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Come near to God and he will come near to you. - James 4:8 (NIV)

I clutched my side and felt a pulsating sensation in my throat. With each labored breath, my chest heaved up and down. I had finished my first 5K run, just before my fifty-first birthday.

I had started running just one year earlier. In those early days, I jogged only when...

Today's Prayer
O Lord, increase our desire to know you better. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Thought for the Day

I come close to God by spending time with God.

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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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