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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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July 16, 2018

Peace in a Place of Doubt

At the end of the eight-mile hike to the top of Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park, we came face-to-face with the metal cables that would guide us to the top. Our...

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July 15, 2018

A Friend who Prays

Every two weeks, another of our four young children came down with chicken pox. What’s more, during this same time, my mother lay recovering in the hospital from her first cancer...

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July 14, 2018

Listening to the River

As I stood on the bank of smooth, white pebbles, the river surged past — with the morning sunlight glinting off the water. The river’s steady roar filled me with peace....

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July 13, 2018

Excess Baggage

One day when I was looking for a particular pair of slacks, the closet was so full I could not find them. Much to my surprise, I could not remember the...

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July 12, 2018

Our Intercessor

I usually begin each new year with a feeling of excitement at the chance for new beginnings. But the first month of 2014 did not hold much hope. My four-year-old son,...

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July 11, 2018


When I first sang the words, “Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come,”* I had no idea what Ebenezer meant. Then I read today’s scripture and learned...

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July 10, 2018

The Livermore Light Bulb

Fire station #6 in Livermore, California, draws visitors from all over the globe. They come to see the world’s most famous light bulb, a 60-watt bulb installed in 1901 which has...

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July 9, 2018

Rock-Solid Faith

I have recently been inspired and encouraged by the rock-solid faith displayed by two of my friends in very difficult circumstances. Muriel, who is in her eighties, lost her friend of...

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July 8, 2018

God Is with Us

My husband and I were praying about moving our family across the country to help launch a new ministry. Leaving family, friends, and a good job behind made the decision hard,...

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July 7, 2018

God, Our Strength

One day as I was traveling toward my native village, I was unable to see our small mountain Pawagadh due to the heavy fog. But I knew it was still there....

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