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October 22, 2017

Eight Acres of 
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Several years ago my church wrestled with the prospect of building a new facility. Our location on a corner lot downtown prohibited expansion, and parking was limited. Our congregation could not...

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October 21, 2017

A Song in the Night

As a child, I was often frightened at the setting of the sun. Whether we had electric power or not, when I looked through the window at the 
disappearing sun, the...

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October 20, 2017

Rattling Feed Buckets

My father worked most of his life at a racing-horse farm in upstate New York. An exercise rider and jack-of-all-trades, he had a special affinity with the horses he worked with...

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October 19, 2017

Coffee with God

I love to sip a cup of coffee while I read The Upper Room and spend time in quiet prayer. As I reflect on this daily ritual, I realize that since...

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October 18, 2017

Stepping Over

Over 200 steep steps lead to the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris, France. My daughter Caroline and I climbed those steps to visit the church, located on a bluff overlooking Paris....

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October 17, 2017

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. That saying is meant to guard us from the harshness of words. In reality, however, we all know...

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October 16, 2017

Catch that Thought

My husband and I often played boules with our children on holidays. The object of the game is to roll larger, heavy balls across the ground toward a smaller target ball....

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October 15, 2017

Joy!

Sixteen members of my family piled into an army bus and drove for miles on a freezing winter night, bound for the airplane hangar where we would await the return of...

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October 14, 2017

Persevering

I began to doubt my choice of an English instructor when 
I struggled to get a grade better than a C in his class. Then I got another C, but there...

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A Source of Strength

"Through the years, The Upper Room has been a constant blessing, on joyful days and in times of sorrow. I am half-way through my current deployment with the US Navy Reserve, and once again the devotional guide has proven to be a continuous source of strength."