We want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end. - Hebrews 6:11 (NRSV)

As I reflect on the days of lifting weights in my youth, I remember how much I hated changing the amount of weight on the bar between lifts. Sometimes the transition between sets took longer than the lifts themselves. But now that I look back, I can see that the...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to see that the space between where we are and where we are going is necessary. May the transition make us stronger, wiser, and closer to you. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Genesis 37:1-11

Thought for the Day

God can use my struggles to prepare me for something better.

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