David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you!” - 1 Samuel 17:37 (NRSV)

My husband, Bill, came home from a recent camping trip with an anecdote. As he was cleaning up after dinner, a hungry raccoon scrambled onto the site. It took Bill by surprise, and as the raccoon inched closer, my husband backed up. When he realized that he was much larger...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us strength and courage when we face unexpected challenges. Thank you for helping us move forward in faith. Amen.
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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 17:34-49

Thought for the Day

God is my strength and my stronghold.

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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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