Your daily bread...

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Does your belief system or practice have a daily reading? I once enjoyed a list to read the Bible in a year....my mother has always had a devotional of sorts mailed to her...

    This thread is to post your practice or a reading from another source... A course in miracles has a specific task/thought each day...as does many Lenten studies and counting the omer...

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    Unity's Daily Word...

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Forgive
    IN FORGIVING, I FIND PEACE.


    If I find myself upset or hurt by something another person did or said to me, I may feel justified in holding on to resentment. In that moment, I have a choice to make. Do I perpetuate the injustice by remaining unforgiving? Or do I let Spirit work through me and choose to forgive, thus bringing healing energy into the situation?

    Forgiveness is a simple yet profound act that frees me to move forward. I do not condone the harmful actions of another, but still I can find it in my heart to forgive and release the situation. Forgiveness is an expression of God’s love through me.

    With forgiveness, I am able to look for and find the good in others and to feel the good in myself. In forgiving, I find peace.

    Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone.—Mark 11:25
     
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    Catholics/Orthodox have the Liturgical calendar which runs through daily readings on a three-year cycle.

    There are a number of other daily reading resources as well.
     
  4. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    I like to tune-in to Shepherd's Chapel most mornings. No preaching. The good Pastor just reads from the KJV chapter by chapter, verse by verse and answers peoples write-in questions afterward. I don't agree with every interpretation, but do enjoy the readings. The Bible is sometimes easier to understand when someone reads it to you rather than reading it yourself.
     
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    Link?
     
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    Interesting....I think I find it so as well...but for most audio books....I find reading a better way to absorb the material...
     
  7. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    I think that's because, reading the Bible requires quite a bit more discernment than your average book and hearing the words read aloud is very helpful in that regard. Especially if the reader explains some of the idioms along the way rather than just deadpan recital. That really makes the Bible come alive and even though I don't agree with everything they say, that's what I like most about Shepherd's Chapel.
     
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    Reading aloud was the common practice until the late middle ages. People rarely read in silence, and I remember when I read this, that the material was referenced by citations of those, bemused by the observation of someone reading in silence.

    Reading aloud also engages the whole body, whereas reading in silence is a mental exercise.

    Writers and all manner of thinkers have long noted that physical activity, especially walking, is really conducive to creative thought and problem-solving. Then again, others have noted how 'sleeping on a problem' is another way of creative thought ... so all sorts of processes are going on.

    The only proviso I would add is it is never good to 'go to sleep on an argument' with your partner. Sort it out ...
     
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    People who have a daily reading are more knowledgeable about the Bible. I have read the Bible front to back four times and also sometimes spend all day studying on my days off work. I hope that the Bible is enjoyable to others as much as it is to me.
     

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