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  • Pause for Prayer: WEDNESDAY 2/20 February 20, 2019
    Who in your life is waitingfor your help?your encouragement?your compassion?Who in your life is waitingto see you? to hear your voice?to lean on you? Who in your life is waitingfor God's blessing to comethrough your touch,your words,your care?Who in your life is waiting for youto do that little jobGod's been wanting you to do?waiting for […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 2/19 February 19, 2019
    Every day, Lord, on FaceBook,a friend of mine posts "three gratitudes."three simple things for which she's grateful...I've come to look forward, every day,to see what she'll post and in fact,I've come to be grateful for Marilyn's gratitudes!Her daily post never fails to nudge meto ponder what I'm grateful for- and I'm grateful for that little […]
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  • Homily for February 17 February 18, 2019
    Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeScriptures for today's Mass Curses and blessings - blessings and woes!And as soon as we hear these words many of us will think of and turn to circumstances in our lives which we have experienced and named as a blessing or curse.And the temptation is to think that […]
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  • MONDAY MORNING OFFERING: 2/18 February 18, 2019
    Image: George MendozaGood morning, good God!I know so many folks, Lord, who are trying: - people trying to stay on the right path,trying to take a step in a new direction…- people trying to begin, or begin again, trying to do things that seem so simple but are so very hard to do…- people trying to make the right […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 2/17 February 17, 2019
    Image sourceGet in my face today, Lord:   walk right up to me, look me in the eye      - and don't let me look the other way! Be obvious - not subtle.Speak up - don't whisper.Block my path - don't let me run away.  Grab my shoulder, twist my arm, turn me around   and […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 2/16 February 16, 2019
    Georgetown, ColoradoGeorgetown! I thank you, Lord, for Georgetown, Colorado!A gem of a small town, nestled in the mountains,near the upper end of the Clear Creek valley,in the front range of the Rockies, west of Denver...Praise the Lord from the heavens,praise him in the heights!All you mountains and all you hills,give glory and praise to the Lord! About […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 2/15 February 15, 2019
    Image sourceYesterday's roses have begun to droopand a few petals have lost their holdon blooms of promised love:soon enough, too soon,this arrangement's joy will fade and pass away...What was treasured will be trashed, save, perhaps, a single blossom,pressed between the pages of a book,now a memory of a momentgone too soon...Lord,I long for love and […]
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  • Pause for Prayer on Valentines Day February 14, 2019
    Pause for prayer and read these ten Valentines from God: sent to all of us, intended for each of us... God's Valentines for You   ♥ No one has loved you longer than I have:        I loved you before you were born, before you were conceived,           before all time began...   ♥ No one holds you […]
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  • Love is simple - not easy, mind you - but simple... February 14, 2019
    Image sourceThat's true, Lord:love can be a very complicated affair!But it seems to me that true love,real love, selfless love, genuine loveought to be, on the whole,not very complicated at all but rather simple,not easy, but simple... True love seeks naught for itselfbut simply looks to the other first,to tend the other's needs...Real love is […]
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  • For the brokenhearted on Valentine's Day February 13, 2019
    Duangkamon Khattiya / Getty ImagesValentine's Day is a joy for many but a sad day for any who are brokenhearted.  Perhaps you've experienced a heartbreak... a loss... a grief...  a disappointment... perhaps that's what fills your heart right now... perhaps you know another whose heart is broken and you will share this post with them...  […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: WEDNESDAY 2/13 February 13, 2019
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  • Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 2/12 February 12, 2019
    Image sourceThey say you have a plan for the world, Lord,but I’m fairly certain that lots of things aren't going according to plan...And they say you have a plan for each of usbut often I have trouble figuring out your plan for me...And I know that way too often, Lord,my plansare not yours...So maybe today, Lord,you could […]
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  • Monday Morning Offering: 2/11 February 11, 2019
    Morning Coffee: George Mendoza Good morning, good God!Something I’ve worked on for months now, Lord,something that’s kept me awake at night,something that’s dogged me 24/7,something that’s rented space in my head…Well, that something is losing its hold on me, Lord,that something’s in better perspective at last,that something is almost finished, thank God- and completed successfully […]
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  • Homily for February 10 February 10, 2019
    Image sourceHomily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeScriptures for today's Mass When this gospel story comes around it often occasions a homily on vocations to ministry, following on Jesus’ telling Peter, James and John that they would no longer fish for fish but now for a catch of men, women and children to follow […]
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  • A question for my readers February 10, 2019
    If you subscribe to my blogand are not receiving my posts in your email,please let me know.If you are receiving my posts in your email,please do nothing.Thank you!Tweet     Subscribe to A Concord Pastor Comments 
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  • Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 2/10 February 10, 2019
    Image sourceA friend posted this saying on FaceBook, Lord,and I immediately thought of another friend,one whose "rough patch" has lasted too long,so long that it's grown from a patch to a field...Accepting what is is often difficult, Lord, but there's no other wayto face the reality of one's life -any other way is make-believe...Letting go […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 2/9 February 9, 2019
    Image sourceI visit a friend in prison, Lord:he's the incarcerated oneand I'm, well I'm considered the free man- but every time I visit I learn so much from himabout patienceand acceptanceand guts and endurance and serenityand self-control  and wisdomand grace... He teaches me in subtle ways- how to live peaceably in a less than peaceful […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 2/8 February 8, 2019
    Change can be tough, Lord:even transitions to times and placeswe look forward to and anticipate with joy...Transitions require leaving some things behind(that's often the hard part) and facing and meeting the new and unknown (that's the scary part)...This past week has been, day by day,part joyful,part difficultand part scary- and not necessarily in that order...But […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: THURSDAY 2/7 February 7, 2019
    Love is patient, love is kind...- 1 Corinthians 13Lord, it's likely that sometime today   someone will try my patience,      someone will sour my joy          and someone will test my kindness...Give me the grace I'll need   to respond with patience and kindness,      with the joy you've planted within me,          with […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: WEDNESDAY 2/6 February 6, 2019
    Image sourceIn preparation for moving a few days ago I did several weeks of cleaning and purging and came across a couple things I'd forgotten, including something I wrote about 13 years ago.  I'd been visiting a man who was dying and he had shared with me several times his desire to deepen his prayer […]
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Weekly Readings

Fr. Austin Fleming's Books

Two-Word Prayers

Calm me,
quiet me,
settle me...

Steady me,
balance me,
ground me...

Plant me,
root me,
embed me...

Support me,
sustain me,
protect me...

Forgive me,
pardon me,
free me...

Refresh me,
restore me,
heal me...

Enfold me,
embrace me,
hold me...

Lord, hear my prayer today!

A Daily Prayer

A Daily Prayer

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