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Make up your mind not to worry beforehand 
how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. - Luke 21:14-15 (NIV)

While I was studying as an exchange student in Japan, I was out of my comfort zone. It was difficult. Once, a friend invited me to a birthday dinner where I did not know any of the other three guests. Thankfully, since we were all students at the same university,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to glorify you through all that we say and do so that other people come to know you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Peter 3:13-16

Thought for the Day

God can help me share my faith in any situation.

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