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Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. - Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

During a period of time in my life I felt everything was going wrong. I became depressed and felt hopeless. God and God’s love for me seemed far away. I felt empty. When I shared my situation with my friends in faith, one friend gave me some advice. She challenged...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, in the midst of our struggles, help us to keep our focus on you and your eternal love for us. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, niv). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 4:4-9

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Instead of my problems, I will focus on God today.

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