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The Upper Room magazine's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

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September 23, 2018

Sacred Silence

As a young girl, I expected God’s voice to come booming from parted clouds. But when it never happened, I just assumed that God did not care about me. Today’s reading,...

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September 22, 2018


The email stung. Magazine editors had rejected my devotional submission. I had put a lot of time and thought into that piece, and I believed in my words. I tried to...

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September 21, 2018

Many Ways

For a long time, I wanted to participate in the ministry of my church, but I didn’t know what I could do. I don’t have a good singing voice and am...

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September 20, 2018

Daily Blessings

While dealing with the effects of cancer treatment, I would often find myself numbering the days: only twenty-five more days of chemotherapy . . . only two more days of radiation....

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September 19, 2018

A New Friend

At times I hear my co-workers chatting with the cleaning crew in our building. I used to feel a little uncomfortable and tongue-tied in these moments because they reminded me of...

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September 18, 2018

Powerful Words

Words are powerful. When I was a kid, I was never chosen to play on my classroom’s team and suffered from the hurtful words others said to me. Although I tried...

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September 17, 2018


I sat in the surgeon’s office, confident that God was in charge and that the biopsy report would be good. Then the doctor came in, took my hand, and told me...

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September 16, 2018

Where We Are

My prayer life shifted when my husband, Zeke, and I had three children in four years. I learned to pray while washing dishes and on my way to the store. Most...

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September 15, 2018

Renewed in Spirit

In the summer of 2016, disastrous bushfires raged through rural areas of South Australia. Lives were lost, and farms and homes were completely destroyed. Many not only lost their homes but...

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"It was my first year at my new school . . .

and I was making a ton of friends. There was one girl who always got picked on for her height. Nobody wanted to be her friend." Read more about Pockets.