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You were taught . . . to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on 
the new self, created to be like God in true 
righteousness and holiness. - Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)

Sometimes students in the gym class I teach have a 
difficult day, and it shows in their behavior. So we walk to the hallway together and talk about beginning the day again. As the children reenter the gym, I greet them as if I had not seen them that day....

Today's Prayer
Loving God, thank you for allowing us to start every day anew in your love. You alone give us never-ending hope. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 4:20-32

Thought for the Day

How can Jesus help me start afresh today?

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