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The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, 
but the Lord looks at the heart. - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

One Sunday afternoon as my husband and I waited in the church foyer for a meeting to start, a man who knew about the church’s ministry with those experiencing homelessness came in to ask us for bus money. We gave him five dollars, and he went on his way. A...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, that you know us through and through, yet still love us. Help us to accept others and to see them as you do. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 139:1-6

Thought for the Day

God loves me, faults and all.

Prayer Focus

To see others as God sees them


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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.