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Beloved, let us love one another, 
because love is from God. - 1 John 4:7 (NRSV)

My dear high-school friend was bright, tenderhearted, and thoughtful; but she was not happy. One morning she did not come to school. I learned later that she had taken her own life. I was devastated. Many questions crossed my mind. What if I had checked on her more often? Was...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, may my words and actions reflect your great love today and always. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 John 4:7-12

Thought for the Day

God loves me in times of pain as well as times of joy.

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