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Be rooted and built up in [Christ Jesus], be 
established in faith, and overflow with 
thanksgiving just as you were taught. - Colossians 2:7 (CEB)

My twin eight-year-old daughters take swim lessons at the YMCA. The pool is long, and the lanes are separated by ropes and buoys. The youngest children in the class look like they are swatting flies when they swim. They zigzag into the lane ropes, then have to stop and untangle...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, teach us faith that is strong and straight. Thank you for other Christians who mentor and guide us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Colossians 2:6-12

Thought for the Day

I can grow in faith by serving God.

Prayer Focus

Children learning to swim


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