Thursday, June 30, 2011


O Father, help me today to be a peacemaker wherever I go, and to reconcile people... (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 170)
30 Jun 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Best Way

The time we spend praying for others who haven't figured it out yet is the best way to use prayer.

... use your prayer time for someone else, anyone else, everyone else.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 20 June and 21 Jun)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Intercessory Prayer

(Photo: Mr. Dickie - Solomon's Island, MD)

The real business of your life as a saved soul is intercessory prayer. (Oswald Chambers in Everything Counts by Steve Case, 20 June) 27 June 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Praying Now

(Photo: Mr. Dickie - Black Butte Volcano from Black Butte Ranch, OR)

What's wrong with praying now?
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 26 June)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Seeing God

... not to see God is to fail to find the meaning of life and to see no purpose in anything. Such a condition, one must admit, produces an emotional overload on the personality that leads inevitably to despair. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 166)
26 June 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Leo Tolstoy

I consider Christianity to be neither a pure revelation nor a phase of history, but I consider it as the only doctrine which gives a meaning to life. (Leo Tolstoy, The Gospel In Brief, p. 22)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mind Over Matter

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.
(Isaiah 26:3 in Hope For Each Day by Billy Graham, 17 May)

Monday, June 20, 2011

God's Gift

Instead of looking around for something different, accept what you now have as God's gift. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 440)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Believe You Will Receive Them

Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you will have them. (Mark 11:24 in Hope For Each Day by Billy Graham, 2 June)

Friday, June 17, 2011

44th Wedding Anniversary

Forty-fourth Wedding Anniversary

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing.
(Proverbs, 18:2)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Be Present

Holy God, be present in all I do this day -
  • in my speaking,
  • in my actions,
  • and in my heart.
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 8 May)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lord, Help Our Neighbors

Lord, watch over the folks who were recently evicted from a nearby house in our neighborhood. Keep the family together. Guide those who want to work to good paying jobs. Cut red tape wherever necessary as they deal with agencies that might help. Especially give the young man involved hope and guidance. We ask in Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day - 14 Jun 2011

Thank You, Lord, for blessings that extend for generations.
(Sharon Foster in Daily Guideposts - 23 May 2009)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Choose Life

I have set before you life and death; ... therefore choose life.
(Deuteronomy 30:19)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

We Are To Pray

  • We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving.
  • We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud.
  • We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting.
  • We are to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient.
(Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 11 June)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Search Me

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. (Psalm 139:23)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Enjoy Your Day

Photo: Dick and Melva at Dover AFB, Dover, DE

Enjoy today and thank God for all He gives you. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 438) 8 June 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Prayer Is

Prayer is the verbal form of worship, relating to God through spoken and sung words. (Harold Kushner, To Life!, p. 211)

Say a prayer of thanks to God for his hand upon your life. (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 24 May) 7 June 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Positive Thoughts

Positive thoughts translate into positive actions. (Larsen and Hegarty, Believing In Myself, 8 April)

Make a point of complimenting and affirming others. (after Eric V. Copage in Black Pearls, 8 April)
3/Jun/2011 8:43

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Right Thing

... ask God for help in saying the right thing. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 422)
2/Jun/2011 8:40

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Productive Day

Thank you Lord for guiding me on my way. I'll remember that weariness after work is a sign of a productive day. (after Larsen and Hegarty, Believing In Myself, 16 January)
1/Jun/2011 9:21