Saturday, May 14, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.”
Mary Karr

PSALM OF THE DAY
PS 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
R. (8) The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.
Praise, you servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD.
Blessed be the name of the LORD
both now and forever.
R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.
From the rising to the setting of the sun
is the name of the LORD to be praised.
High above all nations is the LORD;
above the heavens is his glory.
R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.
Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on high
and looks upon the heavens and the earth below?
R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.
He raises up the lowly from the dust;
from the dunghill he lifts up the poor
To seat them with princes,
with the princes of his own people.
R. The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.

SAINT OF THE DAY
“Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit. Without being seen, they are present with you.”
Saint Francis de Sales

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Waking up sober is a good day. I love being able to wake up and do positive things, to go to the gym.”
Rodney King

PSALM OF THE DAY
PS 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20AB
R. (19a) The Lord has established his throne in heaven.
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
R. The Lord has established his throne in heaven.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he put our transgressions from us.
R. The Lord has established his throne in heaven.
The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the LORD, all you his angels,
you mighty in strength, who do his bidding.
R. The Lord has established his throne in heaven.

SAINT OF THE DAY
“May God protect me from gloomy saints.”
Saint Teresa of Avila (lol, love her)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.”
― Heather King, Parched

PSALM OF THE DAY
PS 16:1-2A AND 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
R. (1) Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
I say to the LORD, “My Lord are you.”
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
you it is who hold fast my lot.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
I bless the LORD who counsels me;
even in the night my heart exhorts me.
I set the LORD ever before me;
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
my body, too, abides in confidence;
Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
You will show me the path to life,
fullness of joys in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.

SAINT OF THE DAY
Nothing is far from God. — St. Monica

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy. But the  Bible says to love your enemy.”
Frank Sinatra

PSALM OF THE DAY  PS 68:29-30, 33-35A, 35BC-36AB
R. (33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
Show forth, O God, your power,
the power, O God, with which you took our part;
For your temple in Jerusalem
let the kings bring you gifts.
R. Sing to God, O Kingdoms of the earth.

You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God,
chant praise to the Lord
who rides on the heights of the ancient heavens.
Behold, his voice resounds, the voice of power:
“Confess the power of God!”
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

Over Israel is his majesty;
his power is in the skies.
Awesome in his sanctuary is God, the God of Israel;
he gives power and strength to his people.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

SAINT OF THE DAY
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
Saint Joan of Arc

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”
― Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

PSALM OF THE DAY  PS 68:10-11, 20-21
R. (33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
A bountiful rain you showered down, O God, upon your inheritance;
you restored the land when it languished;
Your flock settled in it;
in your goodness, O God, you provided it for the needy.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
Blessed day by day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for us;
the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

SAINT OF THE DAY
“Teach us to give and not count the cost.”
-St. Ignatius de Loyola

Monday, May 9, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm; but peace amid the storm.
12-step-review.org

PSALM OF THE DAY
Responsorial Psalm PS 68:2-3AB, 4-5ACD, 6-7AB
R. (33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
God arises; his enemies are scattered,
and those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so are they driven;
as wax melts before the fire.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
But the just rejoice and exult before God;
they are glad and rejoice.
Sing to God, chant praise to his name;
whose name is the LORD.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
The father of orphans and the defender of widows
is God in his holy dwelling.
God gives a home to the forsaken;
he leads forth prisoners to prosperity.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

SAINT OF THE DAY
We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures. We are the sum of our Father’s love for us. Saint Pope John Paul, II

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me.
Rob Lowe

PSALM OF THE DAY
God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our king, sing praise.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

SAINT OF THE DAY
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ll quote the Magnificat from the mother of all mothers.
My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the lowly state of his maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. (Lk 1:46-49)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are those who can not or will not completely give themselves to this simple program.
Alcoholics Anonymous

PSALM OF THE DAY
Psalms 47:2-3, 8-10
1Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! 2For the LORD, the Most High, is a great king over all the earth. 7For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! 8God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne. 9The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!

SAINT OF THE DAY
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”
Saint Teresa of Avila

 

May 6, 2016

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SOBER THOUGHT OF THE DAY
so. my only sober thought i have for everyone today is to beg you never to relapse. it’s so difficult to get back to sobriety after relapse. just say no. trust me.

PSALM OF THE DAY
Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Psalm 47:2-7
God is king of all the earth.
All you peoples, clap your hands, shout to God with cries of gladness, For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome, is the great king over all the earth.

SAINT OF THE DAY
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Saint Augustine

February 26, 2015

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Psalm 138

R: Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with all my heart, for you have heard the words of my mouth; in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise; I will worship at your holy temple and give thanks to your name.

Because of your kindness and your truth; for you have made great above all things your name and your promise. When I called, you answered me; you built up strength within me.

Your right hand saves me. The Lord will complete what he has done for me; your kindness, O Lord, endures forever; forsake not the work of your hands.

Sober Thought of the Day

Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion. Pythagoras

Saint of the Day

Such a soul has been stripped of her old self, clothed in a new self, in Christ, gentle Jesus. Then she is able to receive and hold on to that grace in which she experiences God in this life. Saint Catherine of Siena