Friday, November 30, 2012

Keep In Touch

Thank You, Lord, for the people You've put in my life and for the means You've given us to keep in touch. (Joshua Sundquist in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 30 November) 30 November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Look To The Rock

Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which your were hewn. (Isaiah 51:1 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 14 November) 29 November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Right Thing

I pray that today I may do the next thing, the unselfish thing, the loving thing. I pray that I may be content with doing small things as long as they are right. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 November) 28 November 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One Family

Thank You, Lord, for Your many blessings, but especially for the love that makes all of us one family in You. (Karen Valentin, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 24 November) 27 November 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Seeing Things

Teach me to see things from other's perspective. (Shanna D. Gregor, Power Prayers, p. 169) 25 November 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Don't Be A

Large Mouth Bass

Help me to control what I say by thinking about what pleases You before I open my mouth. (Shanna D. Gregor, Power Prayers, p. 74) 24 November 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Still Counting

I continue to count my blessings. I try never to forget that there are many people far worse off than me. (James Casey in Keepers Of The Wisdom by Karen Casey, 21 November)

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone. (1 Timothy 2:1 (NIV), Daily Guideposts - 2010, 3 November) 23 November 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

The food which we are about to eat
Is Earth, Water and Sun, compounded through the alchemy of many plants.
Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will become part of us.
This food is also the fruit of the labor of many beings and creatures.
We are grateful for it.
May it give us strength, health, joy.
And may it increase our love.
(Unitarian Prayer in The Little Book of Prayers, edited by David Schiller, p. 170)
22 November 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mine, Mine, Mine

Image from the movie - Finding Nemo

A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous. (Proverbs 13:22) 21 November 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lazy People

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. (Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)) 20 November 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Perfect Peace

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Pumpkin Pyramid at Catocin Mountain Orchard

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on You! (Isaiah 26:5 (NL) 19 November 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Meditation is the spiritual way to turn your thoughts away from whatever is troubling you. It is a lift, a refreshment. (after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 10 November) 18 November 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Show me who I can learn from and who should be learning from me. (Shana D. Gregor, Power Prayers For The Graduate, p. 143) 17 November 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 14 November) 16 November 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Fullness Of Your Joy

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy. (Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 14 November) 15 November 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Being Positive

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Catoctin Mountain Orchard near Thurmont, MD

Help me to be positive and uplifting 
when people share their troubles with me. 
14 November 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Faith is the messenger that bears your prayers to God. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 1 November) 13 November 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012


Thank You, Lord, for the people in my life who encourage me to become more than I think I can be. May we all reach the glorious potential that You see in us. (Melody Bonnette in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 November) 12 November 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day - 2012

Lord, thank You for the people who remind us of the tremendous cost the men and women of our military have paid for our freedom. (Debbie Macomber in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 11 November) 11 November 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Instant Gratification

Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. (Richard J. Foster in Touchstones, 31 October) 10 November 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Family

Photo: DuPont Mansion, Kennet Square, PA, by Mr. Dickie

Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank You for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of the earth.  Amen
(Robert Louis Stevenson, in Little Book Of Prayers edited by David Schiller, p. 167)
9 November 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

True Happiness

True happiness comes as a result of living in all respects, the way you believe God wants you to live, with regard to yourself and to other people. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 4 November) 8 November 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

God's Power

... you must have daily communion with God, so that the power of His grace will come unhindered into your soul. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 October) 7 November 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Getting Older

Getting older doesn't mean my life stops changing. The changes attest to my continued life. There is good in that. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 26 October) 6 November 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Turn, Turn, Turn

When you are faced with a problem beyond your strength, you must turn to God by an act of faith.  It is that turning to God in each trying situation that you must cultivate. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 23 September) 5 September 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wants Or Needs

The Lord doesn't give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need. (Eric Davis, Baltimore Orioles, in Powerful Prayers by Larry King and Rabbi Irwin Katsof, p. 162) 4 November 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Look for a kind of life which is in harmony with the will of God, and then you will fulfill the duty of your life. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 20 October) 3 November 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Change Your Perspective

Praying for solutions or comfort or just a moment of peace will change my perspective today.  When my perspective changes, so do my experiences. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 28 October) 2 November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Learning To Pray

We have really learned how to pray when we realize that prayer is a privilege rather than a duty. (Anonymous in Powerful Prayers by Larry King and Rabbi Irwin Katsof, p. 178) 1 November 2012