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

I glanced at my five-year-old daughter just as she touched the tip of a hot glue gun. She silently yanked her finger back, hid her hand in her lap, and bent forward in pain. I exclaimed, “Piper! Are you okay?” I pulled her hand from her lap and saw a...

Today's Prayer
Loving Lord, help us to bring our hurts and heartaches to you. We thank you for the rest you offer. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 11:25-30

Thought for the Day

I will share my burdens with Jesus, who offers me comfort and rest.

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