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Though [the mustard seed] is the smallest 
of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the
 largest of garden plants. - Matthew 13:32 (NIV)

In the 1940s, Floyd Smith ordered a small packet of bamboo shoots in the mail and planted them on his property in Prattville, Alabama. Today, his land is preserved as a county park, and visitors can enjoy what is now a thick bamboo forest with plants standing over sixty feet...

Today's Prayer
O God, show us how to plant seeds of faith in the lives of those around us so that your kingdom will continue to grow in all of us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 13:31-35

Thought for the Day

God can grow small seeds of faith into a forest.

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