Sunday, August 31, 2008

Commit Your Work

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Crepe Myrtle)

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.  (Proverbs 16:3)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Protection From The Storm

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Longwood Gardens, PA)

Lord, protect the property and people in the path of tropical storm, Gustav.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Health Care Blessings

Lord, we thank You for our health care blessings, for wonderful diagnostic machines and caring doctors, nurses and suppost staff.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What I Do

Photo: Mr. Dickie (High Mountain Museum, Bend, Oregon)

... my prayer is that I never overlook the importance of what I do or an opportunity to do my best.  (Colleen Zuck, Daily Word, Day 166)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Laws

Photo: Mr. Dickie posting an Arrow Prayer

I pray that I may submit to the laws of nature and to the laws of God.  I pray that I may live in harmony with all the laws of life.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 26 August)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Photo: Mr. Dickie (Longwood Gardens, PA)

I am grateful for the miracles happening today in my life.  (The Color of Light, Perry Tilleraas, 18 April)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Give Me Courage

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Oregon

Give me courage to change my mind, when it is need.  (John Baillie, 14 April)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Best

Photo: Mr. Dickie

Today help me see myself as a whole person, worthy of love and care and respect as I grow ... Help me accept who I am, and to become the best I can be.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 18 August)


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Standard of God's Word

Photo: The Print Shop

Let us judge of persons and things by their merits, and the standard of God's word, and not by common report.  (Matthew Henry in His Passion, Day 166)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Gift

I pray that I may accept the gift of an abundant spiritual life.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 14 August)


Monday, August 18, 2008

The Spirit of God

The spirit of God is my companion, lovingly assuring me that wherever I am, I am always on sacred ground and always enfolded in God's healing light.  (Colleen Zuck, et al., Daily Word For Healing, p. 151)


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Let Us Then Pursue

Photo: (Cross commerating the landing at Cape Henry, VA)

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.  (Romans 14:19)


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Help Me Laugh

Help me laugh today and to nuture my sense of humor that I may bring a healing spirit into my life and to those around me.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 5 August)


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Will of God

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Lily Pads at Longwood Gardens, PA)

I pray that I may become attuned to the will of God.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 1 August)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Give Thanks

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Old and New Lighthouses at Cape Henry, Fort Story, Virginia)

I give thanks for all I have been; all I have had; and all I am becoming.  (after Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 6 Augutst)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Letting Go

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Chinese Garden - Portland, OR)

Today help me let go of at least one thing I cannot change.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 8 August)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Count Our Days

Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.  (Psalm 90:12 - Day 143, Daily Word, Colleen Zuck)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Make My Day Count

Photo: Mr. Dickie

I pray that I may make my day count, in some way, for God.  (after Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 3 August)

Friday, August 8, 2008

This is a Day

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Church in Cumberland, MD)

This is a day which God has given into my hands.  Today is all the time I have.  Nobody can keep me from using it well.  If I make this a good day, tomorrow can be even better.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 6 August)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

How Wonderful, O Lord

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Jellybean Swirl)

How wonderful, O Lord, are the works of your hands, the sun and the stars, the valleys and the hills, the rivers and lakes all disclose your presence.  The beasts of the field, the birds of the air bespeak your wondrous will.  In your goodness you have made us able to hear the music of the world, a divine voice sings through all creations.  (Hebrew prayer, p. 222, Thinking Outside the Church, Jennifer Leigh Selig)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's Our Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the day on which the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the civilians of Hiroshima, killing and maiming many thousands of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, grandparents and children.  Since that time, the Bomb has been a member of all our families, looming over our lives with the mysterious power to change our future in hideous ways.  We can't go back to a prenuclear world, but for the sake of all our families, immediate and global, we must use our creativity to clean up our postnuclear act.

Today I'll remember the families of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and pray for the safe future of our human family.

(Family Feelings, Martha Vanceburg and Sylvia W. Silverman, 6 August)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Photo: Mr. Dickie

Lord, I'm grateful for my many physical and intellectual blessings.  I'm trying not to take them for granted.  (after At My Best, 1 August)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Be A Little Kinder

Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder,
To the faults of those around me,
Let me praise a little more.

(Edgar Guest, in Body, Mind and Spirit, 3 August)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Keep Guard

Photo: Mr. Dickie

Keep guard over my thoughts, words, and actions, and make me pleasing in Your sight this day.  (Shorter Christian Prayer)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Numbered Days

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

Dear God,
Please remind me that my days are numbered.  Teach me that my time here in this life is precious so that I will not waste it.  Help me to recognize how precious every moment is so that I spend it doing those things that will bring me closer to You.  In the time I have left, please teach me how to serve You, Dear God.  Teach me how to give joyously, share willingly, and love totally.  Remind me that I cannot serve in greed, doubt, fear, or anger.  Fill my soul with Your light, so that Your bountiful blessings will shine through my soul into the world.  Each day that I awake, I pray that You will be present in my thoughts, my words, and all of my deeds.  I ask that every moment that I have left in this life be a channel through which some measure of Your love and light may reach those with whom I come into contact.
(Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 185)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Give Me Grace

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American saint, Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, MD)

Give me grace this day to put my trust in Thee (John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer, 29th day)