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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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