Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect. - Romans 12:2 (NRSVUE)

As we left our hotel while on a recent trip, I noticed several plants in the lobby. They all looked healthy. One in particular, an orchid, had several beautiful blossoms. As I moved closer to the orchid, I reached out to touch a leaf. The leaf felt stiff. Then I...

Today's Prayer
O God, help us to love ourselves and to accept our blemishes, realizing they are signs of our humanity. In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 12:1-8

Thought for the Day

I don’t have to be perfect for God to love me.

Prayer Focus

To love myself as God loves me

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