As it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him — these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. - 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NIV)

The instructions for an unusual gardening project looked simple enough. I wedged a cut rose stem into a potato, buried the potato in a dirt-filled flowerpot, and fashioned a tiny greenhouse from an empty water bottle. In a few months, the directions proclaimed, I would have a lovely rosebush. All...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Father, for all the things you have prepared for us to be and do. Amen.
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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 2:6-10

Thought for the Day

When I step out in faith, God’s unfolding plans may surprise me.

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