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Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” - Genesis 21:6 (NIV)

One Sunday morning I noticed many solemn faces in my congregation. I knew these people well, and many concerns weighed on their hearts. As I invited the children to come forward for children’s time, they marched slowly up the center aisle, peering at all the sad faces. My two-year-old son,...

Today's Prayer
Joyful Creator, help us to experience the gift of laughter, and help us to rejoice with others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 21:1-7

Thought for the Day

Laughter is one way that God adds joy to our lives.

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