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Accept one another . . . just as Christ accepted 
you, in order to bring praise to God. - Romans 15:7 (NIV)

As my husband and I drove through the forest to our campsite, I studied the trees along the road. One had some dead branches, another a broken top; still others had bent limbs or odd shapes. In fact every tree seemed to have some imperfection — yet together they formed...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to accept others and love them as you do, despite their imperfections — and despite our own. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 15:1-7

Thought for the Day

Though we are scarred and imperfect, God builds the church with us.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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