Wednesday, October 1, 2014

All Things

Blackwater Falls, WV - photo by Mr. Dickie

Soon you will have forgotten all things; 
and all things will have forgotten you.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Vol. 11, 21)
1 October 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Patterns

Lord, what are the patterns in my life that keep me trapped, unable to move freely?
Please help me find and release all old beliefs, attitudes, and habits that keep me in a state of dis-ease.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 4 March)
24 September 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Spiritual Progress

Coneflowers attract yellow finch pair to our yard.
The birds are two shy to allow me to get a photo.

Our worth and our spiritual progress do not rest on warm feelings and God-given comforts, but rather on patiently enduring great challenges and trials.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 12)
21 September 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cause For Celebration

Photo by Mr. Dickie

Dear Lord, help us to remember that every day is cause for celebration. Today we will try our best to keep joy in our hearts., We will celebrate the life You have given us here on earth and the eternal life that will be ours in heaven. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 204)
19 September 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

In Hope

Photo by Mr. Dickie

In hope we pray!
Come to us, O Lord!
In our sorrow and our joy!
In our emptiness and our hope!
In our life and in our death!
(Magnificat, May 2004, Vol. 6, p. 293)
15 September 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Make Haste

Mosaic in Hyattsville, MD
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Lord, my strength, make haste to help me!
(Magnificat, May 2004, p. 388)
14 September 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Adversity

Lord, may grace make possible what my nature seems to make impossible. You know how little I am able to suffer and how quickly I collapse when the slightest adversity rears its head.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 19)
13 September 2014