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Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth 
and dies, it remains just a single grain; 
but if it dies, it bears much fruit. - John 12:24 (NRSV)

My husband, Norman, and I have been married 30 years. When I think about the early months of our marriage, I remember the plans and dreams we had. But chronic illness struck me, and most of our hopes died. My health challenges forced us to drastically alter our lifestyle. We...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, renew our hope. Help us to encourage others with stories of your faithful love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 12:20-26

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