The God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. - 1 Peter 5:10 (NRSV)

As I was going through the difficult end of a marriage and moving into the even-more-challenging role of a single parent, I became an expert in hiding my emotions. In public I pretended to be confident and cheerful while in reality I was self-doubting, depressed, and drained.

At first I...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, may we always be aware of your closeness and willingness to carry our burdens. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Psalm 46:1-11

Thought for the Day

When I let go of control, I begin to see the way God can lighten my load.

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