Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. - Hebrews 12:1 (NRSV)

My high school track team had two hurdlers: one was graceful and fluid, hardly ever tipping over a hurdle; the other hit and tipped over many of the hurdles as he ran. The not-so-graceful hurdler was the faster of the two.

Even though I was not a hurdler, I had...

Today's Prayer
God of all strength and compassion, help us to seek you in times of need so that we may continue to run the race you have set before us. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Isaiah 40:28-31

Thought for the Day

God will help me over every hurdle.

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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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