Psalm 78:3-4 (speak plainly, small steps)

16 Jan Psalm 78:3-4 (speak plainly, small steps)

Welcome God every morning before your work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith ( All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

What we have heard and know, and what our fathers have declared to us, we will not hide from their sons. We will declare to the generation to come the glorious deeds of the Lord… Psalm 78:3-4

Living Faith snippets: “How plainly do you speak about God? We should try to convey “what we have heard and know” in a way that will reach others where they are. Lord, your love for me is not to be kept to myself. Help me bridge any gaps with others so that the treasure of my faith will be passed on.” by Rebecca Sande

Sister Francelle’s devotion: Read her devotion titled “Blessed Brother Andre‏” at Some snippets: “Brother Andre is well known in Canada and throughout the world, not only for building the largest church in Canada, but for thousands of miracle healings (born 1845). He was uneducated, sickly and could neither read nor write until later in his life. But he was very prayerful and had great devotion to St. Joseph. You and I probably won’t be asked by God to build a cathedral on a mountain, but we each have our own individual mountain to conquer. It is amazing how small steps can lead you up the mountain as they did for Brother Andre. Is there some service you have longed to perform for God and His people, but that you thought was too overwhelming for you? What small bit can you do in this service? You may be called to climb the mountain of forgiveness, of letting go of the past…so that it loses its power to dominate the present.

ProLife news: &
* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (click here for images).
* Let’s pray for courage to communicate the ProLife message through Christ to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).

Our Prayers: Prayer to End Abortion, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, loss of loved ones, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, Mike Castle (eye infection), Dan Castle (alcoholics), Peace in the Middle East (Iraq, Gaza), Lynn McAleece Bishara (Aunt Mary battling cancer), Papa Joe Castle (bleeding in brain), Joe Castle (unsolved medical issues), Lutz Ettrich (girlfriend’s Dad had stroke), Joe Hourigan (end contraception, Pres-elect Obama), Rob Ouellette (Mike & Bill), Jason Peters (health of son JP), Kelley Boddicker (Mom’s surgery)
* Update: Joe Levisky (recovering from pancreatitis)

Faith Quote: Pastor Don Bird shared. “The best exercise one can ever do is to reach down and pick someone up.” unknown author

Through Christ for ProLife,
Phil 4:13

* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on readings at
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that takes our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, judgment, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might lie as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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