Futurama: Bender – Robot Grace – or the Geek’s prayer

If you are a fan of Futurama, and Bender the bending robot in particular, you might like this audio clip where Bender says grace before eating:

In the name of all that is good and logical, we give thanks for the chemical energy we are about to absorb. To quote the prophet Jerematic, one zero zero zero one zero one zero one zero one zero one… [Time lapse.] Zero zero one… zero one one zero zero one…two.

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Be grateful for what you have!

Sometimes we do not see the blessings we have until we lose them. Remember to be grateful for what you have.

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Family: other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

A friend of mine has this picture framed in his living room:

Family: other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

This family quote above speaks volume and is the reason why I am inspired to write this article. Continue reading

Juice Fasting Friday

I was raised in a Christian household. My parents taught me to abstain from meat each Friday. After I broke free from the religious institutions and starting looking for truth everywhere and in various ‘holy’ books, I stopped being rigid about any spiritual practice.

The Truth is not exclusive to any religion

Instead of fasting and abstaining from eating meat, I decided to juice fast on certain Fridays for health and spiritual reasons. I speak a lot about the fasting topic and its benefits in my “Introduction to Fasting” article.

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Fasting Prayer

Fasting has one thousand and one benefits ranging from physical to spiritual. I have created this small prayer in the hope of giving you willpower while you are in a fast:

Oh Lord,

Help me fast from this day until the end of my fast,
May my efforts be used by you,
May my body be detoxified,
May my soul be purified,
May the money and food that I save daily be used to feed the poor,
May your grace and love fill me every day,

Thy will be done.

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Footprints in the Sand

Many times in life we have doubt, lack of faith and we are always tempted to shout and say: “God, where are you? Why are you not helping me!”. I love to share this story with you as it helped me gain more confidence in life:
jesus-umbrellaOne night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord:
“You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied:  “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

origin: Mary Stevenson, 1936