24 Jun Isaiah 49:4 (live simply)
Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength, Yet my reward is with the Lord, my recompense is with my God. Isaiah 49:4 (full readings)
Rich’s thoughts: Today’s highlighted passage made me think how I am often spinning my wheels in every direction with no real focus of what is really important. I am too busy for prayer, too busy to read the Bible, too busy to just stop and enjoy the presence of God. Unless you simplify your life, life might just pass you by. Lord, may I recognize that You are all that I need; You are my everything. Amen.
Sr. Francelle’s devotion: Judge Not.
Faith Challenge: Generously encourage others by sharing devotions.
* NEW: Are you missing your reward? How can you simplify your life so that you are more aware of the presence of God?
Counter-Culture News: LSN, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life. Reality of abortion (images), #1 cause of death (23% of pregnancies)…expose this unjust peace, setting Unborn/parents free.
* NEW: Study: Abortion More Than Tripled Breast Cancer Risk for Sri Lankan Women
Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together, and close to God (footnotes). Prayer to end abortion, Peters family (JP).
* NEW: Joe Hourigan (for his sister Kate), Carol Nesbitt (father in law passed away).
Feast Day: The Nativity of John the Baptist
Faith Quotes: “Live simply, so that other may simply live.” – Mother Teresa
Through Christ our Lord,