Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Discipline

Start a daily discipline that carves out some space for remembering who created you. Develop your own spiritual exercise in praise of God. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 19 January)
31/Jan/2011 9:14

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Reading

I pray for the steadfastness to read, [and meditate on] every day, something that will help me to gain understanding. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 23 January)
30/Jan/2011 9:33

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Easy Part

The easy part about praying is that God has been waiting for you. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 13 January)
29/Jan/2011 8:31

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This Day

Lord, thank You for this day and all it offers, I am at peace. (adapted from The Promise Of A New Day, 22 December)
27/Jan/2011 10:30

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Slow Learners

God provides many lessons to slow learners.
(after Earnie Larsen and Carol Hegarty in Believing in Myself, 20 January)
26/Jan/2011 8:10

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fewer The Words

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
(Martin Luther in The Book of Choices by Mike Magee, MD, p. 43)
25/Jan/2011 8:15

Monday, January 24, 2011

A New Thing

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! ... (Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 8 January)
24/Jan/2011 14:53

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Brand-New Day

Father, thank You for the gift of life and for this brand-new day. I want to make the most of it. (Helen Grace Lescheid in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 8 January) 23/Jan/2011 8:40

Saturday, January 22, 2011

God's Guidance

I desperately need Your guidance.
(Marion Bond West, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 10 December)
22/Jan/2011 9:37

Friday, January 21, 2011

Meeting God

If you meet God in the morning
And ask for guidance when you pray,
You will never in your lifetime
Face another hopeless day.
(Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 17 January)
21/Jan/2011 7:46

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spiritual Weapons

... God's people use spiritual weapons to defeat the enemy. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 165)
20/Jan/2011 8:26

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


When I am tempted or pressured into irrational behavior, I pray that I may stop and think before I do or say anything whatever. I ask God to remove these impulses and help me to grow into the person I want to be. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 2 January)
19/Jan/2011 7:43

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Family and Friends

Father, thank you for family and friends who keep me warm and alive in difficult times. (Scott Walker, Daily Guideposts - 2009, 14 January) 18/Jan/2011 7:48

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pure Thoughts

The pure thoughts of a spiritual being affect the physical conditions of the environment; they literally raise the consciousness of the people around that spiritual person. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Real Magic, p. 309)
17/Jan/2011 9:13

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Keep It Short

Keep your prayer short.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 14 January)
16/Jan/2011 8:49

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Normal Day

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth,
or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut,
or raise my hands to the sky and want,
more than all the world your return.

(Mary Jean Iron in The Book of Choices by Mike Magee, MD, p. 51)
15/Jan/2011 8:22

Friday, January 14, 2011

Daily Study Bible Series

Lord, I set apart my mind for You today. ... I set apart every limb of my body and each area of my life unto You as Lord over my life. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 364)


Today I finished reading "The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians," by William Barclay. This 185-page book was in my 2010 reading program. I started reading the book on January 5th 2010 and didn't keep up the pace to finish by the end of the year. I'll start reading, another William Barclay book, "The Letters to Timothy, Titus and Philemon" tomorrow. I forget how many books there are in this set of books called, The Daily Study Bible Series (DSB). I also don't remember if I have all the books in this New Testament compilation. I purchased my copies "used" over a period of years and have slowly been reading the volumes over a period of years.

Mr. Dickie
14/Jan/2011 17:58

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Faith is healthy; it is an affirmation of human worth and continuity. Fortunate are those of us who have both strong faith and good judgment. (The Promise of a New Day, 8 January)
13/Jan/2011 7:57

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stay On The Path

Pray for strength to stay on the path that God has set for you and avoid running off to solve everybody else's problems. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 11 January)
12/Jan/2011 9:16

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When Love Dies

When love dies it doesn't rest in peace.
(Brooks and Dunn lyric)
11/Jan/2011 9:58

Monday, January 10, 2011

Power of Prayer

Never underestimate the power of prayer or the value of one Godly home. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 161)
10/Jan/2011 10:41

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Planning For The Harvest

I pray that I will not come empty to the end of my life. I pray that I may so live that I will not be afraid to die. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 30 December)
9/Jan/2011 8:13

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pray Earnestly and Constantly

Today pray with a sincere heart. Pray earnestly and constantly.
(Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 3 January)
8/Jan/2011 9:11

Friday, January 7, 2011


  • Take the blessing.
  • Say thank you.
  • Give it back.
  • Repeat.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 6 January)
7/Jan/2011 10:28

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Epiphany or Twelfth Night

Epiphany or Twelfth Night

Today Your Savior was born in the town of David. He is Christ, the Lord. (Luke 2:11)

Thanks be to God for this gift that is too wonderful for words. (2 Corinthians 9:15)
6/Jan/2011 9:57

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pray For The Cities

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for your city, and for the cities of all nations. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 23 December) 5/Jan/2011 7:36

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


A right perspective on God gives us the right perspective on everything else - life, work, money, service, relationships, and so on. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, 1 January)
4/Jan/2011 7:33

Monday, January 3, 2011


If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5, Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 398)
3/Jan/2011 12:20

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bless The People

Dear Lord, bless all the people, near and far, who shine Your love into my life. (Mary Ann O'Roark in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 27 December)
2/Jan/2011 9:29

Saturday, January 1, 2011

When You Pray

When you pray ask God to use all of you -- all your talents, all your mind, all your heart. Physically. Emotionally. Mentally. Ask God to use all of you so that no part of your mind, body, and soul will go unused. Ask -- and then listen. (Everything Counts, Steve Case, 1 January)
1/Jan/2011 11:28