Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. - James 1:17 (NRSV)

After being confined to my home for a week recovering from ankle surgery, church friends asked if I would like to go out for lunch. Although my mobility was limited to a scooter, I immediately accepted. When I rolled out the front door, the winter air blew across my face....

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, for each new day with all that it offers, and forgive us for failing to notice or fully appreciate it. In the name of Jesus, who gave the greatest gift. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Peter 4:8-11

Thought for the Day

What simple joy from God will I give thanks for today?

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