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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


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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May 3, 2017

The Wind at Your Back

I once told someone about my struggles with a habitual sin. I asked for advice and support. The response was, 
“Well, if you’re a Christian, you shouldn’t have any trouble controlling...

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May 2, 2017

Every Believer’s Call

As an Upper Room intern who is blind, I have shared laughter and tears with our Braille readers. While I initially contacted them about subscriptions, together we found an unbreakable bond...

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May 1, 2017

Family Faith

I became the first Christian in my family, and the joy I found in Jesus Christ led me to speak the good news. But I was rejected by my own family....

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April 30, 2017

diamonds in the Rough

One misty, gray morning I went walking with my children just as the rain stopped. We passed an ugly, bare field of roughly mown stubble. Returning some time later, however, we...

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April 29, 2017

Prayer: A Gift of Love

During our weekly Bible study at church, one of the 
members, Edie, asked if anyone would be interested in 
coming to the prayer group next week. I never gave much thought...

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April 28, 2017

Flaws and All

When I was a freshman in high school, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. For over two years, I despised my body. In this state it was impossible for me...

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April 27, 2017

Where Is My Focus?

During a period of time in my life I felt everything was going wrong. I became depressed and felt hopeless. God and God’s love for me seemed far away. I felt...

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Today we invite you to read this Advent Benediction. Read more...