Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. - 1 Peter 4:12 (NIV)

There is a legend about a cook preparing a meal one night about 2,000 years ago. As he stirred together a few ordinary kitchen ingredients, the mixture suddenly exploded, which led to the invention of fireworks.

Similarly, the unexpected hardships in my life have often led to the invention of...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your kindness and guidance through the unforeseen circumstances in our lives. Amen.
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1 Peter 4:12-19

Thought for the Day

Today I will look for evidence that God is creating something new in me.

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