Donyale Fraylon (Texas)
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This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalm 118:24 (NRSV)
As a child, I celebrated birthdays with joy and excitement. I opened my gifts with great zeal — tearing open boxes, ripping through wrapping paper, and turning gift bags upside down. I was particularly delighted with gifts I could enjoy right away, those labeled “batteries included.”
The verse above describes...
I will show my gratitude to God for the gift of each day.
Someone whose birthday has never been celebrated
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"Thank you for the creative teams [of The Upper Room] who are working together to share the power of prayer around the world. You have collaborated with everyone working from our homes to share the gifts of hope, love, grace, and peace." (Written in response to The Upper Room COVID-19 response efforts). View Jaqui's video contribution to the initiative, helping us create space and time for God in these anxious times.