Monday, October 31, 2011

I Pray

I meet God in the morning and go with Him through the day, then in the stillness of the night before sleep comes, I pray.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 20 October) 31 October 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Two works of mercy set a man free: forgive and you will be forgiven, and give and you will receive.  (St. Augustine of Hippo - Sermons) 29 October 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Things Above

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  (Colossians 3:2 NIV)
28 October 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.  (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Take My Hand

Precious Lord, take my hand.
Lead me on.  Let me stand.
I am tired.  I am weak.  I am worn.
Through the storm,
Through the night,
Lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, precious Lord,
and lead me home.
(African-American Spiritual)
26 October 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Be very careful, then, how you live -- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.
(Ephesians 5:15-16, NIV) 25 October 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Contentment And Happiness

It's by completing what God gives us to do that we find real contentment and happiness too.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 17 October) 24 October 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

He Still Is

Jesus Christ
  • The angels sang about Him, and He is still the theme of the greatest music.
  • Luke wrote about Him, and He is still the subject of the greatest literature.
  • The shepherds hastened to behold Him, and He is still at the center of the greatest art.
  • Teachers listened to Him and marveled, and He is still the focal point for all truth and wisdom.
(Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 670) 23 October 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Who's First

What if we made a conscious effort every day, to put someone else first?  (In God's Care, 19 October) 22 October 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Iroquois Prayer

We return thanks to the sun, that he has looked upon earth with a beneficent eye.  (Iroquois Prayer)
21 October 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Iroquois Prayer

We return thanks to our grandfather He-no, that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles, and has given to us his rain. (extracted from an Iroquois prayer)


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Photo: Mr. Dickie - Orange azalea in our backyard

Father, thank You for the abundance You've allowed us to share.  
Harold Hostetler
Daily Guideposts - 2009, 14 October
19 October 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Point Of View

Help me to see life from a new point of view - Your point of view.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 274) 18 October 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

All Things Both Great And Small

He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Little Book Of Prayer,  p. 112)
17 October 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Prayer Is

Prayer is so often just words unspoken, whispered in tears by a heart that is broken ... for God is already deeply aware of the burdens we find too heavy to bear.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 1 October)
16 October 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Save Me

Hasten, O God, to save me; 
O Lord, come quickly to help me.  
(Psalm 70:1, Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 12 October) 
15 October 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Money Problem

"The final battle for Christian discipleship will be over the money problem: till that is solved there can be no universal application of Christianity." (Balzac in Every Day Light by Selwyn Hughes, Day 279) 14 October 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Come Follow Me

Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.  (Matthew 19:21-22 (NKJV) in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 11 October) 13 October 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Find a place and sit in silence.
Sit in the silence of God.
Listen and don't expect.
Look, but don't plan on a vision -
just be in God's silence
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 11 October)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Lord, thank you for leading me where I need to go.  (Rebecca Ondov, Daily Guidepost - 2009, 8 October) 11 October 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011


Father, continue to show me how to connect with those I love.  (Julie Garmon in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 10 October) 10 October 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Let God Talk To You

When your day is pressure-packed and your hours are all too few, just close your eyes and meditate and let God talk to you.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 2 October) 9 October 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rejoice In the Lord

May my meditation be pleasing to Him, as I rejoice in the Lord.  (Psalm 104:34, in From The Heart by Helen Steiner Rice, 2 October) 8 October 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011


Where you treasure is there you heart will be also.  (Matthew 6:21, Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 2 October) 7 October 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Stop asking for things until you know what you need.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 25 September) 6 October 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Lord, give me the persistence and determination to reach goals I never knew I could reach.  (Rick Hamlin, Daily Guideposts - 2009, 23 September) 4 October 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Events in the news today, depressing as they may seem, are all in the hands of God.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 618) 4 October 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Reach Across The Miles

Father, hear this little prayer, reach across the miles from here to there, so I can feel much closer to those I'm fondest of and they may know I think of them with thankfulness and love.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 26 September) 3 October 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Silent Prayer

Holy One, please help me to value silent prayer enough to make time for it, no matter how chaotic my life might be.  (Marilyn Morgan King, Daily Guideposts - 2009, 22 September)
2 October 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Courage And Hope

God, grant me courage and hope for every day, faith to guide me along my way, understanding and wisdom too and grace to accept what life gives me to do.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 23 September) 1 October 2011