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[Jesus] got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died 
down and it was completely calm. - Mark 4:39 (NIV)

I was having a rough morning. I hadn’t slept well, and I was worried. Family members were struggling with health issues. A valued employee had resigned. I was trying to meet project deadlines. As I stood making small talk during the coffee hour at church, my mind was filled with...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for guiding us through the storms of life. Open our eyes so that we can see the signs of your presence. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:25-34

Thought for the Day

I will be attentive to signs of God’s presence.

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When I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.