Monday, November 30, 2015


If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
(James 1:5, in God's Promises and Answers For Your Life, p. 78)
30 November 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Grateful Heart

Lord, give me a grateful heart for what I have been blessed...
(Day By Day, 3 November)
28 November 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015


The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us.
In its stead are programs, methods, organizations, and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart.
(A.W. Tozer in The Pursuit of God, found in Flowers Along The Path by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 198)
27 November 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

We Gather Together To Ask The Lord's Blessing

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
he chastens and hastens his will to make known;
the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.
(Dutch Hymn)
26 November 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
(God's Promise and Answers For Your Life, Proverbs 3: 5,6, p. 78)
19 November 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lead Me to the Rock

From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
(Psalm 61:2 (NIV) in Prayers From The Heart, Day 335)
18 November 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Staying Focused

Father, help me stay focused as I work to stay on course and press on toward Your goals for me.
(Brock Kidd, in Daily Guideposts - 2014, 8 June)
16 November 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Our Father's World

This is our Father's world:
O let us not forget
that though the wrong is often strong,
God is the ruler yet.
He trusts us with his world,
to keep it clean and fair --
all earth and trees, all skies and seas,
all creatures ev'rywhere.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 15 November)
15 November 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day ... Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
(St. Francis de Sales, in Especially For You, by Heartland Samplers, 14 November)
14 November 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015


I will not hurry through this day!
Lord, I will listen by the way,
To humming bees and singing birds,
To speaking trees and friendly words;
And for the moments in between
See glimpses of Thy great Unseen.

I will not hurry through this day;
I will take time to think and pray;
I will look up into the sky,
Where fleecy clouds and swallows fly;
And somewhere in the day, maybe
I will catch a whisper, Lord, from Thee!
(Ralph S. Cushman, in Flowers Along The Path, 
by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 180)
13 November 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Precious Time

Lord, show me what I can do today to make myself more worthy of the precious time given to me.
(Day By Day, 8 November)
12 November 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Foolish Acts

We thank you Lord for your willingness to forgive our foolish acts and decisions. May we find ways to follow your example and lead more honest lives deserving of your love, Amen.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 8 November)
11 November 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lord Forgive Me

Hibiscus in our backyard.

Lord, forgive me, day by day,
debts I cannot hope to pay,
duties I have left undone,
evils I have failed to shun.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 8 November)
10 November 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015


2015 Washington, DC Orchid Show

Lord, release me from the bondage of old ideas and aid me in following Your will for me today.
(Day By Day, 26 September)
7 November 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015


2015 Washington, DC Orchid Show

Silence is listening with all our might to God.  This is prayer at its best. We must learn to be still and listen. We get away from scandals and rumors and judgments and through the practice of silent communion we begin to know the power of prayer. In silence we can close our minds to what the world thinks is desirable. The babble of the world is drowned out so we can hear the voice of the Spirit. We must be faithful to the practice of silence and we will reap rich rewards.
(C.M.M. in Flowers Along The Path, by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 177)
7 November 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Good Intentions

Two of Melva's Geraniums in 2015

Forgiving God, often our good intentions do not become what we want them to be, and the good we want to do, we don't. It is sometimes difficult to face up to the wrongs in our lives. Help us to feel your forgiving presence and strengthen us to forgive those who have wronged us. Amen.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 6 November)
6 November 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What Do You Think?

Flowers in our front yard

Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.
(Proverbs 4:23, in Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado, 19 July)
5 November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Dick & Melva's Cactus in Bloom- 2015

Tonight, I will feel gratitude for the good in the ordinary.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 16 July)
4 November 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How Hard Is It?

2015 Washington, DC Orchid Show

Generous God, help me to remember that doing Your work may not be as hard as I think.
(Marci Alborghetti in Daily Guideposts - 2014, 17 October)
3 November 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015


2015 Washington, DC Orchid Show

I pray that You now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my fellows.
(A.A., p. 76, found in Daily Reflections, 23 July)

I didn't do any blog posting, or daily reading for about a week.  I needed an attitude check.
Dick Henthorn
1 November 2015