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Latest Devotionals

October 19, 2020

Shine Your Light

One bleak, cloudy, autumn day, I went to do my grocery shopping. As I approached the shopping center, I was astounded by a liquidambar tree in the full glory of its...

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October 18, 2020

A True Friend

For the past two summers I have worked at a Christian camp. The first year made me stronger in my faith and happy to show others the light of Christ working...

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October 17, 2020

Walk Slowly

For many years I quickly drove past a forest alongside the highway. To me it was just an unremarkable bunch of trees. Then one day, traffic was at a standstill. I...

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October 16, 2020

A Leap of Faith

Recently I visited an art display entitled “A Leap of Faith.” It featured a pitch-dark staircase which would light up only after someone had the courage to mount the first step....

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October 15, 2020

God’s Hands and Feet

An image of Jesus laughing hangs on a wall in my office. When a friend saw the image of Jesus with his head thrown back and mouth wide open in uproarious...

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October 14, 2020

With Our Hearts

My husband was a brilliant physician. He retired early because he has Parkinson’s disease. Since his voice has become soft and monotone, I sometimes have trouble understanding what he is saying....

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October 13, 2020

Waiting

Few things can dampen our resolve or put our faith to the test more than waiting. While we may struggle to accept it, God’s timing is God’s own. Habakkuk began his...

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October 12, 2020

Confidence to Witness

When I tried to share Jesus with someone who was more successful and more educated than I, the words tumbled out of my mouth in a confused heap. Then when the...

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October 11, 2020

Touchstones

During the 25 years I have been reading The Upper Room, I’ve noticed that common themes and favorite scriptures seem to return again and again. The passage from Luke 12 may...

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Emmaus helped me laugh again, and it brought joy back to my life after the loss of my child. I am now stronger than ever in my walk with the Lord. And to this day, I continue to sponsor pilgrims to The Walk to Emmaus. In my local church, I have led our discipleship team and have had the opportunity to start new Sunday school classes and various women’s ministries. ¡De Colores!”

View ways to get involved with Emmaus Ministries in 2020.