Friday, October 31, 2014

Be Joyful

Melva at Emmitsburg, MD

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
(Romans 12:12 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 16 March)
31 October 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Little Free Library, Hyattsville, MD

It has been said that, "almost the only scoffers at prayer are those who never tried it enough."
(From Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 97, in Daily Reflections, 19 March)
25 October 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Follow By Email

The "Follow By Email" option is now available on all four of my Google blogs. You have to scroll to the bottom of the first page on each blog to find it and subscribe.

If you subscribe, when I post to that blog you will receive an Email message with the link to the post. This eliminates the need to constantly check the blog to see if I am posting.  This will be particularly useful in the case of the Obituary blog which I infrequently update.

Dick Henthorn
24 October 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Honest self-appraisal is a daily necessity if we are to be restored to wholeness.
Vigilant appraisal of our thoughts and habits must become routine.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 137)
23 October 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's A Blessing

Do we not continually pass by blessings innumerable without notice, and instead fix our eyes on what we feel to be our trials and our losses, and think and talk about these until our whole horizon is filled with them, and we almost begin to think we have no blessings at all?
(Hannah Whitall Smith in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 218)
22 October 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Getting To Know God

If you'd like to get to know God a little better, talk to Him more often.
The more often you speak to Him, the more often He'll speak to you.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 179)
21 October 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Life is never static; 
it is constantly changing, and 
each change requires adjustment and growth.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 160)
19 October 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Lord, thank You for miracles of every size:
Caterpillar to crysalis ... to butterfly;
Bulb to thrusting green spear ... to full-blown lily;
Child born into life ... [to functioning and successful adult].
(Evelyn Minshull, with modification, in Prayers For Every Need, p. 220)
18 October 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014


I am open to receiving help from power I don't understand and forces I can't see.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 29 May)
16 Oct 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pray For One Another

... pray for one another that you may be healed. 
The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.
(James 5:16 in The Color Of Light by Perry Tilleraas, 27 May)
14 October 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014


Kindness is necessary to all of us. 
Give it often and accept it with gratitude.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol., 41, 31 January)
13 October 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Unrepeatable Gift Of God

Nobody is born into this world with exactly your abilities or opportunities: you are an unrepeatable gift of God.
(The Christophers, Vol. 41, 5 December)
12 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cleanse Me

Good night, Lord, as I sleep, I trust You to cleanse me of the spiritual dust that I've accumulated today. Heal me of the wounds I've experienced. Prepare me and strengthen me for the work You still have ahead for me to do.
(Jan Dargatz, 52 Simple Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Lift, p. 80)
10 October 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Help me not to brood on this injury, 
but show me where I am at fault.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 2 May)
9 September 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Music Center at Strathmore
Bethesda, MD
Photo by Cyndi

I'm trusting You to be by my side every hour of this day, Lord.
(Jan Dargatz, 52 Simple Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Life, p. 80)
8 October 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Flow With The River

Moon River
Today I flow with the river. 
I am one with the moon. 
I am peaceful and calm.
I forgive myself and everyone else.
(Perry Tilleraas, Introduction to April in The Color Of Light)
7 October 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Talking, Listening, Recovery

Prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening to God. Spending time in prayer and meditation can be a vital part of the recovery process.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 11)
6 October 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cheerful Giver

Each person should do as he has decided in his heart --
not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
(2 Corinthians, 9:7 in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, by Holman CSB, p. 39)
5 October 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Prayer, Reading The Bible, Meditating

Although your face may not light up a room, time spent in prayer, reading the Bible, and meditating should have such an effect on your life that people will know you have been with God.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 28 September)
4 October 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014


C&O Canal Barge at Cumberland, MD
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Self-pity is one of the most unhappy and consuming defects that we know. It is a bar to all spiritual progress and can cut off all effective communication with our fellows because of its inordinate demands for attention and sympathy. It is a maudlin form of martyrdom, which we can ill afford.
(From "As Bill Sees It," p.288 found in Daily Reflections, 13 April)
3 October 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

God's Gifts

Church in Cumberland, MD
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems His gift to men of wealth, money, position, and other worldly goods, than the way He distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
(Jean de la Bruyere in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 98)
2 October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

All Things

Blackwater Falls, WV - photo by Mr. Dickie

Soon you will have forgotten all things; 
and all things will have forgotten you.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Vol. 11, 21)
1 October 2014