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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.

Prayer Focus

Someone who feels abandoned


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Kateb

Discovery Weekend Changed Me and Our Church.

"Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together." (Discovery Weekend is an Upper Room spiritual formation experience for middle schoolers).