Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crossroads And Roadblocks

... when we reach a crossroads or a roadblock, we know that our Higher Power will come to our aid in making the right choices and surmounting all obstacles. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 29 February 2012)

I've found that you can't draw road maps for the Lord. I've tried that before. (Janice Clark, in Keepers Of The Wisdom by Karen Casey, 28 February)

How would your telling the story of your journey change if you viewed it as a demonstration of God's blessing you all along the way, as an expression of providential care for the whole creation? (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 4 June)

I pray that I'll continue to seek guidance as my spiritual journey continues today. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 29 February 2012) 29 February 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I pray for a clear separation between what is on my path in ... [my] program and what is on someone else's path. ... (Touchstones, 26 February) 28 February 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Many Are Called

"Many are called but few are chosen" 
should be, 
"All are called but few chose to listen." 
(A Course In Miracles, Chapter 3, IV, 7, 12, p. 44) 27 February 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Small Things

... if you cannot overcome small, trivial things, when will you overcome difficult ones? (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 11, p. 40) 26 February 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thoughts On Love

Just for today, hold thoughts and images of love in your mind. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 7 February) 25 February 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thank You For

Lord, thank You, for [fill in a name], who's been there.
Daily Guideposts - 2010, 18 February
24 February 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I pray for the wisdom to realize that progress begins only when I am ready to detach myself from the idea that I alone can control and solve another's problem. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 February)
23 February 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I pray that I may partake of the soul-food that God has provided for me. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 17 February) 

If you are utterly intent on the state of your own soul and on God, you will not pay so much attention to what other people are doing.
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 5, p. 69)
22 February 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Earth Bound

Let's pray that the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere. (C.S. Lewis in The Shack by William P. Young, p. 104) 21 February 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spiritual Progress

If you wish to make any spiritual progress, keep yourself rooted in a profound love of God; do not be too free, but direct all your feelings toward maintaining an inner calm, and do not cave in to chasing after empty pleasures. (Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 21, p,. 51) 20 February 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Living In The Present

Even if our present life is meant to be a preparation for a better life to come, there is no point in frittering away our days worrying about the future, or our chances for eternal blessedness. (Johann Christoph Arnold, Escape Routes, p. 151-52) 19 February 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Photo: Mr. Dickie - Blackwater Falls, WV

I pray that each day may advance my steps on the road to understanding; that I may leave nothing undone that could have changed the course of my life for the better. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 7 February)
18 February 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012


... God has so arranged things that we may learn to bear each other's burdens,

  • for no one is without faults, 
  • no one is without burdens, 
  • no one is wholly self-sufficient, 
  • no one has enough wisdom all by himself.
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 16)
17 February 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spiritual Journey

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Chadds Ford, PA

In our spiritual journey, we must begin with the premise that no person ever achieves perfection. (Touchstones, 8 February) 16 January 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Longer Days

Thank You, God, for longer days and shorter shadows. 
(Tim Williams in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 4 February) 
15 February 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Escape From Earth

Let's pray that the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere. (C.S. Lewis, in The Shack by William P. Young, p. 104) 14 February 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012


I pray that my meditation will please You. 
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 4 June) 
13 February 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I Pray

I pray that I may grow spiritually ... 
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 5 February) 
12 February 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Forms Of Prayer

There are many forms of prayer. ... 

For some of us it may take the form of talking to God; 

for others it may be silent meditation, 

observing nature, 

listening to music, or 

writing in a journal. 

(Touchstones, 7 February) 11 February 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Point Of View

  • I pray to be led into a new way of thinking about the difficulties I have to face.
  • A new point of view will put them into perspective and reduce them to manageable size.
  • I pray especially to resist exaggerating my troubles until they overwhelm me.

(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 8 February)
10 February 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I must rely on God.
I must trust Him to the limit.
I must depend on the Divine Power for all human relationships.
I will wait and trust and hope, until God shows me the way.
I will wait for guidance on each important decision.
I will meet the test of waiting until a thing seems right before I do it.
Every work for God must meet the test of time.
The guidance will come, if I wait for it.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 8 February)
9 February 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spiritual Awakening

... spiritual awakening involve[s] the body, mind, and spirit. 
(Touchstones, 31 January)
8 February 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Devil

The devil is a frightening concept because he seems to be extremely powerful and extremely active.  He is perceived as a force in combat with God, battling Him for possession of His creations.  The devil deceives by lies, and builds kingdoms in which everything is in direct opposition to God.  Yet he attracts men rather than repels them, and they are willing to sell him their souls in return for gifts of no real worth.  This makes absolutely no sense.  (A Course In Miracles, Chapter 3, VII, 2, 4-8) 7 February 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Get It Right

I have the power to:

  • walk right!
  • talk right!
  • live right!
(after Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today!, 3 January)
6 February 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Children Of The World

Lord, bless all the children of the world and help us to remember that they belong to Your family and to our families as well. (Sharon Foster in Dailyguideposts - 2011, 31 January) 5 February 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012


"So get to work, and may the Lord be with you!" 
(I Chronicles 22:16, in Dailyguideposts - 2011, 15 January)
4 February 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012


Photo: Mr. Dickie

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Oh Lord; may your love and your truth always protect me. (Psalm 40:11 (NIV) in Dailyguideposts - 2011, 16 January) 3 February 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I pray for the wisdom to take a rational attitude toward whatever troubles I must face each day. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 15 January) 2 February 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Living Prayer

... send your Spirit that I may pray as I ought and present my life as living prayer for those who hunger for Your care.  (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 6 June) 1 February 2012