The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

I enjoy tinkering with words. There is no better feeling than when a piece I have written is accepted by an editor, and it hurts to receive a rejection notice. But that hurt is nothing compared to the hurt we feel when rejected by someone we know.

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Today's Prayer
Father of us all, help us to see people’s hearts and not just their outward appearance. Help us to love like Jesus. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Psalm 66:16-20

Thought for the Day

I can offer God’s gift of acceptance to each person I meet.

Prayer Focus

Someone who needs my acceptance


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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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