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You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. . . . Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. - Psalm 139:13, 16 (NIV)

“I have my own church!” I shouted when I called to tell my parents that I had received an opportunity to play piano for a church full time. It was something I had not thought possible.

My mother began teaching me how to play the piano at a young age....

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, help us to recognize our gifts and talents so that we may use them to serve one another and glorify your name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Thought for the Day

How can I use my gift to glorify God today?

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