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Latest Devotionals

May 30, 2020

Best for Us

Drinking soft drinks or juice in my young nephew’s presence will likely cause him to cry because he wants the drink and is not allowed to consume too much sugar. One...

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May 29, 2020

Distracting Pride

During my first backpacking trip, I wasn’t far into the trek up the mountain before I realized that I had grossly overpacked. As I struggled, I saw a member from our...

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May 28, 2020

God’s Love Endures

It started with a twinge of pain in my leg, but the little twinges soon became greater and steadily intensified. Two years later, while I was sitting in my seventh-grade math...

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May 27, 2020

A Change of Heart

At our farewell luncheon celebrating my first five years of ministry in the United States, the group was surprised when George spoke. He was a retired businessman who had always sat...

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May 26, 2020

Content Where I Am

I’m thankful for the lovely part of the world I live in. Lakes, rivers, ocean beaches, and mountains are all just a short drive away. I often go out to photograph...

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May 25, 2020

Running Away

When I was young, I often ran away. I thought you had to actually run to run away, so off I would go. I wouldn’t get far before my brother would...

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May 24, 2020

I Belong!

Nearly everyone wants to feel they belong — that they are part of a group, have a cultural identity, and are accepted. Though this need is often associated with teenage years,...

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May 23, 2020

Fear-Conquering Love

Once again, I felt paralyzed and completely helpless. As the darkness of my bedroom closed in on me, panic rose in my chest. All too often, fear seemed to rule my...

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May 22, 2020

Bold Encouragement

The swimming competition we were attending was crowded with preteen kids, including our two grandsons. Slade, the older of the two, had completed competition in his age group and was now...

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Share the Gifts of Hope, Love, Grace, and Peace

"Thank you for the creative teams [of The Upper Room] who are working together to share the power of prayer around the world. You have collaborated with everyone working from our homes to share the gifts of hope, love, grace, and peace." (Written in response to The Upper Room COVID-19 response efforts). View Jaqui's video contribution to the initiative, helping us create space and time for God in these anxious times.