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Paul wrote, “One thing I do: Forgetting what is 
behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

As I pulled up my once-beautiful periwinkles, now lifeless after a recent freeze, it dawned on me that I wasn’t just getting rid of the old plants; I was making room for new ones. The same is true of life’s experiences. We have to let go of the past to...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us the courage to let go of the past and the faith we need to look forward to the future with you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 43:16-21

Thought for the Day

Letting go of the past enables me to embrace God’s possibilities.

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