(scripture of the week)
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice!
Do not be anxious about anything,
But in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
Present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
Will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally sisters and brothers,
whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable--
If anything is excellent or praiseworthy--
Think about these things.
For I can do all things through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4.4-9, 13).
(prayer of the week)
Loving Lord, thank you that your grace and strength are over all. I surrender all the disappointments of life to you. Grant me grace to see the abundance of your blessings all around me and to lean into your grace and strength, confident of your great love and thankful for all your mercies, through Christ our Lord, amen.
(quote of the week)
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it—Helen Keller