About the author

Terry and Autumn Burger

Welcome to 99 words a day, and thank you for reading my brief daily posts!

My name is Terry Burger. I live in New Albany, Indiana with my beautiful wife, spiritual champion, and best friend, Autumn. I am employed as a nationally certified school psychologist and also as an adjunct professor of psychology. My wife is a graduate student working on her doctorate in Economics. Our long-term goals are twofold. First, we aim to provide help to individuals and societies in most need of emotional, educational, and/or economic supports. Second, we desire to participate in annual mission trips to provide physical, mental, and spiritual support in the most impoverished locations around the world.

As a Christian serving God through my Roman Catholic faith, I try diligently to serve God through my thoughts, words, actions, and passions. To imitate Christ should be every Christian’s goal. Of course, that is an ambitious goal and, quite frankly, like most of us, I fail more than I would care to admit. It is the unfortunate manifestation of original sin, a cross I must bear as I attempt to serve Him faithfully.

99 words a day is an easy way to spend a little time each day praising and serving God. It only takes a minute to read the day’s post. Then, throughout the day as you go about your regular routine, you can reflect on its deeper personal message.

Therefore, my prayer today is that the Holy Spirit will lay these 99 words upon your heart and lead you closer to God as you meditate or contemplate upon them.

If you find a post has touched you personally, please consider sharing it with others. Together, we’ll be disciples (students) and apostles (messengers) of Christ as we inch closer to Him and our eternal reward each day.

God bless, and peace be with you always. I’ll be praying for you. Please keep me in your prayers, too.


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What the Saints Say

“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.” — St. Anthony of Padua

“Contemplation is nothing else than a secret, peaceful, and infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.” — St. John of the Cross

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” — St. Francis of Assisi