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Seek first [your heavenly Father’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. - Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

While I was sitting on the couch visiting with my grandson, who had just finished his first semester of college, my five-year-old granddaughter brought me a book so I could read her a bedtime story. For a few minutes, I continued to listen to my grandson’s tales of college life....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to quiet down and make time for you so we can put our focus where you want it to be. Amen.

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Matthew 6:25-34

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