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We have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. - 1 Corinthians 2:12 (KJV)

When I discovered I would be late for lunch with a friend, I sent a text message asking her to order my meal for me. We enjoyed a long visit over good food. On my way home I realized that my friend had not only ordered my food for me,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us be generous givers and grateful receivers, so that in all things, you may receive the glory. Amen.

Today's Reading
Matthew 10:1-9

Thought for the Day

What gift is God inviting me to receive graciously today?

Prayer Focus

To be gracious in receiving

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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.”