The teacher wrote, “I know that there is nothing 
better for people than to be happy and to do good.” - Ecclesiastes 3:12 (NIV)

I enjoy spending time with my daughter, but we both lead busy lives and don’t get together as often as we’d like. As my 69th birthday approached, she asked, “Isn’t it time for you to retire? Then we could see each other more often. Wouldn’t you like to slow down...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, help us to work happily to serve others in the place where you have called us. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Ecclesiastes 3:9-14

Thought for the Day

As long as I have breath, God has a purpose for me.

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