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There is a time for everything . . . a time 
to plant and a time to uproot. - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 (NIV)

In a week’s time my daughter goes to college. It will be a big transition, moving away from home and leaving a sheltered Christian family life. My husband and I are also struggling, worrying about her safety and her ability to live independently, keep up with her studies, and meet...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for accompanying us through all seasons. Help us to look to you for guidance through every transition. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 1:1-6

Thought for the Day

With God’s help I will embrace each new season of my life.

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