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Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. - Matthew 5:4 (NRSV)

In July 2012, my wife Joyce died suddenly within 48 hours after shepherding me back home to Oklahoma after emergency surgery in Florida to save my leg. I was bereft. Not only was Joyce my best friend, my wife of 35 years, and the mother of our two children; she...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Jesus, for your presence and guidance through scripture and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 5:1-12

Thought for the Day

Even in my grief, God blesses me.

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