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Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do 
not be discouraged, for the Lord your God 
will be with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy and several surgeries. During this time, my position at work was eliminated and my husband lost his job. I remember thinking, How can this be? This too, when we’re feeling so vulnerable? Though it was...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for the gift of life. Help us to appreciate each and every day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Joshua 1:1-18

Thought for the Day

I can have courage because God is always with me.

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