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January 24, 2017

Calling All Volunteers!

This verse from Isaiah was one of the verses that touched my mother’s heart with the desire to become a missionary. Many times I heard the story of how my mom...

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January 23, 2017

Trusting God 
through Transition

When I moved to the bustling metropolis of Istanbul, a city of more than 15 million people, God seemed distant and unconcerned. My wife, our two children, and I had moved...

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January 22, 2017

Seeing the Potential

The plant had only two puny leaves sticking out of a dirty clay pot. When one of the rummage-sale workers asked me, “Will you take it?” my first thought was, Another...

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January 21, 2017

Storms of Life

The day was stormy. Lightning flashed all around. The wind howled, the rain fell, and tornadoes threatened. At the radio station in Athens, Georgia, where I worked during college, the owner...

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January 20, 2017

The Benefit of the Present

On a Friday afternoon, I was driving along Interstate 95 outside of Washington, D.C., when I came upon a flashing alert sign that read: “Traffic ahead next 2 miles.” I thought,...

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January 19, 2017

Broken

When an item breaks, I have three responses: 1) I’m 
unhappy; 2) I’m frustrated; 3) I’m challenged to fix it. The first two responses rarely last long. In a short time,...

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January 18, 2017

Not Giving Up

Some months ago I joined my local church’s prayer shawl ministry and began knitting and crocheting with a group of women. In the early stages of my work with the group,...

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January 17, 2017

Miracles Happen

My six-year-old son, Sabalo, had been diagnosed with a tumor. After many medical examinations, including two 
biopsies, we learned that the tumor was growing and could not be successfully radiated. Five...

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January 16, 2017

Journals of Praise

Several years ago, I began incorporating journaling into my devotional time. I had always written my requests and the desires of my heart — my cries to Jesus — in blue...

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January 15, 2017

More Than a Building

Through the years, I have attended church and Sunday school in many different places: tents, a large home, a movie theater, a former army Quonset hut, refurbished army barracks, an elementary...

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Bringing Family Together

“Namaste, greetings, and good morning. My name is Sabita, and I am a regular reader of Mathillo Kotha, the Nepali edition of The Upper Room. I have been reading the devotional for two-three years, and it has helped me very much to grow in my faith. It has also helped my family to gather in one place and to fellowship.” Give to the International Editions of The Upper Room, and make a global impact.