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Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

Our community had been ravaged with terrible flooding. Many houses owned by the elderly and lower income families were severely damaged. Churches in our community started “adopting a house.” Churches would cover the expense of all supplies and labor needed to gut and restore the adopted house. I reluctantly organized...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us the courage to shine our light in this world so that others can see you clearly. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 5:14-16

Thought for the Day

Where can I shine God’s light for others today?

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