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Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some 
thirty. Let anyone with ears listen! - Matthew 13:8-9 (NRSV)

When my children were young, our family had fun playing with sparklers — those wand-like fireworks that emit colorful sparks and flashes. They enjoyed watching the sparklers swirl in the air, leaving fleeting traces of whirls and swooshes in the darkness. For all their bling and pizzazz, though, sparklers don’t...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to kindle the flame of faith so that we remain committed to you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 13:1-8

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I will begin — and end — this day walking with Christ.

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