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Do not judge, or you too will be judged. - Matthew 7:1 (NIV)

While gardening one day, I found a plant that seemed to have died. I was about to dig it out when I noticed its one tiny green shoot. Perhaps I should leave it, I reasoned, take better care of it, and give it one more chance. I did, and over...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, open our eyes to see the potential in others. Help us to encourage rather than judge. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Thought for the Day

Whom is God calling me to encourage today?

Prayer Focus

To look for the potential in others


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