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I sought the Lord, and he answered me; 
he delivered me from all my fears. - Psalm 34:4 (NIV)

Recently, I went through three medical procedures for my prostate, bladder, and colon. Initially I was worried because I had overheard the attending doctor say something about a round spot in one of my X-rays. However, friends reassured me with their prayers, and the results of the follow-up procedure turned...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for giving us opportunities to show your love to our friends in need. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 34:1-10

Thought for the Day

How will I show God’s powerful love to others today?

Prayer Focus

Those awaiting medical procedures


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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.