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As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. - Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

As I sat in the waiting area of the emergency room, my thoughts were fixed on my asthma-related breathing issues. I had not planned to spend time at the hospital that day. Nearby sat a five-year-old boy named Dominic, sporting a small bandage on his head. The nurse confided that...

Today's Prayer
God of all, thank you for your daily compassion. May we seek opportunities to extend your love and grace to those around us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Colossians 3:1-12

Thought for the Day

God’s love and kindness can shine through me to others who are suffering.

Prayer Focus

Those waiting in an emergency room


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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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