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Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

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Today's Meditation

SATURDAY, December 15

Isaiah 8:14 He will become a sanctuary, a stone one strikes against; for both houses of Israel he will become a rock one stumbles over—a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

I am one of God’s children who is particularly gifted with learning things the hard way. On deadline or under stress, I stick to my to-do list and don’t waver. And then, when I’m almost done, when I can see the finish line, I trip on Jesus and end up falling into a pretty steep and gross shame spiral.


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