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The psalmist wrote, “[The Lord] lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” - Psalm 40:2 (NIV)

I was 89 years old when illness and depression forced me to enter a long-term care facility. There I faced the combined challenges of physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental exhaustion. Being so heavily dependent on others caused me to wonder if my lifetime of ministry as a pastor, chaplain, and...

Today's Prayer
Kindhearted Jesus, make us aware of your presence in every circumstance. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 40:1-10

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God is as near as my latest breath.

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