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Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7 (NRSV)

My father was quite the backyard gardener. Vegetables and fruit trees shared a small rectangular plot. He planted every spring, and he harvested through summer and fall.

When my father died, I was determined to secure a clipping from his fig bush. A cousin helped me take a clipping and...

Today's Prayer
Father of us all, thank you for not losing patience with us. Sustain us like the patient gardener. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 13:6-9

Thought for the Day

Even when I’m impatient, God is patient with me.

Prayer Focus

Gardeners


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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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