Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NRSV)

Spending the night with my 92-year-old dad in his hospital room was a hectic experience. Between temperature checks, blood pressure checks, the noise of the ventilator tubes, medication alarms, and nurses taking blood samples, I realized I would not get much sleep.

Dad was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and...

Today's Prayer
Almighty and merciful God, help us always to make time for you, no matter how noisy and hectic our days become. Thank you for the peace you give us when we spend time with you. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Psalm 29:1-11

Thought for the Day

I won’t let the confusion of life keep me from communion with God.

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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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