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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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