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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time 
to be born and a time to die. - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 (NIV)

My mother died on Mother’s Day — the day she and I usually celebrated by remembering when she gave birth to me and heard my first breath. But on that Mother’s Day I was telling my mother how much I loved her as she drew her last breath. I kept...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the lessons we have learned from those whose faith is unwavering. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Thought for the Day

I can find God’s presence in my life every day.

Prayer Focus

Someone grieving the loss 
of a mother


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The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.