Thursday, January 31, 2013


Photo: National Geographic
Heavenly Father thank You for the precious life you've given me. Remind me to live every moment to the fullest always seeing the good in each day, each person, each circumstance. Thank You for the joy of being alive. Amen. (Barbara Johnson in Promise Of Joy, p. 22) 31 January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart. (David Jeremiah, Journey, 19 January) 30 January 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Daily Reading

I pray for the steadfastness to read every day, something that will help me to gain understanding. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 23 January) 29 January 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Shifting Focus

Help me to shift my focus from myself to those around me. 
(Shanna D. Gregor, Power Prayers for the Graduate, p. 93) 
28 January 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Creative Process

Almighty God, help me to see my daily struggles as part of your holy and creative process. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 10 September) 27 January 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Good News

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, 
and good news gives health to the bones.
(Proverbs 15:30, Promises Of Joy, p. 14)
26 January 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pray and Work

I pray that my life may be balanced between prayer and work. I pray that I may not work without prayer or pray without work. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 29 December) 25 January 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Creator God, how fearfully and wonderfully made is your creation. Let all that is crafted by your hand praise You. Cause us to be more aware of your world, so that we live as good stewards. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 7 September) 24 January 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Heart

My heart is overwhelmed.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 19 January)
23 January 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12 in This Love We Share by Harry and Emily Griffith, 21 January) 22 January 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Let Freedom Ring

Martin Luther King Day & Inauguration Day

21 January 2013

The freedom of a person is a great thing,
 and even the freedom of a nation begins from
 the freedom of a single individual. 
(Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 25 October) 

God Bless America
21 January 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Trust In The Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3 in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 January) 20 January 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Aspirant Or Disciple?

Aspirant or Disciple?

It's important to know the difference between being an aspirant and a disciple. To me, an aspirant wants the results of spiritual living without paying the price. Disciples, on the other hand, completely surrender to the earnest desire within themselves to wake up. And when people really become disciples, nothing stops them until they wake up, whether its going to churches, synagogues, or spiritual centers; finding the right book; or seeking inspiring ideas in the media. Earnestness itself creates an atmosphere where insight happens. Their inner voice will speak to them.
Either way, if you take your heart's earnest desire to know God, and sit down every day with that and with your favorite book, your favorite author, or your favorite tape, you will be rewarded. Your spiritual realization will become more real to you than the experience of the world. When that happens, when God becomes more real to you, you will learn to exercise the commitment and discipline to stay in God-consciousness, to keep yourself truly awake. ...
(Reverend Michael Beckwith in For The Love Of God, edited by Shield and Carlson, p. 49)
19 January 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

God's Hands

I pray to learn to enjoy the good that each day brings and not be apprehensive about the future, which is in God's hands. (One Day At A Time On Al-Anon, 8 January) 18 January 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Faith takes the sting out of the winds of adversity and brings peace even in the midst of struggle. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 21 November) 17 January 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19, Promises Of Joy, p. 11) 16 January 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Being at peace with God may take some work today. I'll begin with prayer. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 28 December) 15 January 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Spiritual Journey

Aldous Huxley

"The spiritual journey does not consist in arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one's own ignorance concerning one's self and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one's self."
(Aldous Huxley in The Power Of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 18)
14 January 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Number Your Days

So teach us to number our days 
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom
(Psalm 90:12, Daily Guidepost - 2011, 31 December) 
13 January 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Looking For God

I believe that God is in our every day. Many moments occur in our lives that reveal his face, his touch, his voice, look for him today. He will be found. (Kathy Trocaoli in Promises Of Joy, p. 7) 12 January 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dark Night

A dark night sometimes shocks you back to life and gives you the edge you need to do good work. (Thomas Moore, Dark Night Of The Soul, p. 12) 11 January 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Good Works

O Lord, help me to do all the good I can, by all the means I can, in all the ways I can, in all the places I can, in all the times I can to all the people I can as long as ever I can. (David Jeremiah, Journey, 2 January) 10 January 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Voice

And you will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the path. Walk ye in it." (Isaiah 30:21 KJV, in The Path by Laurie Beth Jones, p. 1) (9 January 2013)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Give thanks for the ways in which God has guided you in the past and continues that guidance, helping you escape life's snares. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 20 August) 8 January 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Full Or Empty?

I pray that I will not come empty to the end of my life. I pray that I may so live that I will not be afraid to die. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 30 December) 7 January 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Report For Duty

One can live without prayer either when he is possessed by his passions or when his life is completely dedicated to God. But for a person who is fighting his passion and yet far from fulfilling his duty, prayer is a necessary condition of life. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 21 December) 5 January 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Matters Of The Heart

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. (Proverbs 15:30 (NIV), Daily Guideposts - 2010, 3 December) 4 January 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Confidence In Prayer

Today I am devoted to putting my full confidence in my prayers.
(Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 31 December)
3 January 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Difficult Decisions

Almighty and everlasting God, grant us wisdom to face the difficult decisions that confront us every day. (Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 14 August) 2 January 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcoming The New Year

Higher Power

Realizing that nothing can hurt me while I lean upon my Higher Power, I ask to be guided through the minutes and hours of each day. Let me remind myself to bring every problem to Him for I know He will show me the way I must go. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 January)

Mission Statement

One of the most powerful and influential leaders of all time articulated his Mission Statement in a single sentence two thousand years ago:
I came that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.
(Laurie Beth Jones, The Path, p. xi)

Beginning The Journey

As you begin your journey into the next year, take time each day to remember your Creator, to read His Word, to consider all that He has done for you. (David Jeremiah, introduction to Journey)

Mr. Dickie
1 January 2013