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Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win 
the prize for which God has called me 
heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

Hokkaido, Japan is known for its racehorses. Once, when my family and I traveled to Hokkaido, a tour guide told us that some of the young horses were not obedient to their trainers. Sometimes the foal is sent back to the home ranch and to its mother. The foal remembers...

Today's Prayer
Father in heaven, thank you for sending your Son. Help us to grow in faith until we finish the race. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 3:10-14

Thought for the Day

“I press on . . . because Christ Jesus has made me his own” (Phil. 3:12, NRSV).

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