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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 3, 2018

Not Growing Weary

I remember a time when my body, mind, and spirit were completely drained. My mother had recently passed away; our church was experiencing some serious leadership issues, and my son’s hereditary...

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April 2, 2018

Sunrise

All Jesus’ promises were forgotten as his disciples wept through the darkness of sorrow, doubt, and fear after the crucifixion of their friend and teacher. But at sunrise, on the first...

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April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

I love to sit on my back porch and look out over the lake. When the sun is shining, the lake sparkles and dances in the light. But on that Easter...

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March 31, 2018

The Savior Knows

I have been in prison for more than 19 years, and sometimes I think that nobody understands the brokenness and loneliness I experience. In those times, I remind myself what Jesus...

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March 30, 2018

Good Friday

It’s morning and the school is quiet, but some students are walking in a procession to their classrooms. I walk with unsteady steps to mine. Some boys mock me. They imitate...

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March 29, 2018

A Gift of Life

I recently received what I call a gift of life. I do not yet know where it came from, and I may never know; but it has freed me from many...

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March 28, 2018

Jesus Never Fails

I was at my best friend’s home feeling anxious and fed up because I had been facing a crisis related to my job. My friend was at work, but her children...

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March 27, 2018

Life-Fulfilling Purpose

On the day my class graduated from high school, I broke down in tears. Between sobs, I wished I could walk across the stage with my friends as they embarked on...

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March 26, 2018

Creating Memories

“I know you! I remember when you were my fifth-grade teacher!” The young woman smiled. “What do you remember?” I asked. “The time we made lunch for our parents. We figured...

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March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Recently, our children, Sophie and Aidan, had the opportunity to experience tubing. This involves riding on an inflated tube pulled by a long rope attached to the back of a speedboat....

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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.