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Now there was a great wind, . . . but the Lord was not in the wind; and . . . an earthquake, . . . and . . . a fire, . . . and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. - 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NRSV)

I am a social person, enjoying the company of others. Yet I find that my favorite hobbies occur in solitude: gardening, running in the woods, or sitting quietly by the lake. At these times, I can be alone with my thoughts — pondering the day’s devotional readings or formulating a...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to rid our thoughts of the useless distractions of this world, and fill our thoughts with your voice and our hearts with your love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:1-14

Thought for the Day

I will find time today to listen for what God is saying to me.

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