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Jesus said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man 
who built his house on rock.” - Matthew 7:24 (NRSV)

Following years of declining health, Daddy’s death was not unexpected, but it felt like the earth had shifted under my feet. I felt as if I were no longer standing on firm, level ground.
The funeral took place in the church Daddy attended all of his life, the same church...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, strengthen our faith. Help us trust in you and abide in your love even during times of struggle. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 7:24-29

Thought for the Day

What do my words and actions reveal about my faith in God?

Prayer Focus

Those grieving the loss of a parent


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