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David sang, “In my distress I called to the Lord; 
I called out to my God. From his temple he 
heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.” - 2 Samuel 22:7 (NIV)

With my husband, Talmadge’s, brain-tumor diagnosis we looked death in the face. Yet, out of the ugliness of scalpels and scans, healthy tissue destroyed with disease, muscle weakness, weight loss, nausea, and fatigue grew increased gratefulness for daily strength and the meeting of our basic needs.
The Bible’s declaration of...

Today's Prayer
Mighty God, remind us that pain and problems do not preclude peace, and that hard times cannot conquer hope. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Samuel 22:1-7

Thought for the Day

Times of trial can give me new insight into God’s love for me.

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