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Latest Devotionals

February 28, 2021

Open Ears

The other night my young daughter was talking on the phone with her cousin. As she got ready to get off the phone, she said to him, “I’m about to get...

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February 27, 2021

Hope of New Life

I had returned from the city of Natal, where I had spent seven long years with my family. I was almost 50 years old and was starting over after a failed...

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February 26, 2021

Joy amidst Grief

In the months following my mother’s death from ALS, I started my first semester of college, began a new job, and painfully continued life without my mom here to be a...

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February 25, 2021

The Costly Perfume

Mary made her way to Jesus, poured costly perfume on his feet, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance. The perfume was worth about...

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February 24, 2021

A Closer Look

Twice a year my church picks up trash along two miles of roadway. We divide into groups and start at each end, working until we meet each other. I remember the...

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February 23, 2021

Heavenly Parent

Being a parent doesn’t come with a job description or manual. It is on-the-job training all the way. As a father, I am always learning. I am no superhero or mighty...

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February 22, 2021

No Excuses

When I was eight years old, my teacher told me I was a gifted writer. That was the first time someone had told me I was good at something. As a...

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February 21, 2021

What a Blessing!

When my parents became Christians, they spent time reading the Bible and praying daily. My father gave me my first copy of The Upper Room when I was 13 years old;...

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February 20, 2021

Not Alone

After a night at the children’s hospital with our daughter, I did not welcome the telephone ringing at 7:00 a.m. I saw that the call was from my oldest son, Barry,...

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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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