Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee;
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.
Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon They loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.
Another year of service, of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training for holier work above,
Another year is dawning; dear Father, let it be,
On earth or else in heaven, another year for Thee.
(Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light.
The shepherds feared and trembled when lo above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior's birth.
Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn.
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and ev'rywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
As you remember the Child born in Bethlehem may you also remember to honor the child in your own heart.
May you follow the light of the stars in your dreams and know that God is with you wherever you go.
Let the hope that was born in a stable be a sign that God can change the world through one small child.
May the spirit of Christmas warm our hearts all year long.
Grace and peace be with you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will ever be, world without end.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
One area often overlooked in challenges to Christianity is the transformation of Jesus' apostles.
The response that is usually chorused back is this: "Why, a lot of people have died for a lie; so what does it prove?"
Yes, a lot of people have died for a lie, but they thought it was the truth. Now if the resurrection didn't take place (i.e., was fake), the disciples knew it. I find no way to demonstrate that they could have been deceived. Therefore these eleven men not only died for a lie -- here is the catch -- but they knew it was a lie. It would be hard to find eleven people in history who died for a lie, knowing it was a lie.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
- Prayer, exercise, [reading], and proper nutrition are preventive measures that help me stay healthy. (Daily Word for Healing, Colleen Zuck, et al., p. 287)
- The only real life is one lived close to God. This does not happen by itself; you must make an effort to make this happen, and this effort will bring you joy. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom, 2 April)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today I'm posting the thousanth prayer to my Arrow Prayers blog. When I started the blog I had no idea whether I'd be interested in posting over a long period of time. I hope that some of the prayers I've posted have been helpful to someone else.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I pray that I may try to draw near to God each day in prayer. I pray that I may feel His nearness and His strength in my life. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 23 Sep)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today help me remember all my choices and [inspire me to] take advantage of all that life has to offer. (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 29 Sept)
Today, 22 Oct 2008, is the first posting to my Arrow Prayers blog since I moved it from AOL to Google. Including photographs will be easier now because I can use Picasa to quickly post a photo while writing the blog entries. I hope anyone who read this blog while it was on AOL will continue to enjoy it at its new location. Thanks to the folks at Google for making the space for this journal available.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I announced earlier that AOL will discontinue Journal support on October 31, 2008. Google agreed to move AOL journals to their service. They created an easy procedure to facilitate the transfer.
I'm pleased to announce that I have successfully moved my three AOL journals to Google. As of October 21st I will no longer post new information to any of the AOL journals. Certain housekeeping tasks remain to be accomplished before the three new Google blogs will be configured to my satisfaction. Please be patient as I go through that process.
I'm thankful that Google was willing to support AOL users by providing support for our journals.
My four Google blogs are as follows:
http://arrowprayers.blogspot.com/ (976 entries)
Henthorn Genealogy News:
http://henthorn-website-news.blogspot.com (130 entries)
http://henthorn-website-obits.blogspot.com (50 entries)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Lord, thank you for the blessing of a wonderful visit with family and friends in Nebraska and Kansas.
AOL recently announced that they will discontinue support of private websites, AOL Hometown, and journals as of 31 Oct 2008. This is probably another sign of the ultimate demise of AOL as an Internet powerhouse.
This announcement will impact me personally. For many years I have maintained the Henthorn Genealogy Website in free space provided by AOL. I've also been posting to my Arrow Prayers journal and several others. I estimate that there have been over 27,000 visits to the genealogy homepage since I added a visit counter.
I'll probably create an Arrow Prayers blog on Google. I don't plan to move any of the prayers from the AOL journal archive to the new blog.
I don't know what I will do about the genealogy information. I suggest that if there is anything you want you either print out the information or make a copy of the file on your own computer prior to October 31st.
I currently have a personal blog on Google. If you are interested in keeping track of what I am doing please read the blog postings from time to time. After October 31st this will be the best place to find out what I decided to do.
Mr. Dickie's Blog: http://mrdickiesblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks to everyone who shared information and encouragement during the years that AOL provided this service. I hope you found something of interest from time to time.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I cannot help but have a thankful heart because my heart is over-flowing with my appreciation for God and all the ways that I am blessed.
Each new day is a wondrous time of discovery, a time of giving thanks for all my blessings. (Colleen Zuck, et al., Daily Word For Healing, p. 199)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Photo: Cape Henry, VA
It amazes me, and I know the wind will surely someday blow it all away
It amazes me, and I'm so grateful that You made the world this way.
(John Denver in Thinking Outside the Church by Jennifer Leigh Selig, p. 306)