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December 4, 2023

Making Time for God

I’ve been doing early morning devotions using The Upper Room for over 35 years. I am now retired, but I remember that when I was working there were mornings when my...

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December 3, 2023

1st Sunday of Advent

In July 2014, my stepson Ryan was killed in an accident. For three days he was a missing person before we found him and learned what had happened to him. Grief...

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December 2, 2023


When I was a student at Rangoon University in the 1960s, I took part in a student demonstration. For my involvement, the military government expelled me from the university, arrested me...

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December 1, 2023

Courage to Act

My mother adjusted to her blindness so well that her sight-loss support group asked her to visit new members who needed help. Eventually, we wrote a pamphlet with information for those...

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November 30, 2023

God’s Great Care

About 10 years ago, there was a huge playground just beyond the walls of my house. The chattering of adults and the giggling of children always gave life to it. Now...

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November 29, 2023

The Fifth String

One Sunday I gave the children’s message during my church’s worship service. Since I enjoy playing the five-string banjo, I used it as an example of the church, the body of...

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November 28, 2023

God’s Peace

My husband and I had a good life. We had both experienced previous turbulent marriages, and we thought we would have a happy future together. But after four years, he began...

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November 27, 2023

Beyond Appearances

The student dining hall has shelves full of fruit. Usually I grab a few apples on my way to my next class. But I find it difficult to choose the best...

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November 26, 2023

More Than I Thought

I had been out of work for months, and expenses were mounting. When another phone call came from someone requesting a donation to his cause, I told him I was not...

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