Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. - James 5:7 (CEB)

A few white clouds drifted in a blue sky over the Smoky Mountains. In the distance I could see a farmer on a tractor, tilling the field for planting. The farmer could not know what the weather would bring or whether the seeds would produce a bountiful crop. Yet, undaunted,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, guide us through the day so that we hear your word and through our actions become witnesses of your goodness to others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 30:18-26

Thought for the Day

Let me have the unwavering faith of a farmer.

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