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Days in the Desert

It can sometimes feel like we are journeying through the desert with no end in sight. But it’s often in the desert that we learn the most about God, ourselves, and what we are grateful for in the present.
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Two woman who are companions

I Know You Are There, Lord

In verse 8 of Psalm 139, we read, “If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, there you are.” We cannot escape from God’s presence.
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A Celebration for Freedom

The word “Juneteenth” is a combination of the month of June and the 19th, which is the day in 1865 when the Union Army established full authority over the state of Texas.
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Moments of Silence

Life is social but we also need to get away. We need moments each day to pause and be still so that we can hear God’s voice amid the chaos and complexity of our lives.
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Committing Ourselves to Justice

To follow Jesus is to commit ourselves to justice. This requires inward change more often than we would like and can be a complicated journey.
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St. Joseph, Model for Fathers

Share today's prayer with a father who emulates the same characteristics as St. Joseph. A prayerful word of thanks is sometimes the best present.
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Seeking the Lord

Scripture tells us that those who seek the Lord “lack no good thing.” (Ps 34:11) But the absolute certainty of such a verse may feel a little strange to our modern ear.
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