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May 2, 2017

Every Believer’s Call

As an Upper Room intern who is blind, I have shared laughter and tears with our Braille readers. While I initially contacted them about subscriptions, together we found an unbreakable bond...

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May 1, 2017

Family Faith

I became the first Christian in my family, and the joy I found in Jesus Christ led me to speak the good news. But I was rejected by my own family....

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April 30, 2017

diamonds in the Rough

One misty, gray morning I went walking with my children just as the rain stopped. We passed an ugly, bare field of roughly mown stubble. Returning some time later, however, we...

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April 29, 2017

Prayer: A Gift of Love

During our weekly Bible study at church, one of the 
members, Edie, asked if anyone would be interested in 
coming to the prayer group next week. I never gave much thought...

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April 28, 2017

Flaws and All

When I was a freshman in high school, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. For over two years, I despised my body. In this state it was impossible for me...

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April 27, 2017

Where Is My Focus?

During a period of time in my life I felt everything was going wrong. I became depressed and felt hopeless. God and God’s love for me seemed far away. I felt...

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April 26, 2017

The Gift of Serving

For a couple of years, I co-taught a preschool class while the parents were participating in a Bible study. Each week, a dozen or more three-year-olds gathered in our classroom for...

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April 25, 2017

Learning to Trust

Ten years ago I came home from work one evening to find my home empty of all my possessions. My wife had left me, and I felt empty. I began to...

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April 24, 2017

All Equal

One of my earliest memories is going to a diner one day for lunch with my parents. We sat at a table, and the waitress handed us menus. To 
my surprise,...

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April 23, 2017

No Situation is Permanent

In 2006, a man I worked with tried to have me killed for refusing to be his follower. On November 26, 2006, he sent four young people to murder me at...

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