Category Archives: Prayerful Thoughts and Intentions

Is it prideful to tell people about your holy habits?

I don’t make it a practice to tell people about my habits of bible reading and prayer.  But today in a church class we were to share what habits we have.  My first thought was to share about my morning … Continue reading

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Following in His Steps: Part 2a — Observing Jesus’ Example of Service

I previously wrote a short review of the book, In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon.  I told how the book has deeply affected me and how I now feel led to do this bible study on the subject of following … Continue reading

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Following in His Steps: Part 1 — Finding the Power

I previously wrote a short review of the book, In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon.  I told how the book has deeply affected me and how I now feel led to do this bible study on the subject of following … Continue reading

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How is life measured? — from Luke 12:15

   “Where did it all go? …The money, the property, the personal belongings, the things one acquires in one’s life, Mr. Schlichtmann. The things by which one measures one’s life?” But Luke 12:15 says…   Take heed and beware of … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Bitterness!

  Sometimes I see people with angry, hard faces, and I wonder what has happened in their life.  I wonder how they have been cheated or abused.  No doubt they have not handled hardship well—as has sometimes happened with me. … Continue reading

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12 Things I Am Thankful to God For

My couch, which is very long and comfortable. My apartment, which is quiet and provides me with peace to write, reflect and pray.   A firm bed. For a long time I slept on a mattress that was sagging and … Continue reading

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Praying the Pilgrim Songs: Psalm 123

   Psalm 123 To Thee I lift up my eyes, O Thou who art enthroned in the heavens! 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the … Continue reading

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