Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Just for today, think about all the people who are affected by what you do and what you do not do.  (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 13 July) 31 July 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Great Love

I confess my unworthiness, and
I acknowledge your goodness;
I praise your kindness, and
I thank You for Your great love.
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 4, Chapter 2, p. 168)
30 July 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Presence And Comfort Of God

... without the presence and comfort of God the sorrows of life would be unbearable, and without the strength of God there are times in life when we could never go on. (William Barclay, The Revelation Of John, Vol. 2, p. 39) 29 July 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Peace Of Mind

I pray that I may not allow those about me to spoil my peace of mind.  I pray that I may keep a deep inner calm throughout the day. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 23 July) 28 July 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Walk Humbly With Thy Lord

Walk Humbly With Thy Lord

Walking with God
  • Means practicing the presence of God in your daily affairs
  • It means asking God for strength to face each new day
  • It means turning to Him often during the day in prayer for yourself and for other people
  • It means thanking Him at night for blessings you have received during the day.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 27 July) 27 July 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Five Stages of Grief

Dear Lord, show me how to best comfort those who are grieving. 
(Isabel Wolseley, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 18 July) 
26 July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The more each of us lives by ... spiritual principles, the more we help each other, no matter how great a distance may separate us. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 21 July) 25 July 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Today I am devoted to acknowledging my responsibility for every aspect of my life! (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 28 June) 24 July 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012


Healing God, may I have the courage to ask for help when I need it and the grace to accept it when offered. (Marilyn Morgan King in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 19 July) 23 July 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Door To Heaven

The door to heaven is opened to you to the same extent you want it.
Get rid of your troubles and problems, and direct your soul to spiritual things.
Be attentive, and fulfill your duty without thinking about the consequences.
You should not guide events, but be guided by events.
(Indian Wisdom in A Calendar Of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 22 July)
22 July 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012


The problem of life is to find strength for

  • its tasks, 
  • its responsibilities, 
  • its demands.  

(William Barclay, The Revelation Of John, Vol, 2, p. 28)
21 July 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Life's Challenges

I need the help of God to meet life's challenges. 
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 4 July) 
20 July 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012


... free me from this great apathy.
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 4, Chapter 4, p. 171)
19 July 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Guide Me

Guide me, lazy and unworthy person that I am, to a blessed and praiseworthy end. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 4, Chapter 9, p. 178) 18 July 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Written Word

Lord, draw my attention today to some written word - new or old - that will renew my spirit. (Evelyn Bence in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 July) 17 July 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012


Remind me, Lord, that each small service I render enhances the beauty ... of life.
(Evelyn Bence, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 July)
16 July 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012


As you grow spiritually, a feeling of being plentifully supplied by God's strength will possess you and you will be able to accomplish many useful things. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 6 July) 15 July 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I'm Upset

I pray that I may not let myself become too upset. 
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 June) 
14 July 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Life and Death

I pray that I may face the future with courage.  I pray that I may be given strength to face both life and death fearlessly. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 22 June) 13 July 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Weaknesses

O most sweet and loving Lord, whom I now devoutly wish to receive, you know my weaknesses and my needs.
You know how many bad habits and vices I have.
You know how often I am burdened, tempted, shaken and stained by sin.
I come to you for healing.
I pray to you for comfort and support.
I speak to you, who know all things, to whom all my inmost thoughts are evident.
You alone can adequately comfort me and help me.
You know what good things I need most, and you know how poor I am in virtue.
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 4, Chapter 16, p. 188-89)
12 July 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Right Way

Teach me the right way. 
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 4, Chapter 6, p. 175) 
11 July 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teach Me To Remember

Oh, Lord, teach me to remember You in all things, every day of my life. (Julia Attaway in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 28 June) 10 July 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peace Of Mind

My peace of mind depends on overcoming my negative attitudes.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 May)
9 July 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Great Job

One who has received more should not boast of his own merit nor lift himself above others nor look down on those having less... (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 22, p. 111) 8 July 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Morrow

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself . ...
(Matthew 6:34 in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 10 May)
6 July 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lessons Learned

Positive lessons are not always taught in positive ways.
(Anonymous, Chicken Soup For The Father's Soul, p. 38)
5 July 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July 2012

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
(Emma Lazarus)
4 July 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Power Utility Workers

Lord, watch over and keep safe all of the men and women who are working throughout the eastern part of the United States in very hot and humid conditions to restore power to businesses and homes. (3 July 2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

What Me Worry?

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing why do you worry about the rest? (Luke 12:25-26 NIV, A Gentle Spirit, 9 May) 2 July 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I pray that I may be calm in the midst of storms.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 1 July)
1 July 2012