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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.

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