Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

One spring day many years ago, I went to church to have a talk with Jesus. Getting out of my car, I passed a flower bed overcome with weeds. This sight made me angry. I did a lot of work for my church, and I couldn’t believe that others would...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, open up our eyes and hearts to the newness we can experience as we walk with you. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Song of Songs 2:10-13

Thought for the Day

When I get frustrated by the weeds of life, I will look for God’s flowers.

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