If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, 
we die for the Lord. So, whether we live 
or die, we belong to the Lord. - Romans 14:8 (NIV)

As my friend Charles approached serious heart surgery, he had great peace. He explained: “Whatever way it turns out, I’m a winner.” A few years later, he faced another heart procedure with the same peace and the same words.
When the apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, he...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, that whether in life or in death, you are always with us. We pray as Jesus taught us saying, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen.
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Today's Reading
Philippians 1:20-24

Thought for the Day

No matter what I face today, Jesus is always with me.

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