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Continue to live your lives in [Christ Jesus], rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. - Colossians 2:6-7 (NRSV)

My daily walk goes by a lake that has cypress trees along the banks. One day I stopped to look more closely at one of these trees and its large, entangled roots. Some of the roots were wound tightly around the tree; others grew out from the tree. Still other...

Today's Prayer
Holy God, help us to remember that we are 
connected to you and our community of faith just as 
strong roots are connected to a tree. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 15:1-10

Thought for the Day

Today I will stay rooted in God’s love.

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