Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

As I was walking through my neighborhood, I noticed a neglected garden with lots of weeds and dry soil. Then I spotted a beautiful blue hyacinth. It reminded me of the saying “Bloom where you are planted.” At times in my life that saying has encouraged me — times when...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, thank you for your constant goodness. Be with us wherever we are today, and grant us joy and a thankful heart so that our lives honor you. Amen.
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Today's Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:12-21

Thought for the Day

I can find joy in any circumstance by giving praise to God.

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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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