Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ongoing Journey

Today pray for strength and endurance. You'll need them. This is an ongoing journey... (Steve Case, Everything counts, 27 March) 31/Mar/2011 7:38

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Old Days

It is 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 in Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 362) 30/Mar/2011 8:08

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


We exhibit the beginnings of wisdom when we can shift into God's perspective without having to be hit up 'side of the head with the proverbial two-by-four. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 11 February)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Are You An Amateur?

On every level of life from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and all efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur. (Evelyn Underhill in Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 324)
28/Mar/2011 8:21

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lifelong Assurance

The value of committing scripture to memory lays the foundation for lifelong assurance. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 19 March) 26/Mar/2011 6:47

Friday, March 25, 2011

Seriousness of Christianity

There is no escaping the seriousness of Christianity. Either it is a stumbling block to the people in our society or the values of modern society are foolishness to the serious Christian. It cannot be both ways. (W. Paul Jones, The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 20 March) 25/Mar/2011 7:36

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Will Power

We all need will power. Pray that God will give you just a little more. Take care of yourself, the way you would take care of a fine crystal glass. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 18 March) 24/Mar/2011 9:11

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


The God who sends the winter and wraps the earth in death will always send the springtime with an awakening breath.

Today thank God for the gift of changing seasons of nature and the gift of new life. (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 22 March) 22/Mar/2011 7:40

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spiritual Things

To be properly "educated" in spiritual things, you must seek to master three books: the book of nature, the Bible, and the book of humanity. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 319) 21/Mar/2011 8:00

Sunday, March 20, 2011

There Will Come A Day

And we tell ourselves there will come a day

When we'll have more time to pause on our way.

But before we know it, life's sun has set,

And we've passed the Savior but never met.

(from "Unaware, We Pass Him By," by Helen Steiner Rice in A Collection of Blessings, p. 67)

As I grow older, part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me. (Bebe Moore Campbell, in Black Pearls, 17 September)

Life is short and we must make it count. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 236)
20/Mar/2011 9:15

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Searching Questions

God does not fall off His throne every time one of His children confronts Him with a searching question. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 67)

Friday, March 18, 2011


... let us so love ... creation that we shall live responsibly within it, contributing to its good in ways that are in keeping with grace. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 6 January)

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. (Proverbs 3:27, Helen Steiner Rice, 5 February) 18/Mar/2011 10:09

Thursday, March 17, 2011


You will never know how much you believe something until it is a matter of life and death. (C.S. Lewis in Every Day Light by Selwyn Hughes, Day 32)

... how spiritual you are has nothing to do with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness. (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 18)
17/Mar/2011 9:09

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Lord's Friends

"Lord, it's no wonder You have so few friends if You treat them all this way." (Prayer of Teresa of Avila in Every Day Light by Selwyn Hughes, Day 72) 16/Mar/2011 10:00

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Love of God

The love of God surrounds us like the air we breathe around us -- as near as a heartbeat, as close as a prayer, and whenever we need Him, He'll always be there. (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 15 March)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Name All The Things

We do well to take time to name all the things in life that we deem worthy of praise. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 2 January) 14/Mar/2011 9:46

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thank God

Thank God for all that you have been given and then live like a person who has been given much. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 3 March) 13/Mar/2011 7:16

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pray For Peace

Pray for peace in the Middle East, as well as in our own country. (Larry Ousley in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 10 February) 12/Mar/2011 8:38

Friday, March 11, 2011


Don't start your day by supposing that trouble is just ahead. It's better to stop supposing and start with a prayer instead. (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 26 January)
11/Mar/2011 8:06

Thursday, March 10, 2011

God's Race

As persons stay with Christian disciplines over time they experience increasing fulfillment of God's purposes in their lives. Pray to discover and follow practices that enable you to run God's race in all areas of your life. (Larry Ousley in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 14 February) 10/Mar/2011 8:08

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Playing God

(Photo: Quilt detail at Prince George's Community College exhibit - March 2011)

No matter how smart you think you are, you never know enough to "play God" in somebody's life. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 300)

Do not expect everybody you help to appreciate what you have done. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 175) 9/Mar/2011 9:03

[Note: I skipped posting to this blog yesterday while I was out of town. REH]
9/Mar/2011 9:05

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Hands of God

Mr. Dickie in front of the James Madison Building at the Library of Conress

This day and every day I will place myself and my life in the hands of God, secure in the knowledge that He will not fail me, if I too, do my part. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 29 February) 7/Mar/2011 8:07

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Iroquois Prayer

We return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of his children. (Iroquois Prayer, The Little Book of Prayers by David Schiller, p. 155)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thoughts and Actions

God guide my thoughts and let them guide my actions. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 28 February) 5/Mar/2011 9:53

Friday, March 4, 2011

Help Me

(Photo by Mr. Dickie - quilted wall hanging)

God, help me to help someone with a kind word or an understanding ear today. (Linda Neukrug in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 19 February)

Thursday, March 3, 2011


The Bible doesn't teach that there is any place called purgatory. (after John MacArthur in Truth For Today, 30 December)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Start the day praying for wisdom to say the right things at the right time. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 286) 2/Mar/2011 7:43

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teach Me To Pray

Lord, teach me to pray wherever I am, for You are everywhere and listening always. (Philip Zaleski in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 7 February) 1/Mar/2011 14:54