Friday, February 29, 2008

The Good in This Day

Thank You, God, for all the good in this day and in every day.  (Coleen Zuck, et al., Daily Word for Healing, p. 62)

I pray that I may do my share in making a better world. (Look to This Day, 25 Feb)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Keeping Silence

Lord, let me learn to keep peace with silence when it is not the right time to say what comes to mind. (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 24 Feb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Imperfections & Failures

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at His feet.  (Mahatma Gandhi in Courage to Change, 23 Feb)My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at His feet. (Mahatma Gandhi in Courage to Change, 23 Feb)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Working on Problems

Lord, I ask that You might help me work through all my problems, to Your glory and honor.  (Alcoholics Anonymous in The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, 22 Feb)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Answered Prayers

Some prayers are followed by silence because they are wrong, others because they are bigger than one can understand.  It will be a wonderful moment for some of us when we stand before God and find that the prayers we clamored for in early days and imagined were never answered, have been answered in the most amazing way, and that God's silence has been the sign of the answer.  (Oswald Chambers, Daily Thoughts for Disciples, p. 75)

God Is Healing Me

God is healing me.  My belief in God's healing power soothes me and opens me to complete healing.  (Daily Word for Healing, Colleen Zuck, et al., p. 55)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Spiritual Growth

I pray that I may continue to grow spiritually, one step at a time and one day at a time.  (A Time To Be Free, 18 Feb)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Negative Thoughts

The new Cape Henry Lighthouse at Fort Story, VA.

Today help me replace negative thoughts and actions with positive ones.  (Body, Mind and Spirit, 22 Feb)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Order in My Life

The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse - Fort Story, VA

Today help me bring order to my life.  Help me be patient with this process.  (Body, Mind and Spirit, 18 Feb)


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Good Idea

  This is me in front of a U.S. Army Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo (LARC) at Fort Story, VA.  Fort Story is located on Cape Henry near Virginia Beach, VA.  When I was in the Army I was company commander of the 347th Transportation Company at Fort Story.  This was our mission vehicle.

This is my first attempt at putting an image into my blog.

It is always a good idea to do what is pleasing to God!  (Dan R. Dick, Devotions for Dieters, 25 November)



Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cleanse My Mind

Cleanse my mind of all but helpful thoughts.  (after Marianne Williamson, Illuminata, p. 144)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Grant Unto Me

Grant unto me the seeing eye, that I may see the beauty in common things ... and that I may know that each age from first to last is good in itself and may be lived, not only well, but happily.  (Edmund Sanford in Mental Growth and Decay, found in Aging Well by George E. Vaillant, p.  307)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Help Yourself

... no amount of help can do for us what we need to do for ourselves. (Thomas Cleary in Dhammapada, p. 89)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ordinary Moments

Ordinary moments, Extraordinary grace.  Lord, let me see beyond this day to the precious gift of life I've been given.  (Soul Searching, p. 87)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Keep It Simple

Today help me keep my life simple and full by living life one moment at a time.  (Body, Mind & Spirit, 5 Feb)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Giving Thanks

I give thanks, Lord, for every precious day of my life.  (Philip Zaleski, Daily Guideposts, 3 Feb 2007)

I'm Back

Hello, everyone.  In September 2006 the computer I was using to access the Internet took a lightning hit.  I decided I'd take a break from using computers so much rather than buy another computer.  I decided to send and receive Email from the closest branch of the county library.  Until recently this has worked reasonably well.  Once in a while I also stopped at KMart to use their computers.

This week I got some advice at a computer store which allowed me to fix a mouse problem with a Dell laptop computer that I received as a gift.  Now, after spending just $14.00 on a optical mouse that connects to the USB port I'm back online.

I plan to resume making updates to this Blog from time to time.