I Rise Today

I rise today
with the power of God to pilot me,
God’s strength to sustain me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look ahead for me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to protect me,
God’s way before me,
God’s shield to defend me,
God’s host to deliver me,
from snares of devils,
from evil temptations,
from nature’s failings,
from all who wish to harm me,
far or near,
alone and in a crowd.

—”Saint Patrick’s Breastplate,”
Old Irish, eighth-century prayer

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The Virtuous Girls E-Zine – SPRING 2015

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The April-June Spring 2015 Edition of the Virtuous Girls E-Zine is out!

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Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!
Christian D. Larson

Real Strength

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“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dictionary.com defines “strength” as: the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor. But is that all real strength is? No, because real strength is not found in muscle alone but in a faithful heart, a gentle spirit, and a determined head.

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