Melissa Yamaguchi (Hawaii, USA)
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Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)
When my son was in kindergarten, I started a morning ritual of reading The Upper Room to him. Though we were often rushed in the mornings getting ready for school and work, it became meaningful for us to make time for Jesus and to spend time as a family.
When I spend time in prayer and Bible reading, I renew my strength.
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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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