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August 14, 2018

The Elephant in the 
Offering Plate

The organist played and everyone stood to sing. The ushers processed slowly to the front of the church, carrying the offering plates. Everything was just as it should be except one...

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August 13, 2018

The Gift of Prayer

My husband, Milt, had recently returned from a men’s retreat, and when I walked into the living room I expected to see him sitting in his comfortable recliner. But I was...

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August 12, 2018

Humble Hearts

Years ago the pastor at a men’s retreat encouraged us to kneel in prayer to practice humility before God. This posture was new to me, but I knelt beside other men...

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August 11, 2018

Enough for All

It was my turn to help with the Saturday lunch ministry at church, and it was evident we were going to have a full house that day. A fellow volunteer looked...

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August 10, 2018

God, My Shelter

Some years ago, my brother-in-law Einar and I were hiking in the highlands of eastern Norway. We carried food, water, and coffee as we walked along the tracks in an area...

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August 9, 2018

God’s Plan

The summer after my junior year in high school I went to a church camp as I had done every summer. I was feeling overwhelmed because I needed to figure out...

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August 8, 2018

New Hope

As the day for my annual colonoscopy approached, I was filled with anxiety that my cancer might have returned. Just one year prior, the doctor had found and removed several non-cancerous...

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August 7, 2018

Jesus Is Our Guide

We arrived at the park near my older son’s college. He led us through the parking lot to the entrance of a hiking trail. “Have you ever been on this trail...

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August 6, 2018

Working for Our Good

In 2016, my brother took a college entrance examination. On the day of the examination, the computer system failed, which led to his losing some already-answered questions and prevented him from...

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Meet people where they are . . .

“The Upper Room, like the local church, yearns to meet people where they are. And we are particularly keen to encourage spiritual leaders who are seeking nurture and care as they lead others on the path that leads to life.” Read more.