Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28 (NRSV)

Every Christmas, my wife brings out a tattered recipe for Christmas pudding that she has made for almost four decades. She inherited the recipe, which my mother made for her family each Christmas. The much-loved recipe is faded, smudged, and stained. Yet it brings joy to our family every year....

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, after a hard year help us to remember the good news of Christ our Savior. May we discover in him the fullness of your joy. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 11:25-30

Thought for the Day

The season’s news is good — Christ is born to us!

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Those yearning for good news

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