Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. - Proverbs 31:30 (NIV)

Lately when I look in the mirror, I notice the inevitable signs of aging. It is hard to accept in a culture where we are bombarded by commercials for pricey skin care products that promise we will be “ageless” if we use them. Celebrities who spend vast amounts of money...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to remember that the way we reflect the image of Christ can influence everyone around us. Help us to reflect your love to others as we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Proverbs 31:10-30

Thought for the Day

God is more interested in what’s in my heart than how I look.

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