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August 4, 2023

Only Forgiveness

Every day as I climb out of bed, I am troubled with thoughts like these: Remember when you insulted that person? Remember when you skipped your devotional time? Can’t you just...

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August 3, 2023

Flood Waters

When my son was in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) his health and his ability to breathe independently were out of my control. But so, it seemed, was everything else....

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August 2, 2023

A Diligent Listener

As my husband and I paddled our kayaks, we spotted fish swimming in the water and alligators sunning on the bank. Soon another kayaker maneuvered over to us and whispered, “Look!...

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August 1, 2023

Singing for Ezra

When Ezra came to our church, he and I struck up a friendship that led to many conversations and eventually a visit to his country home. But his health failed, and...

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July 31, 2023


It felt like winter had lasted all year. I was tired of salting the sidewalk, drying out wet boots, and scraping the car windows. My mood reflected the dark, short days....

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July 30, 2023

Centered on God

I have a friend who is my neighbor, a member of the church I attend, and a fellow follower of Christ. We get together about once a week to talk and...

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July 29, 2023

Time with God

For many years I thought my quiet time with God required at least an hour. And for years I did my very best to make that hour of quiet time happen...

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July 28, 2023

Searching for the Lord

Growing up in a Christian family, I attended church regularly; I knew about the Bible, salvation, and Christian teachings. Still, I felt that I didn’t know God; I just understood the...

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July 27, 2023

Close to God

For a couple of years now, our seven-year-old grandson has come to spend a week of his summer vacation with us. We are excited when he comes to visit because we...

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July 26, 2023

In the Eye of the Storm

My brother died on a June afternoon. That evening as a major storm rolled in, I felt drawn outside. Wind whipped at my tear-streaked cheeks and blew my hair in every...

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The RESILIENCE conference in 2021 was so uplifting and nourishing. It was wonderful to be with other Christians around the world at this retreat, who truly care about responding to trauma in a compassionate way by teaching spiritual practices to help with grounding and healing.”

Join us for the next RESILIENCE conference on September 29-30, 2023. Learn more at UpperRoom.org/resilience.