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I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. - Habakkuk 3:18 (NIV)

In 2001, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, my uncle died, and my mother’s congestive heart failure took a turn for the worse. A few months later my husband began cancer treatments, his father passed away unexpectedly, and my mother died.

Memories of the traumatic events of that year make...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to choose to praise you every day, no matter our circumstances. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 103:1-12

Thought for the Day

Today and every day, I will be joyful in God.

Prayer Focus

Gratitude for my blessings


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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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