Friday, May 31, 2013


Do not be conformed to this world 
but be transformed 
by the renewal of your mind.
(Romans 12:2)

In what ways are you pressured to conform to some worldly standard? What would help to take the pathway most pleasing to God?

The mind, the source of our will and emotions, is the battlefield of life ... We have as much to unlearn as we have to learn. (Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 31 January)
31 May 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Goodbye Books

Gracious Lord, parting with beloved books is far from easy. But You help me clear away the clutter from my home and the possessiveness from my heart. (Oscar Greene in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 5 May) 30 May 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Powerful Medicine

Prayer is the contact I make with God in my thoughts. It is a powerful medicine for the spirit. Prayers for guidance are perhaps the most potent of all, providing I keep myself receptive, and am willing to act according to His inspiration. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 2 May) 29 May 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thanks For Being There

Heavenly Father, thank you for being there for me, for never leaving me nor forsaking me. (Promises Of Joy, p. 130) 27 May 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013


I urge, then, first of all that

  • requests, 
  • prayers, 
  • intercession and 
  • thanksgiving 

be made for everyone. (1 Timothy 2:1 (NIV))

Lord, show me more people who need my prayers today.
(Julia Attaway, Daily Guideposts - 2012, 15 May)
26 May 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Hope

Photo: Tidal Basin by Cyndi Henthorn

Lord, do not desert me now! You alone are my hope.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 17 February)
25 May 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Peace Of Mind

We can find peace of mind and real fulfillment only through 
devotion to something above and beyond ourselves. 
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 May) 
24 May 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Acts Of Kindness

Small acts of kindness make a difference - they have echos out of proportion to the effort they take. (Sue Bender in For The Love Of God by Shield & Carlson, p. 123) 23 May 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. (Numbers 11:16 in Leadership by John C. Maxwell, 16 March) 22 May 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

One Thing I Do

I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. (Philippians 3:13, Promises Of Joy, p. 69) 21 May 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013


"Just to be is a blessing."
(Rabbi Abraham Heschel 
in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 31 October)
20 May 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013


"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
(Michelangelo in Leadership by John C. Maxwell, 15 February)
19 May 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013


... death is not one of the four seasons of life, 
it is the end of seasons.
(Lewis B. Smedes, A Pretty Good Person, p. 36)
18 May 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Works In Progress

We are all works in progress.
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 9 October)
17 May 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This Or That?

For you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. (Ecclesiastes 11:6 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 11 April) 16 May 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


It takes a lifetime to prepare a soul for eternity. 
Each life event can teach a lesson if we allow ourselves to learn. 
(Monty Brown in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 29 October) 
15 May 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Just A Closer Walk

Pure appreciation for His presence emerges from the daily walk, perhaps in the mundane more than the miraculous. (Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 22 April) 13 May 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013


I pray for guidance from my Higher Power in everything I do. I know that many of my decisions could have been more wisely made, if I had been more receptive to His guidance. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 21 May) 12 May 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I pray to be relieved of the compulsion to worry about the past, and that I may not let my pessimism paint black pictures of what may happen tomorrow. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 13 April) 11 May 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013


Lord, thank You 
for adding friends to my life 
at every place in my journey.
(Eric Fellman in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 1 March)
10 May 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Pit

O Lord my God, I cried out to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. (The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 13 January) 9 May 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

God's Power

O God, may we take courage as we face the hostile forces of our world, knowing that your power exceeds any that would oppose us. May we be bold to claim your power in our times of need. Amen. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 22 November) 8 May 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Be very careful how you live.
Do not live like people who aren't wise.
Live like people who are wise.
Make the most of every opportunity.
(Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIRV) in Promises Of Joy, p. 104)
7 May 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013


Are any of your behaviors endangering your [relationships?]
(after Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 24 February)
6 May 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Say A Little Prayer

If we say a little prayer before we speak or try to help, it will make us more effective. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 29 December) 5 May 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013


(Photo - Tidal Basin, Washingon, DC by Mr. Dickie)

Perfection is neither possible nor necessary.
(Maria Regnier Krimmel in Keepers Of The Wisdom 
by Karen Casey, 10 December)
4 May 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013


(Photo at FDR Memorial by Mr. Dickie)
I pray for the wisdom to understand my difficulties clearly and honestly. 
And for the strength to do something constructive about them. 
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 February) 
3 May 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hear My Prayer

I call on You, O God for You will answer me.
Give ear to me and hear my prayer.
(Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 5 February)
2 May 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. (Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV), in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 29 December) 1 May 2013