Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. - Mark 1:35 (NIV)

Growing up as the oldest of three sisters with a large extended family, I never knew a shortage of siblings, cousins, or friends coming and going through our home. For the most part, the constant activity was welcome. Yet there were times that I needed to escape the hustle and...

Today's Prayer
Father God, thank you for being with us every moment. Help us to remember that you always offer us peace, hope, and joy. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Mark 1:29-39

Thought for the Day

Today I will pause to accept the peace God offers.

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