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June 24—Mercy The word for today is mercy. “And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved” (Gen. 43:14). “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer” (Ps. 4:1). “Blessed are the merciful, fo...

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June 23—Meekness The word for today is meekness. “Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!” (2 Cor. 10:1). “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (Ps. 25:9). “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace” (Ps. 37:11). “But flee from these t...

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June 9—Goodness The word for today is goodness. “Now arise, O Lord God, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. May your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, may your saints rejoice in your goodness” (2 Chron. 6:41). “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:12). “I am still confident of this: I wi...

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June 8—Flattery The word for today is flattery. “But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues” (Ps. 78:36). “For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin” (Ps 36:2). “Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet” (Prov. 29:5). “A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much” (Pr...

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June 7—Experience The word for today is experience. “I thought to myself, ‘Look, I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.’ Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind” (Eccles. 1:16-17). ...

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June 6—A Pearl for Today “You are always righteous, O Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?” (Jer. 12:1). THAT’S NOT FAIR! Parenting has helped me, in a small way, understand God as our Father. Mothers often hear those immortal words: “MOM, THAT’S NOT FAIR!” A...

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June 2—Dissatisfaction The word for today is dissatisfaction. “All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him” (1 Sam. 22:2). “The leech has two daughters. ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’ the grave, the barren womb,...

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June 1—Deception The word for today is deception. “No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence” (Ps. 101:7). “Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive” (Prov. 24:28). “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). “But I am afraid, lest ...

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April 26—Leisure The word for today is leisure. “In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious” (Isa. 11:10). “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work”...

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April 25—A Pearl for Today “Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answered and said, ‘were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they?’” (Luke 17:15-17).  NOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY? “Now, what do you say?” we mothers univer...

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