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Paul wrote to Timothy, “Do not neglect the gift 
that is in you, . . . Put these things into 
practice, devote yourself to them.” - 1 Timothy 4:14-15 (NRSV)

Once more, I removed a sheet of paper from the watercolor block on which I was painting so I could start over. The angel I had been trying to paint looked more like a cartoon character than a celestial being. For many years, I have been painting and then reproducing...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to value the gifts you’ve given us by putting them into practice. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 12:6-8

Thought for the Day

Faithfulness requires that I use the gifts God has given me.

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