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Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all. - Psalm 34:19 (NRSV)

During my senior year of college, all was well in my world. I planned to go to seminary and to marry my college sweetheart. But then she broke up with me. A few days later my Marine Corps Reserve unit was activated to go to Iraq, and I was told...

Today's Prayer
Lord Jesus, help us to follow your example and draw close to God, even when it seems like our world is falling apart. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 34:4-19

Thought for the Day

Today I will remember that God is with me in my troubles.

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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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