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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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November 15, 2018

Hearing God’s Voice

As a swim coach in the Special Olympics, I have the privilege of working with special-needs swimmers of all ages. Without question I receive more than I give from this experience,...

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November 14, 2018

To Be Patient

My husband’s whiskers were all over the sink — again. I was trying to calm down and remember all his good traits. I’m sure he gets upset with me over minor...

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November 13, 2018

Words that Matter

One day, a couple surprised me with a visit. In fact, I had no idea who they were or why they came until the woman said, “You told me words that...

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November 12, 2018

Open My Eyes

On a recent camping trip, I spent some time staring at the stars. At first a light cloud layer made it difficult to see them, but the clouds soon dissipated, leaving...

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November 11, 2018

A Week of Summer

Just a few weeks into summer break, I saw the months ahead as full of the promise of fun and relaxation. I was ready to soak it all in. But my...

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November 10, 2018

Dream Big

In 2015, when I told my friend Andrey that I often sent 
my devotional writings to The Upper Room, he said, “Sister, 
I am waiting for you to write your first...

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November 9, 2018

The Caregiver’s Caregiver

For six years, I was the caregiver for my husband, George, who was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. During that time, I faced many challenges. He is now in a skilled-nursing...

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November 8, 2018

Giving with Joy

Until 2008 my wife and I had not tithed regularly. Our resources were already insufficient to support most of our needs. We were afraid that if we gave regularly, we would...

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November 7, 2018

No One Is Insignificant

I had recently arrived in the United States and didn’t know anyone. For a year, I worked for a telemarketing company in a low-paying, entry-level job, and it was difficult for...

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