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O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for 
you. Be our arm every morning, our 
salvation in the time of trouble. - Isaiah 33:2 (NRSV)

Two years ago, after two days of almost cyclone-force winds, I traveled to an activity at one of our churches. While going through a pine forest, I came upon a section where many of the trees were bent over at forty-five-degree angles or had completely fallen. Only a few remained...

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, give us awareness of our frailty and certainty of your providence through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 6:10-18

Thought for the Day

In my weakness, Christ is my strength.

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