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When they had all had enough to eat, [Jesus] 
said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that 
are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” - John 6:12 (NIV)

I often make desk calendars with my church students as part of a program to welcome in the new year. Two years ago, however, after making our yearly desk calendar, I felt that throwing away the leftover paper would be wasteful. I put the scrap paper in my desk drawer...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, who created us with care, give us faith to see the beauty in all creation. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 6:5-13

Thought for the Day

If we receive with thanks, we have nothing to throw away.

Prayer Focus

To receive with thanksgiving


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Whitney

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