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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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February 21, 2017

The Father’s Business

While reading about the prophet Anna in Luke’s Gospel, I felt guilty. A widow, Anna “did not depart from the temple, but served God with 
fastings and prayers night and day.”...

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February 20, 2017

Waiting for the Lord

David, the presumed author of Psalm 27, had adversaries intent on taking his life; yet he proclaimed that the Lord was his light, his salvation, and his stronghold. I do not...

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February 19, 2017

Never Off Duty

Recently I met my son, James, for lunch. To my surprise, he insisted on paying for my meal, saying, “Give the money to someone who really needs it.” After lunch we...

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February 18, 2017

Blessed Assurance

My good friend Glenn had been diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for chemotherapy treatments. As I drove to visit him, I wondered how the visit would go. I have made other...

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February 17, 2017

God’s Gifts

My sister, Bev, is a retired English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and I am a retired nurse. We have recently 
become involved in meeting the needs of refugees. Trying...

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February 16, 2017

God is Watching

Thirteen years ago, I suffered a severe stroke. I was only 52 and in good health. This brain stem stroke left me totally paralyzed from the neck down, without the ability...

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February 15, 2017

Eternal Light

Honey bees navigate by the position of the sun. I thought of this while sitting in our tent one night, watching a trapped bee trying to get back to its hive...

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February 14, 2017

body of Christ

One evening, my wife and I were sitting in a concert hall listening to nice music. Suddenly, my cell phone rang, and I saw that it was my daughter calling. The...

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February 13, 2017

Faith Without Fanfare

When I was a young girl, I thought God lived at our church. Our family resided on Eton Way, and I believed that God made a home in a brown building...

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February 12, 2017

Leaving the Past Behind

I have a habit of living in the past. I find myself wondering how my life would have turned out had I done things differently. What if I had learned to...

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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.