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That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither — whatever they do prospers. - Psalm 1:3 (NIV)

My father gave our family a Bradford pear tree one spring many years ago. It hardly rained the summer following, and even though I was eight months pregnant, I went out every day and watered the tiny tree — trying to help it make it through the simmering Georgia heat....

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for the influence and teaching of those who have come before us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 1:1-6

Thought for the Day

Whose positive influence has nurtured my spiritual life?

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