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Paul wrote, “[The Macedonian churches] urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.” - 2 Corinthians 8:4 (NIV)

For months people had been giving to me while I struggled with cancer. But it was hard to be in a holiday mood when I had nothing to give others — no gifts, not even my time. I felt useless and angry. I was used to being a giver, not...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, for answering prayer and providing us with opportunities to give to others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Corinthians 8:1-5

Thought for the Day

No matter my circumstances, God can always use me.

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