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Do not be conformed to this world, but be 
transformed by the renewing of your minds, so 
that you may discern what is the will of God — 
what is good and acceptable and perfect. - Romans 12:2 (NRSV)

I was approaching my senior years when God let me know in no uncertain terms that my many years of prodigal-son-type bad behavior — excessive drinking and gambling, for instance — needed to come to an end. After crashing my truck into a tree during one of my drunken stupors,...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, guide us each day so that we may come to love you more and do your will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 12:1-3

Thought for the Day

I will serve God by serving others.

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