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The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. - Matthew 7:25 (NRSV)

Years ago my wife and I received an ornamental wrought-iron and wooden bench as a gift. We placed it outside in a spot that was good for people-watching or personal reflection. But over the years, we forgot about the bench until it was time to move. We moved it three...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for the sturdy framework of faith and Christian community that shapes our lives. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 7:21-28

Thought for the Day

God’s love is the sturdy frame that can hold together faith that is in disrepair.

Prayer Focus

Those working to rebuild their faith


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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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