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)

When we moved to our current home, we learned that the redbud tree is very common here. They are often oddly shaped with gnarled trunks. Many have broken branches from storm damage. But in the spring, they are the first trees to bud; when their flowers open, they bring vibrant...

Today's Prayer
Father God, thank you for models of resilience and strength in nature. Empower us to persevere through our struggles. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 5:1-5

Thought for the Day

I can rely on God for resilience and strength.

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Those facing adversity

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