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May 13, 2017

No One to Help

It was the Sabbath. Jesus and the disciples were in Jerusalem when they encountered a number of people who were blind, sick, and lame waiting by the pool of Bethesda. These...

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May 12, 2017

Unflinching Devotion

My elder brother, Ajagaboka, takes great delight in his service to God. Most weekends, he wakes up early and joins the women in our local church in keeping the chapel clean....

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May 11, 2017

Unchanging Values

When asking for directions to a certain shop, a newcomer friend asked me, “Is it on the right side of the street or the left side?” I replied that it depended...

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May 10, 2017

God, the Mother

“My translation says something different here,” my co-leader said. We were leading a discussion on Psalm 91 and its comparison of God to a fortress that can protect and shield us....

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May 9, 2017

Clean Viewing

Winter seemed to drag on for months and left all the windows of our home covered with a dull film. On the first nice day of spring, my wife washed them....

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May 8, 2017

Using Time Wisely

One night, after a period of feeling detached from God, I received word that one of my childhood friends had died in a traffic accident. The news was so painful that...

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May 7, 2017

Learning to Listen

My husband, Dan, and I have been birdwatching together for 20 years. Recognizing bird songs helps us to know which bird is near so that we can more easily spot it....

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May 6, 2017

The Question

After my first few months working overseas — struggling with learning a new language and experiencing a culture very different from my own — I was beginning to have a negative...

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May 5, 2017

STAYING ON THE PATH

One summer I spent three months at a wilderness lake with my best friend. We left our Volkswagen van parked at the end of a bumpy dirt road and carried an...

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May 4, 2017

Created for a Purpose

I am only four feet seven inches tall. In kindergarten, I was constantly teased about my height. The ugly words troubled me. One day I asked God, “Why did you make...

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Praise for The Upper Room

“I praise God for the ministry of The Upper Room. After publishing a daily devotional, I received a message from a 16-year old in South Africa thanking me for lifting her out of depression.” Read Tony’s devotional here.