Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Servant Of God

Regard your servant's prayer and his plea, O Lord, my God, heeding the cry and prayer that your servant prays to You today. (1 Kings 8:28 (NRSV), Daily Guideposts - 2011, 27 October) 31 October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hell To Pay

When you deliberately trespass the boundaries of what is good, honest, loving, and harmonious, there will be hell to pay. Don't be the one who has to pay it. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 12 September) 30 October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Gift of Grace

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. (Daily Guideposts - 2011, 23 October) 29 October 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Faithful In Prayer

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
(Romans 12:12 (NIV)
Daily Guideposts - 2011, 28 October
28 October 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sense Of Proportion

God grant me the sense of proportion to judge the difference between an incident and a crisis. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 19 October) 27 October 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

God Knows

... God knows what we need.
So we don't pray to God to remind him, we pray to God to remind ourselves.
The essence of prayer is choice.
Prayers help us refine and affirm what it is we want out of our lives.
God desires our growth as human beings.
Like any good parent, he doesn't spoil us by giving us what we want on a silver platter.
(Rabbi Irwin Katsof, co-author of Powerful Prayers with Larry King, p. 164)
26 October 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dying Leaves

Photo: Corel
Fill us with hope, Lord, trusting that
the dying leaves on earth's cold floor
will resurrect and green the trees once more.
(Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 23 October)
25 October 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Listen & Hear

Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand!
And be sure to pay attention to what you hear.
(Mark 4:23-24 (NL)
24 October 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Life Is

When life calls upon you to step up your pace, to move into a higher level of being, to put your great potential to use, it will bring up every aspect of fear that is hidden in your consciousness. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 22 September)

Granted that I must die, how shall I live?
(Michael Novak in Touchstones, 23 September)

What I mean ... is that the time is short. ... 
For this world in its present form is passing away.
(1 Corinthians 7:29, 31 (NIV) in A Gentle Spirit, 22 September)
23 October 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012


  • From childhood to death, humans, no matter their lot in life should strive to grow to get closer and closer to the spiritual life. 
  • Strive to learn what God wants, and your life will become filled with freedom and joy. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 15 October) 22 October 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Time Alone

Greta Garbo
Today, I am devoted to exploring some of the good reasons there are for spending time alone! (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 5 October) 21 October 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Meditation is the quiet and sustained application of the mind to the contemplation of a spiritual truth.  Its purpose is to deflect our minds from the problems we are experiencing, to raise our thoughts above the grievances and discontent that color our thinking. (On Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 17 October) 20 October 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012


Good Memories are blessings, a gift to sweeten our lives.
Edward Grinnan
(Daily Guideposts - 2010, 7 October)
19 October 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I pray that I may learn from listening - whether or not I agree with what I hear. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 29 September) 18 October 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Come, Sweet Jesus

Come, sweet Jesus, into every moment of my life.
(Mary Lou Carney in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 8 October)
17 October 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us the grace to labor for. (Saint Thomas More in Powerful Prayers by Larry King, p. 150) 16 October 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Look For The Truth

Look for the truth; it wants to be found.
(Blaise Pascal in A Calendar Of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 20 September)
15 October 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Facts And Truth

The truth must be reckoned with. 
You can never trust facts. 
You can always trust the truth. 
(Iyanla Vanzant, Until today! 21 September) 
14 October 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012


The truth is harmful only to evildoers.  
Those who do good love the truth. 
(Leo Tolstoy, 23 August) 
13 October 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

We Choose

... we choose to live this day fully, in contact with friends and loved ones, appreciating the beauty around us, and helping those we can. (Touchstones, 23 September) 12 October 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Each Day

One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. (Goethe, Touchstones, 2 October) 11 October 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I pray that I may attain a state of true calmness.  
I pray that I may live in quietness and peace. 
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 3 October) 
10 October 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Volcan Baru - Panama

Volcan Baru, Chiriqui Province, Panama

I am grateful for the beauty all around.  Help me keep life more balanced so I can receive the spiritual nourishment it provides. (Touchstones, 2 October) 9 October 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012


[Limit your] ... prayers to requests for guidance, an open mind to receive it, and the fortitude to act upon it. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 October) 8 October 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

God's Presence

I pray that I may be spirit guided.  I pray that I may feel God's presence and power in my life. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 4 October) 7 October 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spiritual Basis of Life

... we have to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life - or else. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 17 August) 6 October 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Way It Is

I pray that I may accept everything that comes my way as part of life.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 28 September)
5 October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Have you ever stopped to think how blessed you are to be able to read? (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 24 September) 4 October 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Secret Place

Dwell for a moment each day in a secret place, the place of communion with God, apart from the world and thence receive strength to face the world. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 18 September) 3 October 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prayer and Supplication

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)) 2 October 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

End of Time

... the fervent expectation that we must be living at the end of time has proved time after time - every time - to be wrong. (Bart D. Ehrman, God's Problem, p. 259) 1 October 2012