On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. - Exodus 19:16 (NIV)

My brother died on a June afternoon. That evening as a major storm rolled in, I felt drawn outside. Wind whipped at my tear-streaked cheeks and blew my hair in every direction. Shades of gray, blue, and orange streaked the sky. I looked heavenward and saw a flash of lightning...

Today's Prayer
Dear heavenly Father, help us notice the signs that you are here with us during all the storms of life. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Exodus 19:16-25

Thought for the Day

I will look for God’s presence all around me today.

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