Monday, November 29, 2010

A Wish

Prayer, in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned God-ward. (Phillips Brooks)
29/Nov/2010 8:11

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Part

Lord, help me to do my part and leave those who don't do their part to You. (Shari Smyth in Daily Guideposts - 2000, 23 January)
28/Nov/2010 8:47

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Temple of Prayer

Dear God, quiet down my busy thoughts so I can enter Your temple of prayer. (Karen Barber in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 21 November)
27/Nov/2010 7:47

Friday, November 26, 2010

Our Help In Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come;
Be Thou, our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.
(Issac Watts, 1674 - 1748)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What's Going On?

Each new day brings an opportunity to do some little things that will help to make a better world... (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 November)


What's going on?

In the past the news media and advertising have made a big deal out of the so-called, Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving when the merchants try to entice all of us into their stores to purchase all kinds of over-priced and meaningless junk to give each other as gifts thirty days later.

This year there's a new and very much un-needed trend. The stores are open on Thanksgiving Day. I think it's called Gray Thursday. Does this mean that next year we can expect the after Christmas sales to begin on Christmas Day? Write it down that I said it's a possibility. I want everyone to remember that I said it first.

Mr. Dickie
25/Nov/2010 9:23


I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. Psalm 9:1

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening. Psalm 92:1-2

When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should? Psalm 119-7

There are many ways to show your thankfulness to the Lord - through praise, prayer, singing, worship, giving, obedience, and service. Like you, God loves to hear a simple "thank you."

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8

(The One Year Mini For Men, 24 November)
25/Nov/2010 9:29

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Help me to give whatever I can whenever I can.
(Wisdom from the Bible, 3 December)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


May all remnants of negativity be burned from my heart so that the purity of love can burst forth in joy. (Joan Borysenko, Pocketful of Miracles, 2 November)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Be Content

May I be content with enough instead of grasping for more. (Food For Thought, 27 January)

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I pray that I may not be overwhelmed by material things. I pray that I may realize the higher value of spiritual things. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 20 November)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Start The Day

Start the day in prayer knowing that your prayer invites God to walk through your day with you. (adapted from What Would Jesus Do? 5 December) 19/Nov/2010 9:41

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Help Me

Help me to see beyond the darkness...
(Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For the Way, p. 287)
18/Nov/2010 8:18

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Divine Wisdom

Since wisdom is God's specialty, it's imperative that we seek it prior to every major decision. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 303)
16/Nov/2010 7:59

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Life Is About

People of faith have a rational idea of what life is about. (As Bill Sees It, p. 300)
15/Nov/2010 10:49

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Your Own Version

Your Own Version

You are writing a Gospel,
A chapter each day,
By deeds that you do,
By words that you say,
Men read what you write,
Whether faithless or true,
Say, what is the Gospel
According to you?
(Paul Gilbert in Daily Guideposts - 1990, 13 October)
14/Nov/2010 8:11

Friday, November 12, 2010

Give Thanks

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people. (1 Chronicles 16:8, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 1 November)
12/Nov/2010 7:39

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Dear God, I pray for peace and an end to all wars. (Rick Hamlin in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 11 November)
11/Nov/2010 8:05

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Give Thanks

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. (Psalm 92:1)
10/Nov/2010 7:59

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kindly Acts

Lord, school us in the doing of kindly acts,
Regardless of station or side of the tracks.
(Fred Bauer in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 26 October)

Monday, November 8, 2010


Lord, allow me to be mindful today of life's brevity ... (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 20 October)

Friday, November 5, 2010


Lord, thank You for the gift of a letter from a friend. (Roberta Messner, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 17 October)
5/Nov/2010 7:43

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This Day

Ask God to reveal His desires for you to carry out this day. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 21 October)
3/Nov/2010 8:09

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Blessing of Voting

Lord, we thank You that we are living in a country where we cast ballots to elect our leaders. Bless those who are elected with wisdom.

Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints Day

Oh, when the saints go marching in
Oh, when the saints go marching in.
Lord, I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in.
1/Nov/2010 10:38