[Jesus] said to them, “I’m very sad. It’s as if I’m dying. Stay here and keep alert.” - Mark 14:34 (CEB)

When I became a pastor at 22, I lived in fear of having to perform the sacred duty of saying final words at a graveside service. I didn’t know what I would say or do.

On my first day as a pastor, Hill, a 70-year-old seasoned church leader, told me,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, in the hustle and bustle of our days, help us to be intentionally present so that we can connect with you and with those around us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 14:32-42

Thought for the Day

My presence can remind others of the presence of Christ.

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