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Forgiveness

“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day, all the time. You have to keep remembering the bad things. It’s too much work.” – Frank Roennfeldt (Light between Oceans, the movie)  

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Behind Every Behavior Is a Belief

Whenever you are confused about why you did something, look for a “belief”. Beliefs compel you to do what you might otherwise think is stupid. The belief isn’t stupid. It’s just a belief. Change the belief and you change the behavior. Most people will have no clue that their behavior comes from their own beliefs. […]

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Everything Is a Projection from Inside You

You’ll find this hard to believe at first, but everything in your life is a projection from the shadow side of your own mind. I told you this would be hard to grasp. Blame and excuses are easy. They let you avoid responsibility. But your life is all about total responsibility. When you look around, […]

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Never break the pot that once gave you water. Never bite the hands that once fed you. Never despise the home that once gave you shelter. Never punch holes in the umbrella that once gave you cover. Never insult the breasts that once gave you pleasure. And never malign the church that once gave you fire. If, for now, you have outgrown their usefulness, leave them intact, and go quietly and honorably. For it may be the time and season of breakthrough for others also. Be careful how you close a door. Never ever bang it, you may need to walk through that same door tomorrow.

Inspiring Reflection on “Looking Back”

  Never break the pot that once gave you water. Never bite the hands that once fed you. Never despise the home that once gave you shelter. Never punch holes in the umbrella that once gave you cover. Never insult the breasts that once gave you pleasure. And never malign the church that once gave […]

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Child Rewarded With Ice Cream

Do You Punish or Do You Reward?

A four-year-old was sulking under the table. He had been refused a second helping of ice-cream. His mother ordered him out, but the boy wouldn’t budge. She fried coaxing, but nothing doing. When finally she promised him the ice-cream, he trotted out triumphantly and they both went out to get his reward from the fridge. […]

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Reflections and motivational stories - Hope and Perseverance

Hope and Perseverance

Many years ago, there lived a very old man in North China. His house faced South and right in front of his door stood the two gigantic peaks of Taihung and Wangwu. They blocked his way to the south. So, he sat down with his sons and made a solemn promise and then got out […]

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Reflections on Possessions, is there a guaranteed way to happiness and heaven

Is There a Guaranteed Way to Happiness and Heaven?

Reflections on Material Possessions A hermit was sitting in front of his tiny hut and gazing across the expanse of the prairie around him. A young man approached and asked him, “Is there some guaranteed way to happiness and heaven?” “Oh yes,” replied the holy man. “But it is only for athletes.” “Great!” said the […]

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Humor Stories : Christian Lion

The Christian Lion

One day Bill was hunting in the woods. It had been a slow day and he had yet to shoot any game. Suddenly, he heard a noise behind him. He whirled around and saw a ferocious mountain lion only twenty feet away. Bill quickly raised his rifle to his shoulder, took aim and pulled the […]

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Reflections on Relaxation

Reflections on Relaxation

They say that St. John the Apostle liked to play with his pet sparrow from time to time. One day a hunter came to visit him and was surprised to see such a famous man playing.  He surely could use that time doing something good and important. So he asked the saint “Why do you […]

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lenten reflections love and laws

Lenten Reflections – Love and Laws

Notice how the world has upheld the notion of love as triumphant defiance. From the classic Romeo and Juliet, to the recent Twilight series, people are enthralled by tales of lovers defying directives, dispositions, decorum, death, and destiny. Today’s First Reading, however, upends that notion of love. The Exodus lists the Decalogue as a code […]

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Story of the Shoemaker

The Wealthy Man and the Shoemaker

Sometimes we do wish or pray that we win the lottery or get rich with lots of money. Our shoemaker on this story got that wish unexpectedly, but he was not happy. Check it out.. There was once a poor shoemaker who was always in a good mood.  He was so happy that he sang […]

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birthday reflections prayers

Birthday Reflection Prayers

Thank You For My Being Today, O Lord, I celebrate my birthday. There are a few words I want to say which vividly express my feelings and the thoughts uppermost in my mind I address them to you, Lord: Thank you so much! I thank you for this beautiful life.. nurtured and cared for by […]

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An Athlete's Prayer

An Athlete’s Prayer

I thank you, O God, for giving me a body which is fit and strong, And for making me able to use it well. In my training, Help me never to shirk the discipline which I know that I need And that I ought to accept. In my leisure and in my pleasure, Help me […]

