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People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them. - Mark 10:13 (NRSV)

For over 45 years, I've cared for the needs of children — my children, friends’ children, neighborhood children, my grandchildren, and my great-grandchildren. I’ve spent much of my life changing diapers, wiping runny noses, soothing hurts, and reading storybooks.

I must admit that there have been times when I’ve questioned...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, for allowing us to be witnesses of your love. Help us to grow closer to you each day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 10:13-16

Thought for the Day

Today I will look for Jesus in the face of every child.

Prayer Focus

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