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January 10, 2021

Take Heart

As a teenager, I would wake my sister every Sunday morning and ask, “Do you want to go to church with me?” She always said no, but then one day she...

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January 9, 2021

The God Who Cares

While preparing to plant cassava, I had to clear tall grass from the plot of land. I decided to burn the partially green, partially dried grass. Because it was not a...

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January 8, 2021

The Ultimate Guide

While hiking a mountain trail on my way to explore an abandoned gold mine, I thought of the elderly man who had shown me the trailhead and described his hike up...

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January 7, 2021

A Good Night’s Sleep

In the past, sleep sometimes eluded me. Though I would try to relax, I would “replay” conversations from the day and consider how I might have responded differently. Sometimes I would...

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January 6, 2021

Choosing a Path

For a long time I believed that there was only one clear path for my life and that if I missed it, I would be out of God’s perfect will for...

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January 5, 2021

Meeting with God

I was in my twenties and working in the IT department of a hospital. The department was located in the basement of the parking garage, so I took walks at lunchtime...

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January 4, 2021

God’s Blessings

Today’s quoted verses were my childhood pastor’s favorite opening greeting to our small, rural congregation in eastern Virginia. He worked as a church planter and started many churches throughout the 1950s,...

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January 3, 2021

In Every Circumstance

One of my favorite scripture passages is Habakkuk’s prayer. The passage became personal for me on the day my car malfunctioned on my way home. I stopped in the parking lot...

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January 2, 2021

Perseverance

When I was younger and rode my bicycle long distances, the lesson of today’s quoted verse was made very real to me. I remember seeing hills in the distance that appeared...

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January 1, 2021

The Junk Drawer

Every time I opened the junk drawer in my kitchen, I became stressed out and frustrated. I could never find what I needed, and the clutter was unbearable. Finally one day...

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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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