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The peace of God, which surpasses all 
understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7 (NRSV)

When I was a young girl, at times I found my home to 
be a frightening place because my mother was an alcoholic. I often sought refuge outside in the large lilac bushes that grew behind our house. Their dense leaf-covered branches stretched high before bending over toward the ground....

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, when the problems and trials of the world overwhelm us, remind us of your faithfulness. Help us to trust you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 91:1-4

Thought for the Day

True peace comes from God.

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