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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 13, 2018

The Spirit’s Voice

The divisions at our church’s denominational conference mirrored the divisions in my own household. I saw good people on both sides of contentious issues. A few days after the conference, I...

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April 12, 2018

A Better Way

At times, when I look at my schedule for the weeks ahead, I wonder how I can possibly fit everything in. At other times I worry about how I will manage...

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April 11, 2018

Show Me the Way

Before I came to faith in Christ, I was hopeless and without joy. I knew I did things that were wrong, but I was unable to see how life could be...

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April 10, 2018

Simple Joys

Our two-year-old grandson, Gabriel, is a delight to all his family. My husband and I are in our seventies and our other two grandchildren are teenagers, so it has been a...

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April 9, 2018

Peace in the Storm

God, please help me! My father had just passed away and I was careening on an emotional roller coaster. One minute I felt all right, and the next I was in...

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April 8, 2018


In 2014 our family migrated from Pakistan to Canada. As newcomers, we faced many challenges during the initial months. An early challenge was learning our way around our new city. One...

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April 7, 2018

Lean on Me

I grew up on a farm where hard work was the norm. Muscles cramped, and chores seemed endless. When we needed a break, we often leaned against the closest fence. It...

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April 6, 2018

God’s Word Helps Us

It has always been easy for me to get into debates with friends and family, and I find myself arguing more than I should. If I make others angry, I regret...

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April 5, 2018

Three-Legged Race

At the neighborhood picnic my younger brother and I tied a rope around my right ankle and his left ankle. Amid giggles we hobbled and swayed to the starting line. “On...

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April 4, 2018

How Much Longer?

I am a divorced woman with no children. You might think I have a lot of free time, but I have been taking care of my sister for 41 years. She...

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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.