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Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin. - Proverbs 18:24 (NRSV)

As 8-year-olds, a neighbor and I made a friendship pact and solidified it with a special handshake and a wink. We promised to be there for each other and have fun together. Two years later, I was devastated when he and his family moved far away. As my grandmother consoled...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, we praise you for the friendships you have given us. Help each of us to be a committed friend who shows the love of Christ to others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 18:1-4

Thought for the Day

My friends are beautiful gifts from God.

Prayer Focus

Those seeking Christian friendship


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Decades of Faithfulness

Pastor Harold Stinson was given The Upper Room as a child by his mother. He is now 71 years old and still reads the devotional guide every day but now in large print. He also hosts a daily prayer call and uses the scripture from the meditation as the basis for that call. 

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