Mojo Minute

We can see the Face of God in the faces of the people around us – if we have the eyes to see.  What will you see today? How will you see God gazing at you?

Pasquale says it really well!

Faith ebbs and flows. Sometimes it feels dry and uninspiring…what do you do with your heart at those times?

SWITCHFOOT says it very well: Love alone is worth the fight.  God loves you!

This Palm Sunday Reflection is good all week long…and after.

ZION by Hillsong United

 

 

I am Mountain…by Gungor.  There is a little bit of eternity in each of us!

Lord, I Need You…by Matt Maher

Pray it.

Gungor has some wonderful things to say…enjoy the way the music invades your soul  – in the best way!

Spend some time with Saint Joseph who made such a quiet, permanent difference…

It only gets better…

Matt Maher says it for us….

July 23 Morning Gospel & Coffee

What is truth for you?

Check out, twice-nominated for a Grammy, Matt Maher and see where he gets his inspiration for his totally Catholic message to the world.

Hard to Hear?

Sometimes when someone gives you a compliment, you don’t know what to do with it. You might think if you say “thank you” that you will seem proud or conceited. Yet, inside, everyone longs to be affirmed and recognized for the strength and beauty we possess on the inside…and when someone does – well, it makes us feel great!

Take a minute today to listen to what God sees in you. Haven’t you always wanted to know?

Need a Pep Talk?

From the mouths of babes, we often hear the wisest words. If you’re in need of some inspired motivation, listen to Kid President!

Space Oddity!

What does a new perspective look like? How about a perspective millions of miles into space?  This music video was the first ever made from space and Astronaut Chris Hadfield produced it – with a few earth-bound friends – singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”

Sometimes we are so bound by what we can touch and see around us that we forget to look at the picture that is unfolding in little pieces around us…glued together those pieces can give us an insight into God’s view of things. It can allow us to draw a deep breath and step back from the intensity of “here and now” and look at what else God has got going for us and for our lives.

Enjoy this video!

Electronic Tattoos

Here’s a very thought-provoking TED Talk by Juan Enriquez about your online legacy: Electronic Tattoos.

Juan Enriquez

Only 6 minutes long, it will get you thinking about what to post and what not to post on your social media profiles.

The 3 A’s of Awesome

Give 17 and a half minutes to make your life more awesome!

The Home

Here’s another song to pray with… The Home by Phil Phillips.

What I hear in it… is to know that I’m not alone… to not let fear get the best of me… to find a resting home in God’s love.  Even though it doesn’t talk specifically about God, I feel God right in the middle of the music and lyrics.  Give it a try yourself.

Ain’t No Reason

Ain’t no reason things are this way.  Love will come set us free.  Take this into prayer.

Open the Door to Your Heart

Just heard this new Van Morrison song on the radio for the first time:  Open the Door to Your Heart.

Here’s a short clip of it from YouTube.  The full blown version hasn’t appeared yet… but there’s enough in the first minute and a half worth of lyrics to jump-start your prayer for the week.  Take a listen and then… open the door to your heart!

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A Sacred Voice Is Calling

We’ve got something new for you today!

We’re broadening the scope of our technological capability and venturing into the world of podcast.  It’s a little bit daunting… and a whole lot exciting!  The possibilities are unlimited!

So take a listen or a download and listen on your mobile device of choice.  Then come back and let us know what you think.

Did this format work for you?
Was the content meaningful and relevant?
Are there other topics that you are especially interested in?

Give us some feedback and we’ll try to make new things happen.

For today, here’s some insight on figuring out how God is calling you in your life.

{ PS… there seems to be some differences depending on which browser you use.  Google Chrome works pretty well… Explorer more challenging.  Let us know what seems to work best for you. }

Click to listen: 

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Here’s a pearl of great price for you.

A Voice Through the Door

Sometimes you hear a voice through
the door calling you, as fish out of

water hear the waves, or a hunting
falcon hears the drum’s come back.

This turning toward what you deeply
love saves you.  Children fill their

shirts with rocks and carry them
around.  We’re not children anymore.

Read the book of your life which has
been given you.  A voice comes to

your soul saying, Lift your foot;
cross over; move into the emptiness

of question and answer and question.

–Rumi
from The Glance translated by Coleman Barks

Have a wonderful weekend!

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A Smile for Your Day!

Try this fun little website to get your Mojo on for the day!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Highlight this phrase/right-click/copy:  You are made in the image of God and God loves you tremendously!
  2. Go to this website:  click HERE.
  3. Paste the phrase into the ‘Enter Text’ box.
  4. Click ‘Say it’.

Then smile!

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Virtual Choir… anything is possible.

You may have already heard of music genius Eric Whitacre… after all he is a native son from Gardnerville.  Here is the inspiring story of one of his latest creative projects titled Sleep.  It is a wonderful mix of 2000 voices from all over the world combined electronically to create a virtual choir.  Click HERE to watch him tell the story on TED Talk.

The whole project reminds us that anything is possible.  Take that into your day for this Mojo Minute inspiration.

Here’s the video of the virtual choir singing… Sleep.

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The Logic of God’s Existence (as shared by a professor and student)

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ?

Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer.)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them ?

(Student had no answer.)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class was in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class broke out into laughter. )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

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