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Those who trust in the Lord . . . shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, 
and its leaves shall stay green; in the 
year of drought it is not anxious. - Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NRSV)

Before I was born, my grandfather bought a lake cabin on a winding dirt road in the country. I love walking there; the road is paved now, but it still feels secluded — close to nature and to God. The road follows a clear stream that bubbles up from underground....

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, refresh us with streams of living water so we may grow strong and bear fruit, even during our struggles. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 1:1-6

Thought for the Day

Today I can be refreshed by living water as I spend time with God.

Prayer Focus

Those with no access to clean water


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