs it by smiling at every single person you encounter today — whether you know them or not.…

March 27th, 2014

FAST from asking for things. Depend on the people around you for what you need.
PRAY to see yourself as God sees you.
GIVE — send three unexpected thank you notes.…

March 26th, 2014

FAST from complaining.
PRAY to see God in all things today.
GIVE away five things that you don’t need.…

March 25th, 2014

FAST from making a big deal out of something that is not.
PRAY today for others’ needs and concerns instead of your own.
GIVE extra appreciation to someone who serves you today.…

March 24th, 2014

FAST from being too hard on yourself today.
PRAY for God to show you how to forgive yourself.
GIVE $10 or more to Busted Halo where we provide a daily boost for your spiritual journey.…

March 23rd, 2014

FAST from gossip and gossipy media.
PRAY for the people you have gossiped about.
GIVE — volunteer at your church. Sign up to be a greeter, lector, teacher, coffee hour, nursery duty, food pantry, etc.…

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