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The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7 (NRSV)

Our congregation was shocked when our pastor’s wife, Susan, died unexpectedly at age 55. She had been taking care of her mother out of town, so our pastor immediately left to handle matters. I was asked on a Friday to lead the service on Sunday. I readily accepted, but I...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for providing comfort and peace to us during challenging times. Help us to do the same for others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Corinthians 1:1-7

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