Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bless God

If you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it.
(Henry Ward Beecher in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 36)
30 April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Any concern that is too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
(Corrie  ten Boom in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 19)
29 April 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Higher Power

The basic spiritual principle introduced in Step Two [of the Twelve Steps] suggests that there is a Power greater than ... [ourselves] that provides hope for sanity ...
(Hope For Today, 1 February)
28 April 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wholesome Thinking

I will pray today and every day, for healthful, wholesome thinking, so that I may not generate trouble for myself.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 21 February)
27 April 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Who's In Charge?

Thank God I am not dependent on my own resources alone. Having tried to bring order and meaning into my life without God's help, I will now step aside and let Him take over.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 2 February)
26 April 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Make The Most Of It

Lord remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered and that my life is flowing away.
Teach me to make the most of my time, so that I may grow in wisdom.
(after, The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 25 November)
25 April 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Do you expect to escape what no one has ever avoided? What saint was there in the world without crosses and afflictions?
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 12)
24 April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hostile Behavior

I pray to remember, every day, every hour, and especially in times of crisis, that hostile behavior on my part will only add fuel to a fire ...
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 24 January)
23 April 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Are You Qualified?

God doesn't call the qualified.
God qualifies those who are called.
(Hope For Today, 10 April)
22 April 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Perfect Day

I give thanks for this perfect day. 
I give thanks for miracles already on their way. 
Today is given to me to enjoy. 
Today is a magical precious gift.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 15 March)
21 April 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen

The Stone is Rolled Away - Christ is Risen

Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, carrying the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the entrance to the tomb, so they went in; but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. They stood there puzzled about this, when suddenly two men in bright shining clothes stood by them. Full of fear, the women bowed down to the ground, as the men said to them, “Why are you looking among the dead for one who is alive? He is not here; he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, and three days later rise to life.’”

Luke 24:1-12 (GNT)
20 April 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
(1 John 2, in Journey by David Jeremiah, 9 November)
19 April 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spiritual Revival

I need the spiritual revival that comes from spending quiet time alone with Jesus in prayer and in thoughtful meditation on His word.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 24)
18 April 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

God Listens

He longs to listen. Isn't it great that God wants us to talk to Him about all of our worries and cares? What a gift that He cares about everything that happens to us every step of the way. (Whispers Of Blessing, Day 7)
17 April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.
(Romans 12:12 Holman CSB in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 19)
16 April 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Key and Lock

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
(Old Proverb in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 7 January)
15 April 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Deep Water

When you are in deep water, trust the one who walked on it.
(Anonymous, in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 248)
14 April 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past.
(Daily Reflections, 26 March)
13 April 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Prayer and Meditation

Prayer is asking our Higher Power for guidance and direction in our lives.
Meditation is listening for a reply.
(Hope For Today, Al-Anon, 22 March)
12 April 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014


Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 24 March)
11 April 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Backyard Mums - photo by Mr. Dickie

Thank You, Lord, for all of those people who have blessed my life.
(after Daily Guideposts - 2013, 27 March)
10 April 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Heart Gifts

It's not the things that can be bought
That are life's richest treasures,
It's just the little gifts from the heart
That money cannot measure.
A cheerful smile, a friendly word,
A sympathetic nod,
All priceless little treasures
From the storehouse of our God.
(Helen Steiner Rice in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 15)
9 April 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Lord, this world is filled with temptations and distractions; we have many opportunities to stray from Your commandments. Help us to focus not on the things of this world, but on the message of Your son. Let us keep Christ in our hearts as we follow Him this day and forever. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 201)
8 April 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

What Is Prayer

Prayer comes in many forms.
Sometimes it's just talking, being honest with whoever or whatever is listening in the world of spirit.
Other times, prayer means repeating verses we memorize.
For most of us, those are the prayers of our childhood. ...

Today I will pray.
I will humbly offer a simple prayer of my own, or I will repeat one that I remember.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 5 April)
7 April 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Living In The Present

Dear Lord, let me live in the present, not the past. Let me focus on my blessings, not my sorrows. Give me the wisdom to be thankful for the gifts that I do have, and not bitter about the things that I don't have. Let me accept what was, let me give thanks for what is, and let me have faith in what most surely will be: the promise of eternal life with You. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 284)
6 April 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014


If you have any good qualities, believe that other people have better ones; by doing so you will retain your humility.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 7)
5 April 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Our Father's World

Everywhere across the land
You see God's face and touch His hand.
Each time you look up in the sky
Or watch the fluffy clouds drift by,
Or hear a bluebird brightly sing,
Or see the winter turn to spring,
Or touch a leaf or see a tree,
It's all God whispering,
"This is Me. ..."
(Helen Steiner Rice in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 92)
4 April 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Little Free Library at Hyattsville Elementary School - photo by Mr. Dickie

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 At Time In Al-Anon, 1 February)
3 April 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Steps On The Road

I pray that each day may advance my steps on the road to understanding that I may leave nothing undone that could change the course of my life for the better.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 7 February)
2 April 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


God didn't put you on earth to be concerned only with your own needs. The world needs all the good you can share.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 28 October)
1 April 2014