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Friday, 08 January 2016 10:42

Prayer of the Day 1-8-15

Prayer:  Lord help us to know your true love for us and for the world.  Help us to love as you love; thereby, bringing peace to the world.  Help us to reveal your love to all people.  Amen

Thursday, 07 January 2016 14:25

Bible Vs. 1-7-15

Be merciful as your Father is merciful… Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you…  For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.  Lk. 6:36-38

Happy New Year!  A new year is a new beginning, and many people begin this new year, this new beginning, with resolutions.  Most resolutions reflect our wanting to be better people, whether in health, by losing a few pounds or in character by being kinder to those folks that we meet.  Pope Francis has declared this new year a jubilee year of Mercy.  It is like making a resolution that all of us need to be more merciful to ourselves and to those around us.  How can we do this?  First we might want to improve our relationship with God.  We need to want what God wants.  God shows us how to live with compassion, love and joy.  How about we just start with being patient in the grocery store line when we get the clerk in training?  We can graduate to the more difficult stuff later. 

Monday, 04 January 2016 08:11

Motivational Monday 1-4-16

Say yes to life

by Ralph Marston

Life is begging you to achieve, to succeed, to live at your highest level. Every problem, every joy, every disappointment, every situation is ripe with opportunity for massive fulfillment.

Imagine what can happen when you open yourself up to more of those opportunities. Think of how life can be when you say yes to all it offers.

You don’t have to hide from the challenges or let them shut you down. Say yes to the challenges, and engage your ability to transform them into strength and achievement.

Positive possibilities are embedded in everything that happens. Say yes to whatever comes your way, and be the person to forge those possibilities into great value.

Don’t get bogged down analyzing how difficult or easy the task might be. Grab the opportunities life is begging you to take, and do what you know you must do.

Shout out a great big, enthusiastic yes to whatever life hands you. And transform it into something great.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/motivate/160104.html
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:43

Spotlight 12-29-15

All of us have a guardian angel.  It is the job of that angel to look after us.  Protecting us from physical and spiritual harm.  It is our job to tune into what our angel is telling us.  We do that by praying.  We do that by asking acknowledging our angel and asking our angel to help us.  There are many angels.  One angel mentioned in the bible is the archangel Raphael.  He is found in the Old Testament.  The Lord sends Raphael to heal TAll of us have a guardian angel.  It is the job of that angel to look after us.  Protecting us from physical and spiritual harm.  It is our job to tune into what our angel is telling us.  We do that by praying.  We do that by asking acknowledging our angel and asking our angel to help us.  There are many angels.  One angel mentioned in the bible is the archangel Raphael.  He is found in the Old Testament.  The Lord sends Raphael to heal Tobit from his blindness and Sarah from her spiritual ills.  Raphael is known  as the healing archangel.

obit from his blindness and Sarah from her spiritual ills.  Raphael is known  as the healing archangel.  

Monday, 28 December 2015 08:39

Bible Vs. 12-28-15

 Luke 10:2: The harvest is plenty, but laborers are few.  Come with me into the fields.

Friday, 18 December 2015 10:36

Picture of the Day 12-18-15

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:48

Shrine Spotlight 12-16-15

Follow the example of St. Nicholas by coming to pray with us and getting something religious for Christmas.  Join us in prayer on December 24th at the 10:00 PM Mass and at Mass on Christmas day December 25th at 8:00 AM.  The gift shop is closed both of those days. 

Monday, 14 December 2015 08:32

Motivational Monday 12-14-15

Positive feelings

by Ralph Marston

The way you felt up until this minute is no longer relevant. What matters now is not how you used to feel, but how you choose to feel.

If you’ve felt weary or listless, discouraged or distracted, that’s all over. You’ve just arrived at the opportunity to feel energetic and enthusiastic, purposeful and focused.

There’s never any reason to complain about how bad you feel. Because you can always choose how good to feel.

Pick a feeling that will serve you well, and then fill yourself with that feeling. Positive feelings are just as accessible and realistic as negative ones, plus they’re a whole lot more fun and productive.

Feel empowered, feel creative, feel motivated and eager to take action. Instead of letting any outside factor get you down, let your own intentions lift you up and push you forward.

Decide now to feel creative, productive, joyful, energetic and ready to give your best to every situation. Choose positive feelings, and act so that life unfolds according to your choice.

© 2015 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/motivate/151214.html
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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 14:02

Spotlight 12-9-15

Merry Christmas, the Savior is born.  If we have kept Advent well we will have the true Christmas spirit.  St. Nicholas is an example of someone who kept Advent very well.  We associate St. Nicholas with Santa Claus because both gave gifts at Christmas.  St. Nicholas gave gifts to those who were in need all year round.  He was a Bishop who lived in around 350.  He had been a wealthy man who gave away all his possessions.  He is most associated with Christmas because around Christmas time he would secretly give small gifts to the children.  One Christmas he threw money in a window of a family who had three daughters.  They were going to be sold into slavery because their father could not pay their dowry. With the money given by St. Nicholas the family was able to stay together.  St. Nicholas kept Advent very well and celebrated the birth of Christ by helping others.

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