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Copyright© 1985 William MacDonald

Third Impression 1993


Reading for:


February 18

poem “God Writes in Characters Too Grand” by John Oxenham, used by permission of Desmond Dunkerley.

July 21

Quotation by LeRoy Eims from “Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be,” used by permission of publishers, Victor Books.

August 7

poem “Something Beautiful,” words by Gloria Gaither and music by William J. Gaither, copyright© 1971 by William J. Gaither. All rights reserved. Printed by permission of the Benson Company, Inc. Nashville.

September 2

quotation by Jim Elliot, from “The Journals of Jim Elliot,” edited by Elisabeth Elliot. Copyright © 1978 by Elisabeth Elliot. Published by Fleming H. Revell Company. Used by permission.

September 30

quotation by Walter Henrichsen from “Disciples Are Made—Not Born,” used by permission of publisher, Victor Books.

November 22

quotation by John White from “Daring to Draw Near.” © 1977 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the USA and used by permission of InterVarsity Press.

December 24

quotation by Ronald J. Sider from “Rich Christians In An Age Of Hunger,” © 1977 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the USA and used by permission of InterVarsity Press.

One day at a time, with its failures and fears,
With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears,
With its portion of pain and its burden of care;
One day at a time we must meet and must bear.

One day at a time to be patient and strong;
To be calm under trial and sweet under wrong;
Then its toiling shall pass and its sorrow shall cease;
It shall darken and die, and the night shall bring peace.

One day at a time—but the day is so long,
And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong,
O Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way;
Give courage and patience and strength for the day.

Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet;
“Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet;
I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve;
I will not forsake thee; I never will leave.”

Not yesterday’s load we are called on to bear,
Nor the morrow’s uncertain and shadowy care;
Why should we look forward or back with dismay?
Our needs, as our mercies, are but for the day.

One day at a time, and the day is His day;
He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay.
His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone;
As the day, so the strength that He giveth His own.

Annie Johnson Flint