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You received a Spirit that shows you are adopted 
as [God’s] children. With this Spirit, 
we cry, “Abba, Father.” - Romans 8:15 (CEB)

Nine years ago when I held my first-born child, Melina, for the first time, I knew I had what had been missing in my life. I knew that there in that hospital with Melina, I was right where God wanted me. Now with five wonderful children, four girls and one...

Today's Prayer
Abba, Father, thank you for adopting us into your family. Help us to love you and to extend your love to others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 8:12-17

Thought for the Day

Because we are God’s children, we always have a home.

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