Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character . . . because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. - Romans 5:3-5 (NRSV)

As I stood near the top of a mountain near Lake Tahoe, California, my hands were shaking. My fingers felt numb, and my teeth began to chatter. At mile 22, I had submerged underwater as part of a 30-mile obstacle course race, and the wind blowing into my face caused...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to embrace the challenges that come our way and to see them as opportunities to place our faith and trust in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 5:1-5

Thought for the Day

Disappointments are opportunities to trust God.

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