Thursday, July 31, 2008

Family Blessings

Photo: Mr. Dickie (West Virginia roadside chapel)

God, thank You for the many blessings bestowed upon our family.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 38, 7 Dec)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Walk Humbly

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, MD)

I pray that I may walk humbly with God, I pray that I may rely on His grace to carry me through.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look to This Day, 19 July)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Peace of Mind

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, MD)

I pray that I may not allow anyone to spoil my peace of mind.  I pray that I may keep an inner calm throughout the day.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 23 July)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Christ Has No Body

Photo: Mr. Dickie (The Sacred Heart, Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, MD)

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,

No hands but yours,

No feet but yours,

Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out

Christ's compassion to the world

Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;

Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.

Teresa of Avila

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Accept Our Prayers and Petitions

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Belltower at Grotto of Lourdes, Emmittsburg, MD)

Lord, accept our prayers and petitions as the first fruits of our day.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thanks For My Body

I give thanks for my body, however sagging and worn, which insists on continuing for at least another day.  (Today's Gift, 28 November, adapted)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A New Way

Photo: Corel

I pray to be led into a new way of thinking about the difficulties I have to face.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 8 Feb)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Deliver Me

Photo: Corel

Deliver me from narrow-mindedness, from bitterness, from prejudice.  (Liturgy of Reformed Church of France)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Teach Me

Teach me when to be silent and when to speak.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 15 Jan 2004, adapted)

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Problems

Picture: Corel

Lord, I ask that You might help me work through all my problems; to Your glory and honor.  (Alcoholics Annoymous)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Vacation Gratitude

Lord, we thank you for the pleasant days of vacation in Maryland and West Virginia.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rational and Tolerant Attitude

I pray for the wisdom to take a rational and tolerant attitude toward whatever troubles I must face today.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 15 Jan)

I'm going to take about an eight-day break from blog posting.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Photo: Corel

Help me show each person that I am grateful for his or her help.  (Body, Mind and Spirit, 11 July)

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Thank you, God, for blessing me in ways that are greater even than my highest expectations.  (Colleen Zuck, Daily Word For Healing, p. 101)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Inspire Me

Dear God, inspire me to set a good example.  (Good News Day by Day, 18 Jan)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Inspire Me

Inspire me today to do my work willingly and eagerly, Lord.  (Joni Tada, More Precious Than Silver, 30 Dec)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lord We Thank You

Lord, we thank you for the good service our 1999 Saturn automobile provided.  We are grateful for your presence during the process to purchase another car and during the process of disposing of the old car.  Amen

Monday, July 7, 2008

Adventures of My Life

Photo: Mr. Dickie

Thank You, God, for leading me through the adventures of my life.  (Colleen Zuck, Daily Word For Healing, p. 78)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Storms of Life

Thank You, Lord for guiding me through the storms of life.  (Larry W. Wilson, Daily Fellowship with God, 29 Nov)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Grateful For Everyday

Today help me be grateful for every day I am given. (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 22 Jun)

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July, 2008

Photo: Internet

Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of creation, the fragrance of flowers, the singing of birds, the warmth of the sun, and the savor of food.  (Larry W. Wilson, Daily Fellowship with God, 26 Nov)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

We Ask Your Blessing

Photo: Internet

Lord, we ask your blessing on the men and women in our armed forces.  Give our leaders wisdom and the strength to find a way to end the conflicts in which we are engaged in order to bring these folks home to their families.  Protect our borders, our homes, and the jobs of our people.  Watch over the children as they struggle to grow into functional adults during these difficult times.  We ask in Jesus name.  Amen.  (Mr. Dickie)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Photo: Corel

I pray for the steadfastness to read, every day, something that will help me to gain understanding.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 23 Jan)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I pray that I may be confident that good things will happen as long as I am on the right path.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 28 Jun)