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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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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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