Kelly Gaylord (North Carolina)
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In your distress, when all these things have happened to you in time to come, you will return to the Lord your God and heed him. - Deuteronomy 4:30 (NRSV)
One year, I offered to help my youth leader by directing the Christmas pageant readers for the Christmas Eve service. Between the ages of ten and twelve, the children felt nervous to read in front of the audience. The two girls and two boys, dressed in Christmas dresses and suits,...
I won’t let fear stop me from looking to God.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”