Steven Thompson (Iowa, USA)
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The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)
Each Christmas season I spend time reading and re-reading the Christmas story from the Bible. This year the story provided a particularly relevant truth. A month before Christmas, several family issues surfaced, and it seemed I would be spending much of the holiday season alone. A friend and I had...
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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.”