Wednesday, December 2, 2009

5:00 PM

I am eating 10 almonds very, very slowly.
Then I'll make crepes (blech) for supper for Max and Drew.
And after that? For the next 3 hours, I'll fold and stuff letters and pray.


Let me stand today -
- for whatever is pure and true and just and good
- for the advancement of science and education and true learning
- for the redemption of daily business from the blight of self-seeking
- for the conservation of the rich traditions of the past
- for the recognition of new workings of Thy spirit in the minds of the men and women of my own time
- for the hope of yet more glorious days to come.

Today O Lord,
- let me put right before self-interest
- let me put others before self
- let me put things of the Spirit before things of the body
- let me put the attainment of noble ends above the enjoyment of present pleasures
- let me put principle above reputation
- let me put Thee above all else

Is 58: 13, 14 Help our family to understand what it means to call the Sabbath a delight and to make it an honorable day. Show us how to find our joy in You rather than in doing whatever we please.

Matt 18:20 Remind us of the importance of meeting together with other believers. Show him that where two or three come together in Your name, You promise to be there with them.

Prov 27:17 Surround our kids with good friends - those who will sharpen them as iron sharpens iron.

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