Just wanted to say that I redesigned my blog by changing the theme a bit (it’s mobile friendly). I hope you like it! I’ll be posting some blogs in the upcoming months! Your comments are welcomed.
The following reflection is courtesy of Don Schwager (c) 2013, whose website is located at http://www.dailyscripture.net
Meditation: Do you pray with joy and confidence? The Jews were noted for their devotion to prayer. Formal prayer was prescribed for three set
times a day. And the rabbis had a prayer for every occasion. Jesus warns his disciples against formalism, making prayer something mechanical and devoid
of meaning, with little thought for God. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray he gave them the disciple s prayer, what we call the Our Father or Lord’s Prayer. This prayer dares to call God our Father and boldly asks for the things we need to live as his sons and daughters.
It is through the gift of the Holy Spirit that we can know God personally and call him Abba, Father (Romans 8:15). We can approach God our
Father with confidence and boldness because Jesus Christ has opened the way to heaven for us through his death and resurrection. When we ask God for
help, he fortunately does not give us what we deserve. Instead, he responds with grace and favor and mercy. It is his nature to love generously and to
forgive mercifully. When he gives he gives more than we need so we will have something to share with others in their need as well.
God is kind and forgiving towards us and he expects us to treat our neighbor the same. Do you treat others as they deserve, or do you treat them as the
Lord would treat you with his grace and favor and mercy? Jesus prayer includes an injunction that we must ask God to forgive us in proportion as we forgive those who have wronged us. Ask the Lord to free your heart of any anger, bitterness, resentment, selfishness, indifference, or coldness towards others.
Let the Holy Spirit fill you with the fire of his burning love and compassion and with the river of his overflowing mercy and kindness.
Father in heaven, you have given me a mind to know you, a will to serve you, and a heart to love you. Give me today the grace and strength to embrace
your holy will and fill my heart with your love that all my intentions and actions may be pleasing to you. Give me the grace to be charitable in thought,
kind in deed, and loving in speech towards all.”
Excellent video by Darren Hardy (Success Magazine). It shows a new way of developing new skills. I’ve been using some of the tips presented in this clip. Keep learning!
Excellent program from the folks at WorkForce One here in South Florida. It’s called the Professional Placement Network (PPN). I’m a recent graduate of the PPN program which helps out of work persons get back in to the marketplace. Take advantage of this program.
Register here!: https://ppn.wf1broward.com/default.aspx
I just found this gem of a show that many men do not know about. “Crossing the Goal” is a Catholic TV program on EWTN. It encourages men to get more spirituality in their lives and love how it’s in a sports show format setting plus they are on Youtube! Take a listen, you may like it. Danny Abramowicz (former offensive NFL coach and player) is an excellent speaker and part of the Crossing the Goal team.
Here’s some podcasts in mp3 format I have started to listen to:
This extraordinary group in Davie, FL does a great job in helping people look for work, provide job advice, learn new online tools/resources and invite excellent speakers to help the job seeker in today’s job market. See you there on Mondays!
Here’s what they are all about: