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The Lord said, “Do not fear, for I am with you.” - Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

For many years I carried a secret fear that people would find out that my family and I had once been homeless. The rejection I had felt when I was homeless was very painful, and I did not want to feel that pain again. My children would beg for their...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for always being with us, for giving us a faith stronger than any fears. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 41:9-10

Thought for the Day

Faith in God canovercome all fear.

Prayer Focus

Families who are homeless

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The Art is Outside

“As the curator of The Upper Room Chapel and Museum, it is my task to highlight art and draw the viewer into the work itself. On clear days, the art is outside The Upper Room Chapel: gorgeous pink blossom clouds of the Japanese Magnolia trees. The blossoms don’t last very long. If you are in the Nashville area, take a few minutes to stop by and enjoy them. ‘We recognize God’s presence in the world around us,’ the author of The Mystic in You says. ‘Sometimes it comes because of our intentional spiritual practices. Other times, it comes when we least expect it and do not feel as though we deserve it.  … Geese flying overhead and a dog running in its sleep become windows into eternity when we pause, notice and open to the wonder of all being.’ Sometimes it is in a pink cloud of blossoms.”