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Jesus immediately said to [his disciples]: 
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” - Matthew 14:27 (NIV)

My two-year-old daughter stood hesitantly on the shore, the Gulf Coast waters inches away from her feet. “I’m scared,” she said adamantly. “It’s okay,” her aunt coaxed, “take just one step.” She took one baby step. “Okay,” said Aunt Nikki, “now just a little deeper.” She took another step and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, grant us the courage to follow you out into a deeper Christian experience today. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 14:23-31

Thought for the Day

With Christ’s help, we can overcome our fears and insecurity.

Prayer Focus

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