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Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. - Romans 5:5 (NIV)

I speak at leadership conferences for businesses and organizations. I like to start my sessions by asking the group a question to spark conversation: If you were going to be deserted on an island all by yourself, what one item would you choose to take with you and why?
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Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your Holy Spirit, our hope in every circumstance. Even when we feel stranded, we know we can trust in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 5:1-8

Thought for the Day

God gives me strength to endure all my trials.

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Emmaus helped me laugh again, and it brought joy back to my life after the loss of my child. I am now stronger than ever in my walk with the Lord. And to this day, I continue to sponsor pilgrims to The Walk to Emmaus. In my local church, I have led our discipleship team and have had the opportunity to start new Sunday school classes and various women’s ministries. ¡De Colores!”

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