TODAY'S THEME: Facing Challenges with Energy
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Each time the battle begins, when my enemies Doubt and Fear begin the
assault, I act bravely; only cowards want to duel, anyway. I turn my back
on these old adversaries, not deigning to look them in the face. Then
I run away ... to Jesus ...

With every last drop of energy and life I will proclaim my belief in God.
I will cheerfully waive my rights to enjoy any "Heaven on earth," as long
as other poor souls - those who question their faith too - can come to
know God fully in Eternity. In spite of the suffering that has drained
all happiness from my life, I still sing out in prayer, "Lord, you
fill me with joy in everything you do."

Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)
French Carmelite nun known as
"The Little Flower of Jesus"


You have given me the strength of a wild bull;
you poured rich oil upon me...

The just shall flourish like the palm tree,
shall grow like a cedar of Lebanon.

Planted in the house of the Lord,
they shall flourish in the courts of our God.

They shall bear fruit even in old age,
always vigorous and sturdy,

As they proclaim: "The Lord is just;
our rock, in whom there is no wrong."

Psalm 92: 11, 13-16
New American Bible

When we are no longer able to change a situation -
we are challenged to change ourselves.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the
men who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread. They may have
been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof
that everything can be taken away from a man but
one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to
choose one's attitude in any given set of circum-
stances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)
Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist

I do not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every
circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition with
thanksgiving continue to make my wants (and the wants
of others) known to God. Whatever I ask for in prayer,
I believe that it is granted to me, and I will receive it.

The earnest prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous
power available - dynamic in its working. Father, I live in
you - abide virtually united to You - and Your words
remain in me and continue to live in my heart...
When I bear much fruit, You, Father, are
honored and glorified. Hallelujah!

Excerpted from "Prayers that Avail Much,"
By Word Ministries, Inc.
Harrison House, 1991

And now, the Last Word:

Live near to God, so all things will appear to you
little in comparison with eternal realities.

Robert Murray M'Cheyne (1813-1843)
Minister in the Church of Scotland.
Died at 29 during a typhus epidemic.

































Bonus quote:

Let your mind become clear like a still woodland pond.

The Buddha (c. 563 - c. 483 BC)


On today's
Home Page:

Therese of LIsieux;
Book of Psalms;
Viktor Frankl;
Christian prayer;
Robert M'Cheyne