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The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

On a recent trip to the garden center, I was hoping to select a flowering plant that would continue to produce beautiful blossoms throughout the entire summer. The clerk told me to be sure to pick off the faded blossoms. That way the plant’s energy would go into producing new...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to learn from all of your creation how to spread the gospel message of peace, joy, and love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Galatians 5:16-25

Thought for the Day

What everyday tasks can teach me the ways of God?

Prayer Focus

To shine God’s light into the world


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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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