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December 11, 2017

A Widow and a Willy Wagtail

During my lunch break, I often go for a walk by the Swan River. One time, in late spring, something caught my eye. Up in a nearby tree a willy wagtail...

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December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Each December I look forward to participating in the Christmas music program at church. The words and melodies lift my spirits and are a gift to our congregation. The church is...

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December 9, 2017

Hope in Chaos

Recently, while my husband was hospitalized, I looked out the window of the hospital room and saw litter on the sidewalk and part of the roadway. I thought, Everything looks chaotic...

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December 8, 2017


I know how hard it is for me to wait patiently for something. I remember as a child how I longingly looked out the window one day, watching for my cousins...

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December 7, 2017

True Grace

As Christmas approaches I find myself grappling with grace again. For years I have sought to understand the true concept of grace. I love the sound of it — I long...

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December 6, 2017

Practice, Practice, 

One of my loved ones is not a Christian. He often says that his aversion to Christianity comes from his personal observation of hypocrisy in the lives of too many Christians....

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December 5, 2017

Christmas Became Real

Celebrating Christmas as Jesus’ birthday has always helped me to remember God’s love for us. However, the birth of our first son, Peter, gave Christmas new meaning for me. My wife,...

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December 4, 2017

Simply Doing Good

A friend and I were collecting trash along a walkway in our town. We picked up discarded coffee cups, hamburger wrappers, and potato chip bags. When we spotted two city employees...

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December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent

Advent may be the church season of beginnings, but in the northern hemisphere Advent occurs during a cold season in which very little in nature is pointing to burgeoning life. But...

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A Daily Routine

Stacey Robinson’s daily routine involves walking her guide dog Kirk and reading The Upper Room daily devotional on her Braille Display tablet. To join our worldwide community of prayer, Stacey receives a digital file of the daily devotional that is then read by a special braille translation device.