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Jesus said, “You didn’t choose me, but I chose 
you and appointed you so that you 
could go and produce fruit.” - John 15:16 (CEB)

Last summer I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to New York City. As someone who struggles with claustrophobia and a fear of crowds I wanted to avoid the chaos of big city streets and subways. I doubted that I would make a difference anyway, and I...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to step beyond our routines to do your will so that we can shine your light to the world. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 15:12-16

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