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The Simple Things, Wednesday, Advent Week 1

A fern in the forest

© Beth A Richardson


Loving God, be patient with me when I stray from you, when I fail to turn to you during challenging times. Help me remember the simple things I can do to return from chaos to hope, peace, and serenity. For you are able to care for all that exists. Amen.

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I can trust my smallest concern to God’s wisdom.

Today's Picture

God cares for all things — from the giant redwoods to the tiny hummingbird. I ran across this fern on a hike in Wisconsin a couple of years ago. How beautiful is God's handiwork!


How do you deal with distractions and anxieties?

Book of the Day

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job

This third Guide to Prayer by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben Job opens up the spiritual journey to "All Who Seek God." It's my favorite of the Guides to Prayer, partly because of its accessibility and partly because the voices of Job and Shawchuck come through more clearly through their written contributions.

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