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The Upper Room magazine's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

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Latest Devotionals

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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February 19, 2021

Love Grows

Our church college group has been transformed through acts of service to residents and transients in our city. We were studying the book of Leviticus, and we were discussing the practice...

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February 18, 2021

Used Cans

Years ago, I knew a little girl who collected used cans on the street. She liked to write on used papers and put them in the cans. Most people on the...

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February 17, 2021

From Sticks to Blossoms

For much of the year, bushes known as “broom” appear to be a mass of bare, green sticks. During its dormant period, a broom bush may go unnoticed. When its twigs...

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February 16, 2021

Rich Inheritance

Upon achieving the senior rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I adopted this saying: “Never forget where you came from.” As a young adult I walked away from...

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February 15, 2021

A Simple Reminder

I was feeling the stress building up at work, and I wasn’t handling it very well. It wasn’t possible to walk away from the situation, so instead I took a few...

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February 14, 2021

Planting Seeds

I love working in my garden. I am amazed that tiny seeds planted in the soil can sprout and grow into large plants that produce tasty vegetables and beautiful flowers. The...

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February 13, 2021

Power to Provide

It was a cold, snowy winter. My three children and I were down to soda crackers and ketchup in our cupboard. My husband had moved out and was not providing food...

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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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