Monthly Archives: December 2013

DayLight 12.20.13


child with boxerDayLight Scripture – But why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you look down on your brother or sister? Everyday we all will be judged by God.

Romans 14: 10

DayLight Prayer – Lord, today I am eternally grateful that I am not the judge of people. Help me to remember myself and my stuff, and leave others to account for their own. Amen.

DayLight 12.19.13


christinmangerLook! A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, And they will call him, Emmanuel. (Emmanuel means “God with us.”)

Matthew 1:23

DayLight Prayer – Lord, I am so blessed today for having witnessed your Holy kingdom at work. Please bless every single person who donated to Christian Ministry of Lincoln Co. Let them know that their love was spread abroad today as family after family was blessed with gifts of food and Christmas presents. God…your kingdom in action ROCKS! Amen

DayLight 12.18.13


NativityWhile they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom.

Luke 2: 6-7

DayLight Prayer – Emmanuel, Into the midst of a harsh world you came. Helpless, dependent, just like we are when we arrive. What a chance you took! That Mary, that Joseph would receive you. I think you are still taking chances. I wonder who will receive you today? Amen.

DayLight 12.17.13


silent nightDayLight Scripture – Mordecai went out from the king’s presence in a blue and white royal robe wearing a large gold crown and a white and red-purple coat. The city of Susa greeted him with shouts of joy. For the Jews it was a day of light, happiness, joy, and honor. In every province and in every town—wherever the king’s order and his law arrived—for the Jews it was a day of happiness and joy. For them it meant feasts and a holiday.

Esther 8: 15-17a

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for winter days that are both crisp and bright. We all need your light; I know that I do. Thank you for Jesus, who is the light of our world.  Everywhere we hear of him, let us be reminded that it is a day of happiness, joy and honor! Amen.

DayLight 12.16.13



When Paul, Barnabus and the others arrived in Jerusalem, the church, the apostles, and the elders all welcomed them. They gave a full report of what God had accomplished through their activity.

Acts 15:4

DayLight Prayer – Lord, today has had me reeling at times. When a dear saint is laid to rest, my heart breaks because she is gone, but my soul rejoices for her blessed freedom and rest from this life. Help me in these times God to be a voice of hope and comfort. I am grateful for the honor of knowing and loving so many of your children.  Amen.

DayLight 12.15.13

E Fielding

Artist: E Fielding

DayLight Scripture –  Wherever the river flows, every living thing that moves will thrive. There will be great schools of fish, because when these waters enter the sea, it will be fresh. Wherever the river flows, everything will live.

Ezekiel 47:9

DayLight Prayer – Great creator, where exactly is this great river of yours. The one that is called the River of Life. I suspect that I am in it, for when I’m swimming here, I do feel alive, my spirit refreshed. I pray, Lord, keep me moving, keep me in the fresh streams of your mercy and love, and fill me up with that same mercy and love, so that everywhere I go I can share it…or as a good Methodist…sprinkle it. I love you, Lord.  Amen.

DayLight 12.14.13


andy simmons

DayLight Scripture – You, Lord, are my portion, my cup; you control my destiny. The property lines have fallen beautifully for me; yes, I have a lovely home. I will bless the Lord who advises me; even at night I am instructed in the depths of my mind.

Psalm 16: 5-7

DayLight Prayer – Lord, is it any wonder we are moved when we experience your presence? I pray for anyone who has never known that they have encountered you. Who, in their ignorance are unaware of your creative ways, as you paint the red sunsets for us, and capture the lightening for a thunderous show  and list and loll the seas for the crashing waves.  If only they could know, know that they have encountered you, they would be changed just as I have been.  I bless you, O Lord, and I thank you for your majesty.  Amen.

DayLight 12.13.13


Artist: Gainey

DayLight Scripture – The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.

Proverbs 25:11

DayLight Prayer – God, your wisdom simply amazes me. I’ll be looking for just the right thing to say, and I’m clueless. Then, most of the time it’s a tiny pleading for help uttered hurriedly to you and me blurting out whatever comes to mind.  It is only later that I realize that what you gave me in that instant was spot on. I’m just so grateful that you are here for the little stuff as well as the big stuff.  Amen.

DayLight 12.12.13

AAE Herbert

AAE Herbert Work

DayLight Scripture – No one has control over the life-breath, to retain it, and there’s no control over the day of death. There’s no release from warring, and wickedness won’t deliver those who practice it.

Ecclesiastes 8: 8

DayLight Prayer – Dear Lord, Blanket me with your peace. Help me to relinquish my desires to your desires, my focus to your focus, and my intentions to your will.  Are you willing to move me with your Holy Spirit? It is the only way I can become Holy. Amen.

DayLight 12.11.13


Marianne Stokes

DayLight Scripture – In righteousness you answer us, by your awesome deeds, God of our salvation— you, who are the security of all the far edges of the earth, even the distant seas.

Psalm 65:5

DayLight Prayer – Dear Lord, when I am confounded by the thoughts in my head and the longings of my heart, I call out to you, for I need the security of your presence. My gratefulness can never match you, who are matchless. None -the-less, I am grateful for your outpouring of awesome love. Amen.