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, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross. - Hebrews 12:1-2 (NRSV)

I have recently enjoyed watching a show where a consultant helps people declutter and tidy up their homes. The consultant’s method is to have items in the home that only spark joy. Clients go through every item they own. If the item sparks joy, they keep it, and if it...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, show us the things in our hearts that don’t spark joy, and help us release them to you. Help us to run our race with joy and endurance. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Hebrews 12:1-3

Thought for the Day

Today I will let go of the clutter in my heart so that I can better serve God.

Prayer Focus

To let go of past grievances

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