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Teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. - Colossians 3:16 (NRSV)

When my wife and I moved into an assisted-living facility, our minds were alert and active, but our bodies were less than strong. As we settled in, I realized that my ability to think, converse, and lead others was well ahead of many of the other residents. In talking with...

Today's Prayer
O God, keep us singing so that we sense your Holy Spirit bringing us encouragement and hope. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 104:31-34

Thought for the Day

The gift of song can draw me close to God and others.

Prayer Focus

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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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