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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, 
give thanks in all circumstances. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NRSV)

When I was a young mother, one of my least-favorite tasks was folding the clean clothes for my family. All those baskets heaped with mounds of little shirts, pants, dresses, socks, baby blankets, and sleepers would take hours to fold. Just looking at them made me miserable. Then one day...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to recognize and give thanks for the blessings you surround us with every day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 100:3-5

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