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Prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. - 1 Peter 1:13 (NRSV)

Sunshine and warm temperatures were expected on Monday, and I had planned to do some landscaping. But when Monday arrived, 
I could find only one 
gardening glove, and my small shovel was nowhere 
to be seen. Frustrated by 
my unsuccessful search for supplies, I gave up on the task I...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to prepare our spirits so we are ready when you place a task before us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Timothy 2:15-21

Thought for the Day

I will prepare myself to answer God’s call.

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