Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. - Isaiah 43:18 (NIV)

While straightening up a few bottles and jars on my bathroom counter one morning, I found myself lost in a memory of a bathroom in an apartment I had rented when I was young. It wasn’t a happy memory, and my mood started sinking. But then I said to myself,...

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Dear God, thank you for helping us bear our burdens and for breathing new hope into us. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Isaiah 43:16-21

Thought for the Day

With God I can move beyond the negative memories that limit my life.

Prayer Focus

Those burdened by past events


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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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