Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. - Matthew 5:4 (NIV)

I sat in a rocking chair on the front porch of our farmhouse watching the rain drench my garden as a storm moved across the cornfields. Almost immediately the air cooled, and the ground soaked up much-needed rain. Even though the rainfall interrupted my outdoor plans, I knew it offered...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for the rain that nourishes the earth and the tears that cleanse our hearts. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 5:1-12

Thought for the Day

Through my tears God opens my heart to healing.

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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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