Quotes and Readings of the Day
Today's Torah Reading
After a time, his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Lie with me." But he refused. He said to his master's wife, "Look, with me here, my master gives no thought to anything in this house, and all that he owns he has placed in my hands. He wields no more authority in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except yourself, since you are his wife. How then could I do this most wicked thing, and sin before God?" And much as she coaxed Joseph day after day, he did not yield to her request to lie beside her, to be with her.
One such day, he came into the house to do his work. None of the household being there inside, she caught hold of him by his garment and said, "Lie with me!" But he left his garment in her hand and got away and fled outside. When she saw that he had left it in her hand and had fled outside, she called out to her servants and said to them, "Look, he had to bring us a Hebrew to dally with us! This one came to lie with me; but I screamed loud. And when he heard me screaming at the top of my voice, he left his garment with me and got away and fled outside." She kept his garment beside her, until his master came home. Then she told him the same story, saying, "The Hebrew slave whom you brought into our house came to me to dally with me; but when I screamed at the top of my voice, he left his garment with me and fled outside."
When his master heard the story that his wife told him, namely, "Thus and so your slave did to me," he was furious. So Joseph's master had him put in prison, where the king's prisoners were confined. But even while he was there in prison, the LORD was with Joseph: He extended kindness to him and disposed the chief jailer favorably toward him. The chief jailer put in Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in that prison, and he was the one to carry out everything that was done there. The chief jailer did not supervise anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the LORD was with him, and whatever he did the LORD made successful.
From Parshat VaYeshev. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.
Angel Quote of the Day
Angels have a sense of humor … The angels wants us to enjoy life. Have a good laugh at yourself every now and again for taking life seriously. Then take time to laugh with the angels!
From the book, An Angel a Day by Margaret Neylon. © Margaret Neylon 2003. Published by arrangement with Thorsons / Element.
Buddhist Quote of the Day
Don't associate with bad friends. Don't associate with the low. Associate with admirable friends. Associate with the best.
-Dhammapada 78, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Celebrity Quote of the Day
Christian Quote of the Day
[W]ith light and joy pouring out of Heaven like water through a broken dam, [the angels] began to shout and sing the message that baby Jesus had been born. The world had a Savior! The angels called it "Good News," and it was.
Eco-Tip of the Day
Emotional Health Quote of the Day
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Health Quote of the Day
Hindu Quote of the Day
Knowing yourself as That In which the worlds rise and fall Like waves in the ocean, Why do you run about so wretchedly?
Ashtavakra Gita 3:3
From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.shambhala.com.
Holistic Living Quote of the Day
Inspiration Quote of the Day
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Muslim Quote of the Day
There are ninety-nine names that are attributed to Allah. Those who invoke them shall enter Paradise.
-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah
From "The Bounty of Allah." Hadith translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.
Norris Chumley Tip of the Day
I was wondering how you personally feel about gastric bypass surgery. I am not considering it myself (as I am only about 10 lbs overweight), but I go back and forth in my mind about whether I think it is a positive option for obese people or whether it is just an easy way out. I personally feel that gastric bypass surgery is a frightening disaster. I have had several clients ignore my pleas and have it done, only to have serious (one almost fatal) side effects and little or no help with the weight problems. I speak only for myself, and not as an "expert," and I am not a doctor – but I firmly believe the problem lies not just in the body. If only losing weight were so one-dimensional and easy! To solve a weight problem we need to discover why we eat too much and move too little. It’s mostly about emotions and spirituality, not merely about food and food absorption. Surgery isn’t the easy way out, for anyone. It’s often way harder to undergo hospitalization, and the many doctors, nutrition, and counseling appointments involved, not to mention the pain and suffering and risky complications. We’ve all heard horror stories about people getting grave infections, or not getting enough nutrition after the surgery. Reversals are tricky and often impossible. Also, does just dealing with the stomach teach anyone healthy eating habits? No. You learn by doing, not by just hearing about healthy habits.
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Relationship Quote of the Day
Father, I'm praying for (name one or more) and others
in my circle of family and friends who need You to
lead them through the decisions they're making...
Help them to live in dependence on You, as dependent sheep in the flock of their shepherd, willing to follow You and not be led astray. Help them to keep their eyes on Jesus, to listen for Him, to hear and recognize His voice. (Psalm 77:20; Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 12:2a; John 10:3–4)
May they listen with their hearts and hear You say, "This is the way, walk in it." Guide them in Your truth; teach, counsel, and watch over them. When it seems like they're walking in the darkness and have no light, help them trust in You and Your name, confident that You'll lead them along paths they haven't seen before. (Isaiah 30:21; Psalm 25:5a; 32:8; Isaiah 50:10b; 42:16)
Lead and guide them for the sake of Your name. May they know their lives are in Your hands. Direct their steps and clear the way for them. (Psalm 31:3, 14–15a; Proverbs 20:24a; Psalm 18:36)
May the Spirit of truth lead them and teach them all things. Guide them in the way of wisdom and lead them according to Your will. ( John 14:16-17; Romans 8:14; John 16:13; 1 John 2:27; Proverbs 4:11)
Keep them from wrong choices. In Jesus' name, amen.
- Jim & Kaye Johns
Source: "Prayers for the Moment: One-Minute Scripture Prayers" Copyright September 2006. Reprinted with permission of B&H Publishing Group