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A Child Leads Them //DAILY DEVOTION By Rev. Peter Panagore

Reverend Peter Baldwin Panagore of DailyDevotions.org, is a native of Massachusetts, graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree in Divinity from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and with a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. St. John’s High School of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, an Xaverian Brothers sponsored school, provided him with his preparatory school education. In 2003, he was recruited to apply for the position of Pastor of the First Radio Parish Church of America (DailyDevotions.org). FRPCA is America’s oldest continuous religious broadcast, founded 1926, and now reaching 1.5 million listeners, viewers and readers a week on T V, radio and internet, including American Forces Radio Network. From 1999-2006 Reverend Panagore was a staff writer at Homiletics, the leading and cutting-edge nationwide worship preparation journal for mainline clergy. Homiletics has published more than a hundred of his sermons. He has also published short stories in anthologies, most notably, Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul, by New York Times Best Selling editor Jack Canfield. Two Minutes for God was released by Touchstone/Fireside an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in early December of 2007 and landed immediately on the Maine Best Seller list.

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fter clear cutting an acre of trees, and blasting granite, the high land had an ocean view. Over the course of winter on this new construction site, a handsome new home slowly took shape. The skilled and congenial carpentry crew, pleased with the intricate work, pounded nails, lifted lumber, cut, measured, and enjoyed themselves through the cold months. The homeowner and his sixyear-old granddaughter arrived on an early spring day, to see for themselves how the construction was coming. As the owner talked and walked with the contractor, eyeing this and that and smiling, his darling blond-haired and blue-eyed sprite of a granddaughter danced and played, outside and inside, and all around them. She was a talkative and inquisitive child who asked the workmen many questions. “What's this? Why? How come?” One carpenter, a father

himself, finally asked her why she was so comfortable talking to people she didn’t know and to whom she had not been introduced. She laughed and danced, and simply said, “Aren't we all God’s children?" All the workmen heard her, stopped their work and watched her, wondering at her, as she twirled on tiptoe through the sawdust, smiling. n

Let’s Pray: Dear God, when little children speak Your truth, let all who hear listen with wonder at the wisdom of innocence spoken aloud. We are all brother and sisters, Your children. You have so many ways of speaking to us. Give us ears to hear. Amen Here's a Thought: Speak to me, O God. Give me ears to hear.

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