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He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. - Matthew 28:6 (NIV)

One day during the summer between my son’s freshman and sophomore years of high school, we received a phone call that his friend and classmate Casey had died; he had drowned in a local lake. Our entire family was in shock; we live in a small town, and we were...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the gift of eternal life that you give us through Jesus, who overcame death and left the rock of his tomb behind. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 28:1-10

Thought for the Day

Because of Jesus’ victory over death, I can experience new life.

Prayer Focus

Those mourning the death of a friend


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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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