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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