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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have been retired from the U.S. government for many years. I was a long time paying member of AOL until May 2009. Until October 2008 I had a fairly extensive genealogy website on AOL. They dropped support.
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