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The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

One day while I was pruning my tree, a woman came up to me and asked why I was doing it. I told her that the leaves and branches were being eaten by caterpillars and weren’t growing, so I was cutting them to allow new shoots to grow. This morning...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to look for what lies hidden. Draw us close to you, and guide us with your compassionate heart. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Thought for the Day

With God’s help, I can see beyond what is in plain sight.

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