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As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit. - Matthew 13:23 (NRSV)

My husband was a brilliant physician. He retired early because he has Parkinson’s disease. Since his voice has become soft and monotone, I sometimes have trouble understanding what he is saying. However, our adult son always understands what his dad is saying. One day I asked my husband what was...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us receptive hearts to listen to the needs of others and to hear the message you are giving us through scripture. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 13:18-23

Thought for the Day

When I focus on God, I can better understand God’s message for me.

Prayer Focus

People with Parkinson’s disease


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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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