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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial 
because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has 
promised to those who love him. - James 1:12 (NIV)

With rent, utilities, medicine, food, and anything else required for day-to-day living, my wife and I often find ourselves struggling to live on our small, fixed income. We try to plan ahead to buy only what we need — to make a shopping list and stick to it. This way...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to avoid the temptations of this world and instead to store up treasure in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:12-16

Thought for the Day

Material things come and go, but spiritual wealth lasts forever.

Prayer Focus

Those living on fixed incomes


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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