Monday, May 30, 2011

Bless All Things

O heavenly Father, protect and bless all things that have breath: guard them from all evil and let them sleep in peace. (Albert Schweitzer - "A Child's Prayer")

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Prayer Is

In itself, prayer is simply a reverent, conscious openness to God full of the desire to grow in goodness and overcome evil. (William Johnston in The Little Book Of Prayers by David Schiller) 29/May/2011 9:34

Friday, May 27, 2011


When death approaches, we may look back on our life and wonder if it was just another dream. (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 209)

O Holy One, comfort all who grieve today. Hold them close until they can once again make the choice of life. Then let the dance begin. (Marilyn Morgan King, Daily Guideposts - 2009, 27 May)
27/May/2011 10:12

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Meditation is to your inner person what digestion is to your body. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 388)

The Word of God and prayer must never be separated if they are we will get out of balance. The better we know the Word the more effectively we will pray, and the more effectively we pray the better we will learn the Word. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 392-93)
26/May/2011 8:33

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roland George Nelson

Lord, we thank you for the blessing that our friend, Roland George Nelson, was in the lives of so many of us.

"We noticed every minute we were with him, saying to ourselves, 'remember this time.' Now that he is gone, we rejoice in our wisdom and in our deliberate memories." (Molly Fumia, Safe Passage, Day 209) 25/May/2011 10:27

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Take Five Minutes

On this day, I will take five minutes to be quiet, listen to my inner self, and determine who I am and who I want to be. (Eric V. Copage, Black Pearls, 15 May)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pray Without Ceasing

Your responsibility is simply to "pray without ceasing," trusting Him to act according to His perfect will. (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 17 April)

The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will finally hear Him. (William McGill in Believing In Myself, 13 May)

Powerful praying gets powerful results. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 113)
20/May/2011 8:03

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Look More Closely

We can see God if we are willing to look more closely. (The Upper Room Discipline - 2003, 3 May) 19/May/2011 8:43

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Much talk is sometimes evidence of little faith.
(Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 347)
17/May/2011 8:15

Monday, May 16, 2011

Compassion And Care

May the glistening purity of Jesus' example inspire and encourage us to live our lives in compassion and care. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 2 May) 16/May/2011 16:50

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Ways To Go

[Prayer] ... is an acknowledgment of our personal helplessness, which has been demonstrated to us often in our efforts to find peace and security. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 2 May)

You have a ways to go. Keep praying.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 26 April)
15/May/2011 8:31

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Show Me The Way

Lord, show me the way.
Helen Steiner Rice, A Collection of Blessings, p. 152)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Good Steward

Lord, help me to be a good steward of the life and the body you've given me. (Andrew Attaway in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 25 April) 13/May/2011 7:44

Thursday, May 12, 2011

They Must Be Wrong

It takes God a long time to get us out of the way of thinking that unless everyone sees as we do, they must be wrong. (Oswald Chambers in Everything Counts by Steve Case, 5 May)
12/May/2011 7:19

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Skilled archers will put an arrow in the bow and pull back. They won't release until they feel sure. There's so much more to this simple action than meets the eye. Certainty is essential to scoring the bull's-eye. Now imagine that you are the arrow and God is the archer. Don't ask questions. Don't doubt your place. Don't complain about the strain of being pulled back. God doesn't miss. Faith comes in the waiting. when the release comes you can be sure you'll be heading in the direction where God wants you. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 8 May) 11/May/2011 7:49

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"For" or "With"

(Photo by Mr. Dickie - one of the azaleas in our yard in the Spring of 2011)

Do you pray "for" or "with" other people?
(after Roberta Messner in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 18 April)
10/May/2011 7:30

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Role

Let me learn to play my own role.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 29 January)
9/May/2011 6:46

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I pray that I may not fall into the error of anticipating trouble. If It should come, let me meet it with equanimity and love. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 13 March)
8/May/2011 7:49

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's My Birthday!

Today, on my 72nd birthday, I count my blessings. I've enjoyed a good life with loving and supportive family and friends. I was fortunate to find work in the military and civilian sides of our government that was interesting and mostly satisfying. I've been healthy enough to overcome serious illness.

Let me never forget to be grateful for the good things in my life...
(One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 6 February)
7/May/2011 7:53

Friday, May 6, 2011

Your Care

I release myself and my family [and friends] to Your care. (Daily Guideposts - 2009, 2 February) 6/May/2011 7:56

Thursday, May 5, 2011


... I confess that I find it so hard to endure. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 88)

"God has given us the faculties by which we are able to bear what comes to pass without being crushed or depressed thereby. Why then do we sit and moan and groan, blind to the Giver, making no acknowledgment to Him, but giving ourselves to complaints?" (Epictetus in One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 5 May)
5/May/2011 7:57

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


When we think of the characteristics of those who were troubling the church at Ephesus we can see that their descendants are still with us. (William Barclay, The Letters to Timothy, p. 37)
4/May/2011 6:58

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Living On Purpose

Bless me, heavenly Father - forgive my erring ways.
Grant me strength to serve Thee; put purpose in my days.
Help me when I falter, and hear me when I pray.
(from "My Prayer by Helen Steiner Rice, in A Collection of Blessings, p. 141)
3/May/2011 8:18

Monday, May 2, 2011


When you face a battle, spend much time in His Word and in prayer, for then He will give you that needed word of encouragement. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 244)
2/May/2011 7:46

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Plenty of People

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. (Francois, Duc de al Rochefoucauld, Maxims, in The Harper Religious & Inspirational Quotation Companion by Margaret Pepper, p. 243)
1/May/2011 8:10