Sunday, June 30, 2013

Always In Bloom

No matter what season of life you're in, you should bloom.
Ask God to help you do the best you can.
Ask Him to help you be a blessing wherever you can.
(Whispers Of Blessing, Day 235)


The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama . Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer.. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama ! The judge's poem sums it up quite well..

America the beautiful?
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray

We've kept God in our
temples, how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges;
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not
angry, that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,
If you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee..

~~Judge Roy Moore~~

This says it all. May we all offer our prayers for Judge Moore to be blessed and for America to wake up and realize what we need to do to keep OUR America the Beautiful.

30 June 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Having gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them. (Romans 12:6, in Leadership by John C. Maxwell, 7 June) 29 June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Putting On A Show

These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn't in it. (Matthew 15:8 (MSG) 28 June 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Narrow Is The Gate

Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:14, in Journey by David Jeremiah, 10 June) 27 June 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Made New

You were taught to be made new in your hearts, to become a new person. That new person is made to be like God -- made to be truly good and holy. (Ephesians 4:23-24 (NCV))

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great And Holy Men And Women

To study the lives, to meditate the sorrows, to commune with the thoughts, of the great and holy men and women of this rich world is a sacred discipline. (David Jeremiah, Journey, 10 April) 25 June 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013


The gift of God is that you have been saved through faith. Neither this faith nor salvation is owing to any works you ever did, will, or can do. (Whispers Of Blessing, Day 308) 24 June 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013


We fear death because we lose so much by dying. We lose the people we love, our wives and husbands, our children, our friends. We lose our work, our games, our art, all the things we did that gave us gladness. (Lewis B. Smedes, A Pretty Good Person, p. 37)

[Posted on learning of the 18 Sep 2012 death of good genealogy friend and very active member of the Lion's Club, Billy Lee Yoho. May he rest in peace.] 23 June 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Plan

Lord, remind me every day that You have a plan for my life and that You are with me always, even in times of sadness. (Ashley Kappel in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 6 June) 22 June 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013


It is prayer that restores to us 
the ability to feel, 
to see, and 
to appreciate. 
(Reuven Hammer in The Little Book Of Prayers)
(edited by David Schiller)
21 Jun 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blessed Be God

Blessed be God ... who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) 20 June 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Guide Me

Guide me each and every day through the journey of life. 
(Edward Grinnan in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 17 June) 
19 June 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In My Prayers

I mention you always in my prayers.
(Romans 1:9)
(in The Love We Share by Harry and Emily Griffith)
(18 June)
18 June 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you  can with your own life. (Galatians 6:5 MSG) 17 June 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013


The principal part of faith is patience.
(George MacDonald)
16 June 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Conscious Contact

By improving my conscious contact with God, I find that emotional balance and inner peace can be a part of my daily life. (Hope For Today, 8 October) 15 June 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Stand Firm

Please teach me to stand firm, Lord.
(Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 24 May)
14 June 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Refuge

God is out refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.
(Psalm 46:1)
13 June 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Give Thanks

Let us honor and thank the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has already given us a taste of what heaven is like. (Ephesians 1:3 NLV) 12 June 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Guide Me

Photo: Mr. Dickie at Emmitsburg, MD

Guide me in your truth and teach me, my God, my Savior.
(Psalm 25:5)
11 June 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013


If we ... [have the good] sense to notice the power some people discover within themselves to affirm the joy of living, we would turn each day into a festival. (Lewis B. Smedes, A Pretty Good Person, p. 39) 10 June 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Stuck In The Mud

Lord, thank you for keeping us out of the mud yesterday.
9 June 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

God's Plans

Nothing in the world can be properly understood unless it is understood in terms of God's design and plans.
(R.C. Sproul in Journey by David Jeremiah, 15 May)
8 June 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Heart Of The Problem

We cannot walk blamelessly, do what is right, and speak the truth unless we first get to the heart of the problem. (Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 1 May) 7 June 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Rock And My Redeemer

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 6 April) 6 June 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Undisturbed Life

A flat, undisturbed life doesn't usually reveal 
the beauty of human existence. 
(Thomas Moore, Dark Nights Of The Soul, p. 213)
5 June 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Balaam's Ass

"God used an ass to speak to Balaam, 
so you better listen to your friends."
(Old preacher's quote 
found in Boundaries Face To Face 
by Cloud & Townsend, p. 194)
(See Numbers 22)
4 June 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Spiritual Growth

All of our prayer work, our meditation work, our affirmation work - the path individuals take to grow spiritually - is primarily to break down the sense of separation from God. (Rev. Michael Beckwith in For The Love Of God, p. 45-6) 3 June 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

God Thoughts

Once you become aware of your negative thoughts, practice replacing your dark thoughts with God-thoughts, right in the moment. Instantly, you'll experience a shift in your spiritual state. ... (Shield & Carlson, For The Love Of God, p. 66) 2 June 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Fear leads to hoarding; yet, blessings hoarded turn into curses.
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 31 October)
1 June 2013