I can do all things through [Christ] who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13 (NRSV)

I took my mischievous Sheltie puppy, Misty, to obedience school to learn good manners. The dog trainer produced an astonishing change. The trainer’s calm, kind demeanor impressed me, although I did not immediately understand why.

Sometime later while I was in the hospital for shoulder surgery, I called the trainer...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, make us aware of your presence so that we may bear witness to your love in all that we do. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Colossians 1:9-14

Thought for the Day

God can use my ordinary actions of love to bring compassion to the world.

Prayer Focus

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The RESILIENCE conference in 2021 was so uplifting and nourishing. It was wonderful to be with other Christians around the world at this retreat, who truly care about responding to trauma in a compassionate way by teaching spiritual practices to help with grounding and healing.”

Join us for the next RESILIENCE conference on September 29-30, 2023. Learn more at UpperRoom.org/resilience.