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The psalmist wrote, “Praise the Lord, my soul; all 
my inmost being, praise his holy name.” - Psalm 103:1 (NIV)

I used to look forward to birthdays. My 16th birthday was a milestone I greatly anticipated. I was not just excited about getting my driver’s license and being able to drive. I was excited about growing up.
As I got older, birthdays lost their luster. I did not look forward...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, remind us that growing older means we are growing nearer to you. Keep our hearts filled with gratitude and our lips uttering praise to you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 103:1-5

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Birthdays can remind me of God’s faithfulness.

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