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July 11, 2017

Letting Go of Life’s 
Trophies

A hymn titled “The Old Rugged Cross” has this line in its chorus: “I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down.” It is about the...

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July 10, 2017

Faith and Praise

The red light at the intersection seemed to take forever. I sat in my car, fuming impatiently, tapping my fingers on the steering wheel. I had a long list of errands....

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July 9, 2017

Daily Praise

Life can be busy, with endless responsibilities. I get caught up in the chaos and stress of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. By day’s end I am often tense, exhausted, and impatient. Lately,...

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July 8, 2017

Sharing my faith

While I was studying as an exchange student in Japan, I was out of my comfort zone. It was difficult. Once, a friend invited me to a birthday dinner where I...

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July 7, 2017

Strong Roots

My daily walk goes by a lake that has cypress trees along the banks. One day I stopped to look more closely at one of these trees and its large, entangled...

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July 6, 2017

Always Prepared

As kitchen staff, we have a responsibility to keep our workplace clean. Every day before we leave for home, my co-workers and I clean the cooking utensils, scrub the floor, and...

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July 5, 2017

Answer to Prayer

I could smell the paint drying on my latest work as I knelt to pray, “Thank you, God, for inspiring me to do this piece. Now whom do you want me...

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July 4, 2017

Companions

I let a friend of mine borrow my horse, Norman. He stayed with her for almost a year. When it was summer again I realized how lonely I was without him....

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July 3, 2017

LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN

My recovery from hip surgery includes intensive daily physical therapy to retrain the muscles in my weakened leg. I begin with gentle massage and passive range of motion and then progress...

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July 2, 2017

What Really Matters

After many years, my wife and I had reached the point that we could no longer care for our home. The family we had raised was grown and gone, and our...

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The Upper Room Chaplains’ Ministry

“Now, more than ever, service members, veterans, and people who are incarcerated need our support. When you give to The Upper Room Chaplains’ Ministry, you provide encouragement and comfort in a tangible way to those who are going through trying times.” Read more...