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Knowledge is power.

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March 2017 Blessings ...

Knowledge is power.
Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.
~Kofi Annan

El conocimiento es poder. La información es liberadora. La educación es la premisa del progreso, en cada sociedad, en cada familia

~Kofi Annan

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”
The proverbs 1:5 of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel
King James Version (KJV)

Freedom has its life in the hearts…

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You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

 Galatians 5:13

Freedom has its life in the hearts,
the actions,
the spirit of men
and so it must be daily earned and refreshed –
else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots,
it will wither and die.

~Dwight D. Eisenhower

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♥Sprinkle…

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Sprinkle prayers...

SPRINKLE a seasoning of short prayers on your daily living.

If you see something beautiful,
thank God for it.
If you are aware of someone’s need,
ask God to help. …
You can toss up many such prayers all day long.
They will help you in your meditation
and in your secular employment as well.
Make a habit of it.

~Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life

“As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
2 Samuel 22:31

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Grateful thoughts ♥12-12-12

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12-12-12! It’s here…

It comes around only once every hundred years!

On this day, there remains 13 days until Christmas… 

Loving Father,♥

Help us remember the birth of Jesus,

that we may share in the song of the angels,

the gladness of the shepherds

and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate

and open the door of love all over the world.

Let kindness come with every gift

and good desires with every greeting..

Deliver us from evil by the blessing

which Christ brings,

And teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May Christmas morning

make us happy to be thy children,

and Christmas evening bring us to our beds

with grateful thoughts,

forgiving and forgiven,

for Jesus’ sake.

Amen.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Alive in Christ♥

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♥ As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 
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 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air,
the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 
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 All of us also lived among them at one time,
gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts.
Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 
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 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 
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 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 
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 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 
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 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 
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For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the
gift of God 
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 not by works, so that no one can boast. 
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 For we are God’s handiwork,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works,

which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Strength♥

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“The LORD is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Exodus 15:2

 

For many people,  the heavy responsibilities of home and family
and earning a living absorb all their time and strength.
Yet such a home__ were love is__ may be a light shining in the dark
place, a silent witness to the reality and love of God.♥
~ Olive Wyon