Monday Morning Alka-Seltzer - February 2014

<p><strong>February 24</strong></p><p>How am I responding to God’s love for me?<br /><br />
As you and I go through our day today let’s frequently ask ourselves that question</p>
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<p><strong>February 17</strong></p>
<p>When I was a boy my mother told me that “Happiness is something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.” Now in my senior years I realize how wise she was. Listen to your mother!</p>
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<p><strong>February 10</strong></p>
<p>As the years gave gone by I have come to see that the more I know the more I know that I don’t know.<br /><br />
It is a grace, a gift from God.<br /><br />
“Hope is the thing with feathers<br /><br />
That perches in the soul,<br /><br />
And sings the tune – without the words –<br /><br />
And never stops at all.”<br /><br />
<em>Emily Dickinson</em></p>
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<p><strong>February 3, 2014</strong></p>
<p>Reform your Church<br /><br />
and give her the courage to be,<br /><br />
to follow you and do your word.<br /><br />
May she cease in her attempts<br /><br />
do dominate men.<br /><br />
May she make no more demands<br /><br />
and claim no more privileges,<br /><br />
but only try to contribute<br /><br />
to men's happiness.<br /><br />
May she neither repel nor exclude anyone<br /><br />
by the words she uses<br /><br />
or the ideas she has,<br /><br />
but be open to everyone<br /><br />
who seeks to live<br /><br />
a happy and creative life.<br /><br />
Help us to remember, God,<br /><br />
that we were sent<br /><br />
only to spread your grace<br /><br />
in all humility,<br /><br />
because we have been accepted by you<br /><br />
and always need forgiveness.<br /><br />
<em>Your Word is Near, by Huub Oosterhuis</em></p>