Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. - Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NRSV)

I am from a region known for abundant pine forests that stretch for miles. But the forests did not grow overnight. The daily growth of a tree seems indiscernible, but day by day it grows nonetheless. Tiny seeds slowly become saplings; saplings become mature trees. Roots, trunks, branches, and verdant...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to quiet the distractions of life so that we can grow closer to you. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Galatians 5:16-26

Thought for the Day

Daily meditation and prayer allow me to bear the fruit of the Spirit. (See Gal. 5:22-23.)

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