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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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April 23, 2018

Our Guidebook

One autumn, my husband and I hiked beneath Diamond Head crater in Hawaii. It was a strenuous climb filled with pitch-black tunnels, a spiral staircase, other steep stairs, and a tight...

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April 22, 2018

Looking Forward

Sometimes I find myself complaining about the aches and pains of old age and reminiscing about the “good old days.” In today’s reading, we meet Anna, an elderly widow who did...

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April 21, 2018

Chorus of Praise

I love the early morning when it is still dark but the pale light of dawn is beginning to show. I rise early and then I listen for the soft, lonely...

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April 20, 2018

A Two-Year-Old’s Plea

I enjoy babysitting my granddaughter, Molly. But recently she had a fever and didn’t feel well. An unhappy, sick two-year-old can be a challenge. Yet Molly has taught me a lesson...

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April 19, 2018

Under Construction

Our home has been under construction for quite some time now. We have taken down walls and ceilings. But many of the changes have been internal improvements that do not show,...

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April 18, 2018

Called by Name

The day’s news brought another image of refugees. I had seen many scenes of distraught people huddled together on their perilous sea journey or their long march to safety and new...

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April 17, 2018

Every Good Thing

Over the years, my neighborhood has become home to a rather large stray-cat population. Several of us within the community provide clean drinking water and fresh food for these cats daily...

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April 16, 2018

Through the Father’s Eyes

Nine years ago when I held my first-born child, Melina, for the first time, I knew I had what had been missing in my life. I knew that there in that...

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April 15, 2018

God’s Goodness

In 2013 my husband, Danny, suffered a heart attack that left him with a heart function capacity of only 30 percent, and he received a pacemaker. It felt like a miracle...

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April 14, 2018

Peace Sign

I started running for exercise at age 55. Since I live on a farm, I do most of my running on farm lanes or rural roads. I rarely see a car;...

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Starting New Churches in Honduras

The United Methodist Church in Honduras uses El Aposento Elto, the Spanish language version of The Upper Room daily devotional to start new faith communities. They use "An Easy Plan to Use The Upper Room in Small Groups" found in the back of the magazine. As the groups grow, they build critical mass for new church starts.