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Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.” - Mark 12:43 (NRSV)

I was awakened by the phone ringing at 6:00 a.m., and like any parent I immediately feared bad news about my children. Instead, I was alerted to a raging fire that was consuming a home four houses away. Even more devastating, the fire claimed the life of one of the...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, free us from complacency when we find someone in need. Encourage us to be cheerful givers. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 12:41-44

Thought for the Day

No matter how little I have, I can always show God’s love to others.

Prayer Focus

Victims of fires


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