Monday, May 31, 2010

Blaise Pascal

Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man should have the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water and because his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have none with him? (Blaise Pascal)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Simple Prayers

Prayers do not need to be elaborate; ... [they can be] quite simple, like conversation with a parent or a heartfelt "good morning" or "good night" expressed with appreciation for God's love and generosity. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 24 May) 30/May/2010 8:24

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bless All That Surrounds Me

Help me to use the power of my mind to bless all that surrounds me. Keep my thoughts pure, honest and kind. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 25 May)
29/May/2010 9:49

Friday, May 28, 2010

Answered Prayers

My Heavenly Father knows my heart, hears my prayers, and answers them according to his plans for me. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 19 May)
28/May/2010 8:28

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prayer Is Simple

Prayer is simple, prayer is supernatural, and to anyone not related to our Lord Jesus Christ, prayer is apt to look stupid. It sounds unreasonable to say that God will do things in answer to prayer yet our Lord said that He would. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 161)
27/May/2010 10:04

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who Do You Say That I Am?

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8:29 in Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado, 13 May)
26/May/2010 7:45

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

God Is For Us

If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NIV, Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 19 May)
25/May/2010 10:07

Monday, May 24, 2010

Keep Alert

People who become content with where they are spiritually have reached a dangerous point. (John MacArthur, Truth For Today, 9 May)

Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. (Matthew 26:41 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 8 May)
24/May/2010 8:03

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

"Our Careful Unbelief
May 23, 2010
. . . do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on —Matthew 6:25"

The Harvest

We may ignore our sins, but our sins will not ignore us. We eventually reap what we sow. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 151)
23/May/2010 8:09

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Struggle In Prayer

If we struggle in prayer it is because the enemy is gaining ground. If prayer is simple to us, it is because we have the victory. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 158)
22/May/2010 18:52

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Problems

If my problems have brought me to prayer, then they have served a purpose. (As We Understood, p. 141)
21/May/2010 8:37

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Listening to all the ways God speaks to you is the best way to discover his unchanging qualities and his purpose for your life. (The One-Year Mini For Men, 6 May)
20/May/2010 8:39

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


If I am willing to give God credit for the seemingly good things that happen in my life, should I also give Him credit for the things that seem bad? (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 152) 19/May/2010 9:23

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Habit of Prayer

I pray that I may form the habit of daily prayer. I pray that I may find the strength I need, as a result of this communion. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 16 May)
18/May/2010 8:53

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sacred Moments

There is never a nonsacred moment.
(Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 17 May)
17/May/2010 13:20

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Continue to Grow

So continue to grow and be a blessing to those you meet. (John MacArthur, Truth For Today, 7 May)
16/May/2010 7:47

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What I Am

But by the grace of God I am what I am ... (Corinthians 15:10 in Daily Guideposts - 1990 , 5 February)
15/May/2010 11:50

Friday, May 14, 2010

God's Guidance

Iris in Bloom - in our backyard, May 2010

In spiritual things, you cannot rely so much on your own wisdom as on God's guidance. (Twenty-Four Hours a Day, 9 May)
14/May/2010 9:03

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Discouraged People

Sculpture at the Catholic church in Chevy Chase, MD
Where I attended the First Day Cover society meeting on May 8th

I pray that I may be a help to discouraged people. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 6 May)
13/May/2010 10:01

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Take a lesson from Nehemiah. He communicated at length with God through prayer and fasting. At other times, he shot prayers to God at a moment's notice when he needed God's help in an urgent matter. (The One-Year Mini For Men, 5 May)
12/May/2010 8:47

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keep On Praying

Keep on praying. (1 Thessalonians 5:17, in The One-Year Mini For Men, 4 May)
11/May/2010 8:05

Monday, May 10, 2010

Keep Alert

Continue praying, keep alert, and always thanking God. (Colossians 4:2, in Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado, 3 May)
10/May/2010 11:26

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day - 2010

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl. No superior alternative has yet been found. (Winston Churchill, in A Rainbow of Hope by Billy and Janice Hughey, p. 184)
9/May/2010 7:19

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Some prayers are followed by silence because they are wrong, others because they are bigger than we can understand. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 149)
8 May 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Illusion or Reality

Is my spiritual life more of an illusion than a reality? Am I more concerned about making a favorable impression on others than I am about being truly spiritual? (Found in Prayer A Holy Occupation by Oswald Chambers - probably not a quote of Oswald Chambers, p. 64)
7/May/2010 8:16

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Negative Thoughts

Father, when a negative thought floods my mind, bless me to let its energy pass through without focusing on it, feeding it, and giving it greater energy to control my life. Thank you for teaching me how to direct my thoughts in creating loving realities which increase my inner peace and joy. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 6 May)
6/May/2010 8:28

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trust in God

My trust in God includes His power to answer all my prayers. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 8 April)
5/May/2010 7:59

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

When Things Are Bad

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. (Malcom S. Forbes)
4/May/2010 8:35

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Old Days

It is of no use to pray for the old days; stand square where you are and make the present better than any past has been. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 141)
3/May/2010 7:52

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Help me write clearly and lovingly. (Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, The Word On Life, 7 April)
2/May/2010 8:27