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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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September 30, 2019

Joy Always

My wife and I are retired and take care of our two young grandsons while our daughter and her husband are at work. Because we love our grandsons, we hate to...

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September 29, 2019

Blurred Vision

Most mornings as I put my contacts in, I pray, “Thank you, God, for the gift of sight.” But one morning after a difficult night at church with teenagers, I used...

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September 28, 2019

One Day at a Time

Recently, I had a minor auto accident, my second in less than a year. It made me realize that I was no longer a confident driver due to my macular degeneration....

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September 27, 2019

Navigating through Life

During my childhood, whenever my family took a vacation, my siblings and I would get to take turns sitting in the front seat of the car. When it was my turn,...

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September 26, 2019

Helping Hands

Several years ago I slipped on some ice and landed hard on my dominant hand, badly spraining my wrist. Since I lived alone, I had to do everything with one hand...

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September 25, 2019

Hope through Trials

As I was growing up, my family didn’t have much. At one time, four of us had to live in a tiny college dorm while my mom was finishing her degree....

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September 24, 2019

Opportunity in Waiting

When we got in line for one of my son’s favorite attractions at an amusement park, the wait time was over an hour and a half. I asked my son if...

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September 23, 2019

The Old Coin

An old and somewhat rare coin fascinated me, so I bought it. The value of the coin was stamped on it: fifty cents. But to a collector or a hobbyist, that...

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September 22, 2019

Which Box?

I never considered that the color of someone’s skin was a big deal — until I was in third grade. My class was registering for state testing and the form we...

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September 21, 2019

Even Me

I’ve always had to work really hard in school. I make many mistakes, and my dad has to point them out and explain them to me. I was so discouraged by...

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Decades of Faithfulness

Pastor Harold Stinson was given The Upper Room as a child by his mother. He is now 71 years old and still reads the devotional guide every day but now in large print. He also hosts a daily prayer call and uses the scripture from the meditation as the basis for that call. 

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