Thursday, October 30, 2008


Dear God, we are discovering a new joy in giving. Help us grow in this attitude. (Disciplines, 1986, 30 August)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Right or Wrong

Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with. (Peter Marshall, in Courage to Change, 29 October)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Your Work

Father, grant me the perception to see your work in my life - and the faith to assume you're working even when I can't see it. (Soul Searching, p. 174)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Enough Is Enough

Grant me the sense to know when enough is enough. (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 28 Sep)

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)
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Thursday, October 23, 2008


Photo: Mr. Dickie (One of Melva's Boston Ferns growing outside during the summer of 2008)

Thank You, God, for pouring out blessing upon blessing! (Colleen Zuck, Daily Word, Day 229)
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Photo: Mr. Dickie (Monument at the Virginia Church where the funeral of Lou Pizzoli took place.)

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.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mr. Dickie's New Google Blogs

For a few months I have been keeping a personal journal (Mr. Dickie's Blog) on Google. I've been pleased with how the service works.
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:

Personal Blog:

Arrow Prayers: (976 entries)

Henthorn Genealogy News: (130 entries)

Henthorn Obituaries: (50 entries)

Mr. Dickie

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The End

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:

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.

Dick Henthorn