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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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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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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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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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Father and Son

Priorities

A child arrived the other day… He came to the world in the usual way. But there were planes to catch and bills to pay… He learned to walk while I was away. And he was talking before I knew it. And as he grew, he’d say, “I’m gonna be like you…” My son turned […]

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Trust

As he lay on his hospital deathbed in Melbourne, an Australian Marist Brother told his gathered friends and relatives the story of his spirituality. It came from a personal experience he had a few years ago, when he met the “Flying Rodleighs” after a circus performance in Freiburgh, Germany. He told them: “One day I […]

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How Do You Carry Your Loads

How Do You Carry Your Loads?

I compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the year to a great bundle of sticks, far too large for us to lift. But God does not require us to carry the whole at once. He mercifully unties the bundle, and gives us first one stick, which we are to […]

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Which Attitude Do I Have To Wear Today?

The differences in human life depend, for the most part, not on what people do, but upon the meaning and purpose of their acts. All are born, all die, all lose their loved ones, nearly all marry and nearly all work, but the significance of these acts may vary enormously. The same physical act may […]

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How Do You Worship?

I worship best when I’m climbing a mountain, or walking along a river, or sitting at the edge of a lake, for then all of God’s glory is before me and about me; it all becomes a part of me as my senses expand to accept it all. There always comes a moment of exultation […]

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Youth Reflections

Youth

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means […]

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Points of View

On Respecting Ones Opinion Two flies were strolling along the ceiling of an apartment. “You know”, remarked the first fly, “humans are so silly”. “People are silly?” replied the second fly. “How do you figure that?” The first fly shrugged his wings. “Just take a look,” he said. “They spend good money building a nice […]

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