Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Little Gifts

Father, when happiness is hard to come by, help me to learn to draw more consistently on Your wellspring of joy. Help me delight in the little gifts You bring my way everyday. Amen.
(Whispers of Blessing, Day 254)
31 March 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Marcus Aurelius

For though we are made especially for the sake of one another, still each of us has his own tasks. Otherwise another's faults would harm me, which God has not willed, in order that my happiness may not depend on another.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 29 January)
28 March 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Present Blessings

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not of your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
(Charles Dickens in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 29)
27 March 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Helping Others

If you've faced illness, divorce, job loss, or another crisis, what you've learned can help others.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 12 January)
25 March 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Just Do It


Blessed are those who know what on earth they are here on earth to do and set themselves about the business of doing it.
(Max Lucado, in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 37)
24 March 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hatred and Prejudice


Hatred and prejudice by both religious and secular groups bring tragic results. Fight bias and intolerance. Support freedom of religion; separation of church and state.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 13 May)
23 March 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Disciplined Lifestyle

If you chose to lead a disciplined lifestyle, your steps will be protected. If you choose to lead an undisciplined lifestyle, your steps will be misdirected.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 117)
22 March 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

We Thank Thee

We thank Thee.
For health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 137)
21 March 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Days Of Our Life

The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong ... So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.
(Psalm 90:10, 12, The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41)
20 March 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Going On A Trip

I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.
(Exodus 23:20, The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 21 January)

I intended to post this on Sunday, March 15th.  I'd marked the verse in red and then forgot about it.  I thought it was somewhat appropriate when family or friends are traveling.

Dick Henthorn
19 March 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Guide Us

Melva's practice photo using my camera

Creator guide us in seeking the truth in all things.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 12 January)


This morning I'm listening to some of my favorite gospels songs by the Bluegrass group, The Bluegrass Cardinals. Many years ago I went to Rockville, MD to hear them in an indoor concert.
18 March 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Strive A Little

Backyard Fall 2014
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Hopefully we're making some progress in our own individual lives.

I hope that every person can feel he or she is a little better today than they were yesterday, a little kinder, a little more gracious, a little more generous, a little more honest in purpose and word and deed, a little stronger for the right, a little stronger to resist the wrong.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 2 September)
16 March 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Personal Growth

Melva's Amaryllis in our basement 2015
Photo by Mr. Dickie 

A lot of what we call "personal growth" is simply replacing destructive habits with constructive habits. One new habit that can help heal our body, mind, and spirit is regular spiritual study.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 18 August)
15 March 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Heavenly Father, I have so much to be thankful for.
My list of blessings is never-ending.
May I never fail to praise You and to thank You for the many blessings You have given to me.
(Whispers Of Blessing, Day 243)
14 March 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Daily Blessings

You bless my life in many ways every day, Father. May I receive Your blessings with a song of thanksgiving on my lips. Amen.
(Prayers from the Heart, Day 218)
9 March 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Lord, focus my mind on the power You have given me, every day, to see the good things in my life.
(Gina Bridgeman in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 2 August)
7 March 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Have Mercy

Have mercy on me, O God, according to they steadfast love.
(Psalm 51.1, Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 23 November)
6 March 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Being Attentive

Washington's Headquarters, Cumberland, MD
Photo by Mr.Dickie

Being attentive to God's guidance requires our being conscious of the unexpected gifts that come to us each day. Giving thanks for all our opportunities to serve Him heightens our sensitivity to the infinite way in which our Lord is leading us.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 191)

I am free to choose. I can leave my mistakes, my disappointments, my bad attitudes to yesterday. I can rewrite myself as a person of hope. I can get up each morning with an attitude of appreciation and turn every event into an occasion of thankfulness. If my life is too complicated, I have the power to make simpler choices.
(Pam Kidd in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 19 January)
5 March 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Live today!
Live fully each moment of today.
Trust God to let you work through this moment and the next.
He will give you all you need.
Don't skip over the painful or confusing moment  -- 
even it has its important and rightful place in the day.
(Whispers Of Blessing, Day 218)
4 March 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Heal Our Strife-Torn World

O God of every nation,
Of every race and land,
Redeem the whole creation
With your almighty hand;
Where hate and fear divide us
And bitter threats are hurled,
In love and mercy guide us
And heal our strife-torn world.
(William W. Reid, Jr., O God of Every Nation)
3 March 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Oswald Chambers

If you are going to be used by God, he will take you through a multitude of experiences that are not meant for you at all; they are meant to make you useful in His hands.
(Oswald Chambers in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 4 August)
2 March 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015


When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need - words that will help others become stronger.
(Ephesians 4:29 in Grace For The Moment, Vol. II, Max Lucado, 29 April)
1 March 2015