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The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, 
sixty or thirty times what was sown. - Matthew 13:23 (NIV)

One of our church members invited us to her farm to experience agriculture. We got up early one day to go to her farm to plant taros, a type of root vegetable. Several weeks later, we were invited back to check each taro we had planted and remove weeds around...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to remove what is unnecessary in our lives in order to be what you want us to be. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 13:1-23

Thought for the Day

What “weeds” are hindering my spiritual growth?

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Someone struggling with a 
 persistent sin

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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