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I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined 
to me and heard my cry. - Psalm 40:1 (NRSV)

Scripture is filled with people who faced dangers and trials. What was it like for David when he was in the wilderness, fleeing from Saul? Perhaps David was as overwhelmed and frightened as I felt when our oldest son, Steven, was diagnosed with leukemia. Throughout my son’s illness, I prayed...

Today's Prayer
Faithful God, when we are overwhelmed, help us turn to you for help — the way David did. Amen.

Today's Reading
1 Samuel 26:1-12

Thought for the Day

God is my refuge and source of help.

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Those with leukemia

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The Art is Outside

“As the curator of The Upper Room Chapel and Museum, it is my task to highlight art and draw the viewer into the work itself. On clear days, the art is outside The Upper Room Chapel: gorgeous pink blossom clouds of the Japanese Magnolia trees. The blossoms don’t last very long. If you are in the Nashville area, take a few minutes to stop by and enjoy them. ‘We recognize God’s presence in the world around us,’ the author of The Mystic in You says. ‘Sometimes it comes because of our intentional spiritual practices. Other times, it comes when we least expect it and do not feel as though we deserve it.  … Geese flying overhead and a dog running in its sleep become windows into eternity when we pause, notice and open to the wonder of all being.’ Sometimes it is in a pink cloud of blossoms.”