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Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. - James 2:17 (NRSV)

Buford was a fifteen-year-old who lived deep in the backwoods of Handshoe, Kentucky. He suffered from an external brain tumor that parted his scalp and extended partially over his right eye, causing blindness. I was his teacher, in a one-room schoolhouse.

Once a month his father, John, would make the...

Today's Prayer
Guide us, Lord, to your service. May we reach toward the “least of these” with grace-filled arms of love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 2:14-18

Thought for the Day

When the Holy Spirit enters my heart, I will be moved to act in love.

Prayer Focus

To serve with grace


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Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.” 

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