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October 12, 2017

The Ajo Lily

When we visited Ajo, Arizona, we went on a tour of the desert south of the city. There we spotted the Ajo lily, or desert lily. It has a beautiful flower,...

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October 11, 2017

Who Am I?

Now that I am between careers, I find it challenging when I first meet people. In the past, when asked what I do for a living, I have loved being able...

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October 10, 2017

God’s Shoulders

While my family and I were serving as full-time missionaries in Haiti, we went to stay in the Dominican Republic for a month. We were on a tight budget so we...

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October 9, 2017

God’s Steadfast Love

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and decided to have surgery to remove the tumor and keep the cancer from spreading. Each of my many chemotherapy treatments produced debilitating...

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October 8, 2017

Listening to God

One Sunday as I walked to my car after worship, I heard the chimes of the church ringing out a beautiful hymn. I felt as if God were sending me on...

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October 7, 2017

Investing Ourselves

The meeting with the eighth-grade boys was getting nowhere. They seemed more interested in making jokes and distracting one another than in deciding what to do on their service day. Finally,...

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October 6, 2017

The Ultimate Do-Over

“I want a do-over!” my eight-year-old grandson cried out. He did not like the consequences of the choice he had made in a game he and some other children were playing....

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October 5, 2017


One night I was sitting in my room thinking about my problems when my father called me out to the porch. He said, “Look at the sky; there are so many...

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October 4, 2017

Leading by Example

When my husband and I were in our twenties, we had each started a small business in a new town. Also, we had started going to a new church with our...

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October 3, 2017

Keeping Faith

As I entered high school, I decided that I wanted to be on the school’s wrestling team. When practices started in late October, I realized that the sport would be much...

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A Daily Routine

Stacey Robinson’s daily routine involves walking her guide dog Kirk and reading The Upper Room daily devotional on her Braille Display tablet. To join our worldwide community of prayer, Stacey receives a digital file of the daily devotional that is then read by a special braille translation device.