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Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. - Romans 5:3-4 (NRSV)

At the age of 40 I had a freak sporting accident that caused a near fatal stroke. It led to extensive damage to my health that would haunt me for many years. Basic abilities I had previously taken for granted — standing without help, walking without tripping, dressing without assistance,...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to feel your presence with us in difficult times. Guide us as we seek to nurture and maintain hope in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 5:1-5

Thought for the Day

In my suffering, God can lead me to hope.

Prayer Focus

Someone recovering from a stroke


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