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Why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither 
toil nor spin, yet . . . even Solomon in all his 
glory was not clothed like one of these. - Matthew 6:28-29 (NRSV)

When we visited Ajo, Arizona, we went on a tour of the desert south of the city. There we spotted the Ajo lily, or desert lily. It has a beautiful flower, like a smaller version of the Easter lily. It only grows in the deserts of the American Southwest and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, remind us that where we see ugliness you see beauty; where we see fear, you see hope. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 35:1-2

Thought for the Day

God can make love bloom anywhere in my life.

Prayer Focus

Someone who is lonely


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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.