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Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10 (NIV)

While doing some spring cleaning, I came across a dust-covered bag. I expected it to be filled with useless old papers. Instead I was surprised to find old letters, cards, and photographs from around the time of my high school graduation.
Life has not always been kind to me, yet...

Today's Prayer
Wise and loving God, thank you for freeing us from the past. Lead us on toward your purpose for our lives. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 3:7-16

Thought for the Day

My future in Christ outshines the regrets of my past.

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