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prayer before bed at night

Nightly Prayer Before Going to Bed

Dear Lord God – Thank you for the day today. I tried to do everything to the best of my abilities. I may have done few things right and others wrong. Please forgive my mistakes and help me to be humble with my successes. God, I want to forget any past that is not worth […]

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Helen Keller - Dealing with Challenges and Adversities

Dealing With Challenges and Adversities

What are the odds of someone doing extraordinary things if that person lost their sight, hearing and speech at nineteen months of age? Helen Keller overcame enormous disadvantages to influence the world. Although her teacher and mentor, Anne Sullivan, achieved great results with her, ultimately, Keller’s success was up to Keller. How many of you […]

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Just Keep "PUSH"-ing

Just Keep Pushing

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with […]

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Devotion to Mary

Devotional Prayers with Mary

Whenever we pray the rosary we always wonder what is its root and history. Below are three of the common devotional prayers in honor of the Blessed Mother.  Notice that the petition aren’t equating Mary with God or comparing her abilities with Jesus’ abilities. These are simply asking for Mary’s help and for her intercession. […]

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Creating Opportunity

I do a lot of management training each year for the Circle K Corporation, a national chain of convenience stores. Among the topics we address in our seminars is the retention of quality employees – a real challenge to managers when you consider the pay scale in the service industry. During these discussions, I ask […]

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Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit… By all means pray, and don’t you quit. Success is failure […]

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The Two Farmers Story - Inspirational Reflection

Brotherly Love

Pure Intentions Can Never Go Wrong Two brothers worked together on a family farm. One was unmarried and the other married with children. They shared what they grew equally as they always did, produce and profit. But one day, the single brother said to himself, “You know, it’s not right that we should share the […]

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The Lizard Story -stories for reflection

The Lizard Story

A Simple Strategy on How A Simple Gesture Of Friendship Can Win an Enemy A student with great interest in an enthusiasm for the Third World went to India and soon suffered a culture shock. Suddenly, everything annoyed him: the climate, the food, the living conditions, the strange mysterious faces around him. But what really […]

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Workplace prayers

Prayer Before Making a Decision

Workplace Prayers To decide and act in the light of your Holy Will O God, author of life and source of goodness, I come to you and humbly implore your divine assistance. I sincerely promise to decide and do things not on the basis of what I want nor of what others desire, not solely […]

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Work Prayer Reflections

Work Prayer To Start A Fresh Day

The Lord is my pace-setter. I shall no rush. He makes me stop and rest for quite intervals. He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity. He leads me in ways of efficiency through calmness of mind. His guidance is peace even though I have a great many things to accomplish. I […]

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Prayer Meeting Reflections

Opening Prayer Inspiration

There is a Perfect Time for Everything For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time […]

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Spiritual Reflections - Prayers

God’s Ways – Prayer Reflections

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there […]

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Random Act of Kindness

Short Reflection: Kindness

Theodore Isaac Rubin remarked: “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” Yet, there are some of us too busy developing projects and ascending careers to look to the work of kindness and the world of love. We see so often the world only as an opportunity […]

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Canadian Geese in V Formation

How Canadian Geese Stand By Each Other

The Canadian Goose Story – An Inspiring Reflection on How Mere Creatures Display Their Loyalty and Brotherhood Ever wonder why Canadian Geese fly in V formation?  Read on… Next autumn, when you see a group of geese heading south for the winter, flying along in V formation –  you might consider what science has discovered […]

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Spiritual Insights on Character and Reputation

What Do We Value Most?

Is It Character or Reputation? I stumbled upon this very enriching insight from Atlee Beechy. He shared how his teachers have inspired him on how to always check on himself, on how would he gauge himself as he reacted on things or respond on a situation.  My favorite part is when he always have to […]

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Spiritual Prayers for Meetings

Team Meeting Reflections at Work

Spiritual Team Meeting Prayers During Team Meetings We are thankful, O Lord for giving us the opportunity to work for this project and for giving us the direction in reaching our goals. Remind us always, O Dear Lord that it is our duty to develop fair and sensible strategies And to acknowledge your spiritual presence […]

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50th birthday prayers

50th Birthday Party Prayer

Blessings and Prayer Father in Heaven, we thank you for this awesome occasion, as we celebrate <the Celebrant’s Name> 50th birthday. We thank you for his/her gift of health, talent and abundance. We also thank you for his/her caring family and friends. We ask that the Holy Spirit, always continue to shower him/her with steadfast […]

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