Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. - James 1:2-3 (NIV)

For years I viewed health issues, career setbacks, and other difficulties as frustrating interruptions to the life I wanted. Every time I overcame a tough situation, another one sprang up, slowing my progress.

However, God helped change my attitude toward such challenges through an unlikely sport: dog agility. For over...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to see our difficult circumstances through your eyes, knowing that our struggles can help us grow to be more like Jesus. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:2-8

Thought for the Day

Focusing on God will help me find joy no matter my circumstances.

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