New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.


Today’s Reflection

Now, in my very old years, I love my old self. This is authentic self-love, not selfishness. I am no longer concerned or worried about what other people think about me, nor do I seek their approval. …

This self-acceptance has liberated me to relate with freedom and joy to all people, especially those with dementia. They won’t even know my name, but being with them as a non-anxious presence confirms my true self.

—Richard L. Morgan, Light of Setting Suns: Reflecting on Realities and Mysteries at Ninety Years of Life (Upper Room Books, 2020)

Today’s Question

What do you love most about yourself? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain.
—1 Corinthians 15:10 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Lord of love, grant me courage to accept my trials, learn to
endure them with patience, and realize that such courage
and faith create character. Amen.
Prayer by Richard L. Morgan
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Something More

What does it mean to live a contemplative life? In Everyday Contemplative, Roger Owens challenges readers to expand their definition of contemplative living to encompass all ways of seeking to be more open, available, and responsive to God. Learn more here.

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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  • robert moeller Posted November 10, 2022 6:23 am

    I have no answer for today’s question. No idea at all. It’s a very difficult question. Have never thought about it.
    Keep getting forecasts that include a 10% chance of snow, but haven’t seen a flake yet! Future forecasts have increased percentages. It’s going up to the 60s the next few days, but in the high 20s-low 30s at night. Still waiting for the final election results that will tell what Congress looks like, hopefully by December 7th we’ll know. Very thankful that CCUMC now has two pastors to enable Communion whenever we want it. Our situation is quite unlike what most people recognize as a “normal” church. We have a lay person training to be a certified lay pastor, and both a coordinating pastor, and a local pastor to lead Communion. We move forward.
    Prayers for NEM, hope to catch up with you in a bit.

  • Ally Posted November 10, 2022 10:27 am

    In yesterday’s entry, I think I answered question from day before. David and I look forward to improved health, more stable finances, moving closer to my family, and getting to travel a bit. Re: today’s question, I’m not sure. I understand that self love is supposed to be important for good mental health, but I still struggle. There are things I like about myself. If self love were measured in terms of how well we care for ourselves, I don’t always do that very well. I try to be a good v listener and a loyal friend. I try to be a good wife and pet mom. I succeed better sometimes than others.
    Lewis has had normal blood sugars for 2 days without insulin. Vet is now thinking that he is not diabetic. He had a bout with pancreatitis several years ago and she now thinks it may have recurred . She changed his antibiotic (still has remnant of UTI) and continued the anti-nausea med and wrote a scrip for special food. Scout could not keep her food down very well yesterday. I am going to try the anti-nausea med with her as well, and special food. She’s getting her heart med and I pray it helps with tummy issues. I’m concerned and may call vet about her today. Having sick kitties is stressful. David did well in therapy yesterday. He worked on things to help with balance. We appreciate your prayers and the love we feel from our NEM friends. Blessings.

  • Jill Posted November 10, 2022 6:34 pm

    What I love most about myself is that God has changed my heart, transformed my soul and is using me in His kingdom work. I have become less critical and am able to be cognizant of being more thankful. It is a good space to be in.
    Hit some tennis balls after school with a teacher – we did this Monday also – can’t remember if I shared that here. Today is the last day of beautiful weather. It was 70 and sunny. Rain all day tomorrow and then temps plummet to the 20s at night and 40s during the day. Gotta get out my warm running clothes. Glad to have gotten the leaves which have fallen, raked up yesterday.
    Keeping schoolwork under control. Can’t believe Thanksgiving is two weeks from today…early this year. We only have two days of school that week. With Thanksgiving falling early and Christmas on a Sunday – we will have a long stretch before the holiday break. It will be fine.
    Dad, Becky and Don are due home one week from today. They had lots of rain and wind today as the hurricane passed over them – but they are fine. They will resume normal activities tomorrow.

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