Archive for July, 2011
Lord, may I reflect on my own spiritual journey today with the realization that others are following theirs
Looking back now, I mourn the mutual wounds inflicted in verbal battles with the ‘unsaved.’ In fact, I have chosen to delete that particular term from my vocabulary as I have learned that even with my $500 European-designer bifocals, I cannot see into a persons heart to know his spiritual condition. All I can do is tell the jagged tale of my own spiritual journey and declare that my life has been better for having followed Christ.
– Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Same Kind of Different as Me
Lord, help me to understand that my temperament, as well as those I will come in contact with today, is a gift from you
Sometimes we miss the obvious–and never is this truer than when it comes to dealing with ourselves. Mood swings, emotional reactions, ups and downs, knee-jerk responses, and apparently incorrigible behavioral ruts are the cause of countless heartaches and frustrations with ourselves and others.
– Father Thomas Berg, L.C., M.A., Ph.D. from
The Temperament God Gave You
Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
– Matthew 10:11-13
For the optimism that comes from knowing that I’ve got the promise of the Almighty as my protection, I pray
The French philosopher Voltaire once defined optimism as ‘the mania of maintaining that everything is well when we are wretched.’ Some people are blessed with an upbeat personality that allows them to view life through rose-colored glasses and ‘make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.’ But even sunny-souled people can’t ward off all the shadows, certainly not forever, not without a sure word for an omnipotent God.
– Robert J. Morgan
The Promise: How God Works All Things Together for Good
Amazon terminates deal with 25,000 Calif. Affiliates: Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California’s tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say. The bill, AB 28X, takes effect immediately. The state Board of Equalization says the tax will raise $200 million a year, but critics claim it will raise nothing because online retailers will end their affiliate programs rather than collect the tax.
– Jan Norman
The Orange County Register