1.31. 2020 Morning Prayer Friday

All hail, O Lord, my King! Reverently would I greet The at the beginning of another Day! All praise and love and loyalty be unto Thee, O Lord most high! Fobid, O Lord that my thoughts today should be wholly occupied with the world’s passing show. Seeing that that in Thy lovingkindness Thou hast givenContinue reading “1.31. 2020 Morning Prayer Friday”

What is a touchstone?

Here’s what the dictionary says, “a standard, a benchmark by which everything else can be measured or judged.” It is my prayer that the following words will provoke you to pray more. There is an infallible touchstone that will guide you to the spirit of prayer in your life. However this touchstone comes with monumentalContinue reading “What is a touchstone?”

1.30. 2020 Morning Prayer Thursday

Creator Spirit, who broadest everlastingly over the lands and waters of the earth, enduing them with forms and colors which no human skill can copy, give me today, I beseech Thee, the mind and heart to rejoice in Thy creation. Forbid that I should walk through Your beauty with unseeing eyes. Forbid that lure ofContinue reading “1.30. 2020 Morning Prayer Thursday”

1. 29. 2020 Evening Wednesday

O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving all that Thou hast been to this world of men:Companion of the brave:Upholder of the loyal:Light of the wanderer:Joy of the pilgrim:Guide of the pioneer:Helper of laboring men:Refuge of the broken-hearted men:Deliver of the oppressed:Strength of the victorious:Ruler of rulers:Friend of the poor:Rescuer ofContinue reading “1. 29. 2020 Evening Wednesday”

Why do some fall away from Christ?

At this time in my life, I observe around me those once passionate, Jesus movement hippies, who have now fallen away. I must confess, but for the grace of God, it could be me also. And, then there are the Christian marriages–far too many–that have failed. In asking myself this question, “Why have so manyContinue reading “Why do some fall away from Christ?”

1. 29. 2020 Morning Prayer Wednesday

Almighty and most merciful Father, whose power and whose love eternally work together for the protection of Thy children, give me grace this day to put my trust in Thee. O Father, I pray– for faith to believe that Thou dost rule the world in truth and righteousness: for faith to believe that if IContinue reading “1. 29. 2020 Morning Prayer Wednesday”

1.28. 2020 Evening Prayer

O unapproachable Light, how can I fold these guilty hands before Thee? How dan I pray to thee with lips that have spoken false and churlish words? A heart hardened with vindictive passions:An unruly tongue:A fretful disposition:An unwillingness to bear the burdens of others:An undue willingness to let others carry my burdens:Fine words hiding shabbyContinue reading “1.28. 2020 Evening Prayer”

1.28. 2020 Morning Prayer Tuesday

Let me now go forth, O Lord my God, to the work of another day, still surrounded by Thy wonderful loving-kindness, still pledged to Thy Loyal service, still standing in Thy strength and not my own. Let me today be a Christian not only in my words but also in my deeds: Let me followContinue reading “1.28. 2020 Morning Prayer Tuesday”

Image is not everything. Perception is not reality.

Image is everything; perception is reality. We have heard these phrases over and over until we have started to believe them. They are kind of catchy and seem to make sense, at first blush. My take of these two axioms of the business and professional world is that they are foundational lies of the enemy.Continue reading “Image is not everything. Perception is not reality.”