The one who claims to be in the light while hating a brother or sister is in the darkness even now. The person loving a brother and sister stays in the light, and there is nothing in the light that causes a person to stumble. - 1 John 2:9-10 (CEB)

I was young when I met the person who would become my husband. Unfortunately, my husband’s mother and I did not get along, and the tension was evident through her words and actions. This situation affected our marriage, and my husband and I separated. The rift left a deep wound....

Today's Prayer
God of grace, open our hearts and minds when we pray, “Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also forgive those who have wronged us” (Matt. 6:12). Grant us faith and courage to abide by these words. Amen.
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Today's Reading
1 John 2:7-14

Thought for the Day

I will forgive others because God forgives me.

Prayer Focus

Family members who are estranged


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