Joy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

Challenge:

Starting today, focus on following Christ’s teachings at home, at work, and everywhere else. This indirect route to happiness may not proivde you with a bigger house, new car, or clothes, but it will give you fulfillment, contentment and peace.

Reference:

Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 (NABRE)
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Compassion – Daily TAGline

Thought:

“Visualize World Peace”

Challenge:

Stop a moment and do just that – Visualize… World… Peace… Think of how powerful and wonderful that would be. Help that vision become a reality today by throwing out your prejudices and show empathy to those who are different from you.

Reference:

Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation’s capitol, you will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look.

Challenge:

Take time today to thank God for your freedom of religion. Pray for the safety of those not as fortunate that they may see the day when they can worship in peace.

Reference:

Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalm 127: 1 (NABRE)

Success – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Challenge:

We all suffer temporary setbacks in life.  Ask God to give you the strength to stay the course.  Never give up!

Reference:

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Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, “God, could you get that for me?”

Challenge:

We are all faced with temptations on a daily basis.  The next time you are tempted to do wrong, turn the situation over to God.  He will provide you the answer you are looking for.

Reference:

The hand of our God was on us, and he protected us from enemies and bandits along the way. Ezra 8:31 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The best things in life aren’t things.

Challenge:

In a world that is in a constant pursuit of things, know that you are blessed with the best thing in the world – the Grace of God. Stop right now and thank God for this wonderful blessing you have received through Jesus Christ.

Reference:

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Heaven – Don’t miss it for the world.

Challenge:

Jesus taught us that to gain material things in exchange for our Christian character is worthless. Be watchful today that you don’t give up a part of your soul for something that might seem enticing.

Reference:

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 (NABRE)

Goals – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Are you as much like Jesus as you would like to be?

Challenge:

Make a conscious effort to follow the teachings of Jesus in your daily life. Look for examples in today’s reference and elsewhere in the Bible.

Reference:

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:1-4 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Don’t have anything to be thankful for? Check your pulse.

Challenge:

Your life is the most precious gift from God. Tell someone today how thankful you are that the Lord gave you life by giving up His.

Reference:

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Luke 20:38 (NABRE)

Joy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.

Challenge:

Keep your attitude on a positive note throughout your day. Keep looking for examples of goodness, beauty, love, hope and kindness wherever you go and whatever you do.

Reference:

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus Philippians 2:5 (NABRE)
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