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We were . . . buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised
 from the dead through the glory of the 
Father, we too may live a new life. - Romans 6:4 (NIV)

My mom was the only child born to a 13-year-old single mother in the 1930s. She grew up poor and feeling unloved. My mom was an angry woman who didn’t appear to like being a mom. She raised us the same way she’d been raised, with a harsh tone and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, give us the desire to show others love as you have loved us and the strength to treat others well regardless of our circumstances. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 6:3-11

Thought for the Day

Once I come to know the love of Christ, I can show it to others.

Prayer Focus

To love others no matter what


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