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Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done 
in earth, as it is in heaven. - Matthew 6:10 (KJV)

During my childhood, my mother and I would often pass the candy counter in a certain department store. Each time, I asked for one of the enticing lollipops that were six inches in diameter. After repeated denials, my mother relented one day and bought me one. At first, I was...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for caring for us enough to say no. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 15:11-21

Thought for the Day

God loves me enough to say no and lead me in a new direction.

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