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The Upper Room magazine's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

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May 22, 2018

A Heavenly Home

When I was pregnant for the first time, I was so excited to become a mom. I spent hours decorating the baby’s room in anticipation of his arrival. My husband and...

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May 21, 2018


The days leading up to my father’s funeral were a mix of sorrow and beauty. I had time to spend with family and the opportunity to reconnect with old friends. We...

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May 20, 2018

Overwhelmed and Amazed

Although the people in today’s reading had begged Jesus to heal the man who was deaf and had difficulty speaking, they were still amazed when God granted their request. Even though...

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May 19, 2018

One Page at a Time

When I first became a Christian, I wanted to read the Bible from cover to cover, but that seemed like a daunting task. Then, when I realized that the Bible is...

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May 18, 2018

Lollipop Lesson

During my childhood, my mother and I would often pass the candy counter in a certain department store. Each time, I asked for one of the enticing lollipops that were six...

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May 17, 2018

Late to Church

One Sunday I was running late for the morning church service, so I decided to catch a cab to get to church as quickly as possible. A woman and I hailed...

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May 16, 2018


One day while having my hair cut, the new stylist told me about her experience with chemotherapy. She spoke of fear, doctor visits, feelings of anger and despair. When her treatments...

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May 15, 2018

Starting Again

Sometimes students in the gym class I teach have a 
difficult day, and it shows in their behavior. So we walk to the hallway together and talk about beginning the day...

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May 14, 2018

A Rich Harvest

One of our church members invited us to her farm to experience agriculture. We got up early one day to go to her farm to plant taros, a type of root...

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Starting New Churches in Honduras

The United Methodist Church in Honduras uses El Aposento Elto, the Spanish language version of The Upper Room daily devotional to start new faith communities. They use "An Easy Plan to Use The Upper Room in Small Groups" found in the back of the magazine. As the groups grow, they build critical mass for new church starts.