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Discipline always seems painful rather than 
pleasant at the time, but later it yields the 
peaceful fruit of righteousness to those 
who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 (NRSV)

“I really said that?” The new teacher’s assistant had just spent five minutes badgering a struggling student. Hearing her words and irritated tone of voice, the demoralized second-grade boy had slumped in his chair. As her supervisor, I wanted to help her understand the damage her words had caused. She...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us the willingness to recognize our sinful behavior and to accept your help to change our ways. Thank you for always forgiving us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Hebrews 12:7-11

Thought for the Day

What change is God urging me to make in my life today?

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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