Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Help Me To Remember


O Great Spirit, when I have food
Help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work ... the jobless;
... a home, those who have no home at all;
When I am without paint ... those who suffer;
And remembering,
Help me to destroy my complacency;
Bestir my compassion,
And be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
Those who cry out for what we take for granted.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Council Of Indian Nations, 12 October)
20 May 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Being Full Of Yourself


When you're full of yourself, God can't fill you.
(Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, Vol. II, 25 November)
19 May 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Possibilities

Photo by: Mr. Dickie

No matter how dark things seems to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
(Norman Vincent Peale in Whispers of Blessing, Day 299)
17 May 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Anonymity


God is no stranger to anonymity and often appears in human affairs in the guises of "luck," "chance," or "coincidence." If anonymity, somewhat fortuitously, became the spiritual basis for all of our ... [good fortune], perhaps God was acting anonymously on our behalf.
(Daily Reflections, 25 November)
16 May 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Most Critical Hours


If it really happened ... 
if God did commandeer his own crucifixion ...
if he did turn his back on his own son ...
those six hours were no normal six hours.
They were the most critical hours in history.
(Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, Volume II, 29 September)
15 May 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Worry


No one has to remind you of the high cost of anxiety. ... 
Worry divides the mind. ... 
Anxiety splits our energy between 
today's priorities and tomorrow's problems. 
Part of our mind is on the now; the rest is on the not yet. 
The result is half-minded living.
(Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, Volume II, 20 October)
14 May 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spiritual Path


Thank you for this opportunity to come closer to You on my spiritual path.
Bless me in this endeavor, I pray and help me keep from backsliding in the process.
I wait on You, God of my understanding.
(Christine Pisani in Prayers for Every Need, by Guideposts, p. 279)
13 May 2015