There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because [God] first loved us. - 1 John 4:18-19 (NIV)

Almost seven years ago, our first grandson, Zachary, was born on the other side of the world. He suffered brain damage at birth and could barely breathe on his own. Zachary’s parents spent every moment they could with him during his 12-hour life, and we were all devastated when he...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to rest in your love and to know that we don’t have to earn it. Thank you for loving us as your children. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Romans 8:31-39

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God loves me and wants to be near me forever.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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