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A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. - Isaiah 11:1 (NIV)

Within a month’s time, our community had been affected by two hurricanes. The first, Hurricane Hermine, had hit us directly — leaving in its wake fallen trees, power outages, and broken lives. A month later, the second storm, Hurricane Matthew, barely grazed us, but its path of destruction only heightened...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, for reminding us that you are with us in all the storms of life. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 11:1-10

Thought for the Day

God can take something broken in my life and make it new.

Prayer Focus

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.