The Common Good
March 2010

Rise and Shine

by Rose Marie Berger | March 2010

Does “awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead!” (Ephesians 5:14) describe your Monday morning?

Does “awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead!” (Ephesians 5:14) describe your Monday morning? You might need the battery-operated Bible Inspirational Alarm Clock by UrbanTrend to shed Christ’s light unto thee. For $39.99, this lighted cross, glowing with the inscription of the Prayer of St. Francis, could be your bedside companion. The alarm plays “Amazing Grace” and has a 5-minute chip of inspirational verses on themes such as “fear, guilt, anger, and laziness.”

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