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The Lord said, “If only you had paid attention 
to my commands, your peace would 
have been like a river.” - Isaiah 48:18 (NIV)

As I stood on the bank of smooth, white pebbles, the river surged past — with the morning sunlight glinting off the water. The river’s steady roar filled me with peace. My husband and I had enjoyed a lovely weekend camping with families from our church getting to know each...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the peace only you can give. Help us to focus beyond life’s distractions to see you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 16:32-33

Thought for the Day

How will I “listen to the river” of God’s peace today?

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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.