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As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, 
humility, gentleness and patience. - Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

I was scared when we walked into the emergency room at 4 am. My husband, Jose, had tingling and numbness down his left side and a slight limp, symptoms of a mini-stroke. As the staff checked us into a room, I fought to hold back tears. I was anxious and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for loving us. Help us to be like Christ, reaching out to others with kindness and compassion. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Colossians 3:12-17

Thought for the Day

Who might need to know Christ through my words or actions today?

Prayer Focus

Emergency Healthcare Workers


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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.