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I can do all things through [Christ] who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13 (NRSV)

I took my mischievous Sheltie puppy, Misty, to obedience school to learn good manners. The dog trainer produced an astonishing change. The trainer’s calm, kind demeanor impressed me, although I did not immediately understand why.

Sometime later while I was in the hospital for shoulder surgery, I called the trainer...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, make us aware of your presence so that we may bear witness to your love in all that we do. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Colossians 1:9-14

Thought for the Day

God can use my ordinary actions of love to bring compassion to the world.

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