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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8 (NRSV)

A friend expressed surprise when I played a Chopin waltz after decades of neglecting the piano. I explained that it was muscle memory — the reason why we all can quickly recall certain abilities learned through repeated motions.

“Practice makes perfect,” my mother used to say as she made sure...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your patience with us. Help us as we work to rid our minds of negative thoughts and instead focus on you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 4:4-9

Thought for the Day

Today I will practice focusing on what pleases God.

Prayer Focus

Those consumed by negative thoughts


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