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After the earthquake [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire 
a sound of sheer silence. - 1 Kings 19:12 (NRSV)

As a young girl, I expected God’s voice to come booming from parted clouds. But when it never happened, I just assumed that God did not care about me. Today’s reading, however, reminds us that God often speaks to us not in earth-shattering ways but in stillness and quiet. It...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to quiet our hearts so that we may hear you more clearly. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:11-13

Thought for the Day

I can hear God’s loving voice in moments of silence.

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