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The Lord said to Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

My daily commute to work consists of a 25-minute drive, one way, on a rural two-lane road. Even though most days are trouble-free, problems such as wildlife crossing the road, downed trees, and flooded roadways are always possible. The biggest challenge is when winter brings a mess of snow, ice,...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, help us to remember that no matter how troubling life gets, you are always with us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Joshua 1:1-9

Thought for the Day

I can take heart because Jesus is with me on my journey.

Prayer Focus

Those who travel dangerous roads to work

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