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Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

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Today's Meditation


Psalm 119:145a I call with my whole heart.

It’s hard to take time out to feel our feelings, to take that deep breath and second thought, to not cartwheel from one emotion to the next during the course of a day. There are things to be done—actual tasks with measurable results that must be completed. How are we supposed to know how to call out with our whole hearts if we don’t stop to feel what we’re really feeling?

I was lucky enough to spend a grown-up summer at my old camp as a staff director. One thing I wanted to impart to my young staff was the importance of honoring and recognizing their feelings, of not holding grudges, of giving ourselves wholly over to the position we’re called to fill, of being deeply vulnerable to God growing something new and holy in each of our hearts.


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