God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.” - Genesis 21:17 (NIV)

Working in the garden one sunny day made the world feel sweet, but the next day the sunny weather was gone. I uprooted weeds with clouds overhead and a heavy heart. I wish all days could be beautiful! Life is like that too — with good and bad times. We...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, help us through the crises and tragedies in life. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Genesis 21:8-21

Thought for the Day

God is working for good during the hard times.

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Children without clean water


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