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Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: 
I will come to you.” - John 14:18 (KJV)

By the end of 2014, I found myself alone in our house nearly every day. My husband was working. Our daughter had married; our son had left for a job over 600 miles away. I began to sorely miss the joy and intimacy of blessed family ties — all of...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for walking with us in our day-to-day lives and for assuring us that we can always come to you for help. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 14:15-19

Thought for the Day

My loneliness can be an opportunity to meet Jesus.

Prayer Focus

Those who are lonely


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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.