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October 17, 2017

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. That saying is meant to guard us from the harshness of words. In reality, however, we all know...

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October 16, 2017

Catch that Thought

My husband and I often played boules with our children on holidays. The object of the game is to roll larger, heavy balls across the ground toward a smaller target ball....

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October 9, 2017

God’s Steadfast Love

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and decided to have surgery to remove the tumor and keep the cancer from spreading. Each of my many chemotherapy treatments produced debilitating...

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October 8, 2017

Listening to God

One Sunday as I walked to my car after worship, I heard the chimes of the church ringing out a beautiful hymn. I felt as if God were sending me on...

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October 3, 2017

Keeping Faith

As I entered high school, I decided that I wanted to be on the school’s wrestling team. When practices started in late October, I realized that the sport would be much...

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October 2, 2017

Living by Faith

Recently, I used the guidance system in my car to travel to an unfamiliar location. As I drove through morning traffic, I wondered, What if I get there, and it’s not...

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September 27, 2017

Prayer Changed Me

The caption read, “Even your eggs are happy when you start your day with prayer.” The picture showed a carton of eggs with happy, smiling faces. It caught my attention and...

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September 22, 2017


When I see a person on the side of the road asking for food or money, it is easy to find an excuse not to stop. It might not be safe...

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September 15, 2017

God’s Team

My wife and I enjoy college sports. The traditions and strong loyalties appeal to us. In all honesty, when our team is winning, being a loyal fan is easy. Nevertheless, we...

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September 2, 2017

Anxious No More

I sat on my sofa reading. My left hand was gently stroking the fur of my 9-year-old pet rabbit, Alice. Suddenly, she sat upright, her long ears focused on some threatening...

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A Daily Routine

Stacey Robinson’s daily routine involves walking her guide dog Kirk and reading The Upper Room daily devotional on her Braille Display tablet. To join our worldwide community of prayer, Stacey receives a digital file of the daily devotional that is then read by a special braille translation device.