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All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love 
and faithfulness, for those who keep 
his covenant and his decrees. - Psalm 25:10 (NRSV)

During the Korean War, I was a young sailor assigned to a US naval ship called a destroyer. Our job was to follow aircraft carriers to rescue any pilots whose plane missed the airstrip and fell into the sea.
For part of our service we guarded an American aircraft carrier....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, lead us forward in our witness with the confidence that you have given us exactly the right gifts to use in living out your message of love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Thought for the Day

How will I serve others with my God-given talents?

Prayer Focus

Airplane pilots and crews

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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.”