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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. - James 1:12 (NIV)

I recently took my eight-year-old grandson fishing for the first time. We spent much of the day casting our lines into the middle of the lake. He was excited to catch and release some small sunfish, but he really wanted to catch a bigger fish. As the day wore on,...

Today's Prayer
Gracious and loving God, thank you for the wisdom of children. Give us courage to take a risk and to persevere for the sake of Christ. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:1-12

Thought for the Day

Following Christ can be risky, but it’s always worth it.

Prayer Focus

Those who fish for a living


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