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Paul wrote, “Rejoice in the Lord always. 
I will say it again: Rejoice!” - Philippians 4:4 (NIV)

As my daughter neared the end of her long and difficult battle with cancer, her husband and her father and I were often at her bedside. I’m sure our prayers reflected the sadness we felt, anticipating the separation we knew was coming. But one day our daughter said, “Mom, pray...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, we praise you for your mercy and grace. Help us to understand that you are the source of true happiness in our lives. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thought for the Day

Today I will pray a “happy prayer.”

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