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September 14, 2016

A Concert of God’s Word

When I was a little girl, I took piano lessons. Playing piano was not something that came naturally to me, and my teacher assigned me only the 
simplest tunes. Within a...

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September 13, 2016

a Spiritual Family

It was my 47th birthday. I was celebrating it without any family that year because God had called me to serve in a new church in a different state from the...

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September 12, 2016

Begin with Truth

Although I am generally an optimist, I know things don’t always turn out well. Financial fears sometimes come true. Biopsy results sometimes show cancer. People disappoint us. Problems arise.I was often...

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September 11, 2016

Give me the words, Lord

After the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, I was asked to help at the New York City Family Assistance Center. I was assigned to the legal division to...

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September 10, 2016

Following

The youth group were traveling in a caravan. Those 
following thought that the people in the first car knew their destination. Then, they 
circled around several times, one of the youth...

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September 9, 2016

THe stones will cry out

Last year just before Easter our pastor preached a beautiful sermon on today’s reading about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The pastor spoke about how important it is for each of...

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September 8, 2016

Things Above

I often ride my motorbike in the middle of traffic in Marseille, one of the most congested cities in France. Surrounded by all the potentially dangerous cars, exhaust fumes, engine noises,...

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September 7, 2016

Old Fish, New Fish

Well over 100,000 miles ago I had a new car and put one of those shiny fish on the rear door to let everyone know, “I am a Christian!” As the...

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September 6, 2016

Generation to Generation

As a little girl I enjoyed watching my mother prepare hearty stews, and bake golden loaves of bread and rich, 
velvety cakes and pastries. Close to supper time she would pack...

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September 5, 2016

With Us Always

I was having a rough morning. I hadn’t slept well, and I was worried. Family members were struggling with health issues. A valued employee had resigned. I was trying to meet...

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A Source of Strength

"Through the years, The Upper Room has been a constant blessing, on joyful days and in times of sorrow. I am half-way through my current deployment with the US Navy Reserve, and once again the devotional guide has proven to be a continuous source of strength."