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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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February 28, 2017

Shine Like Stars

My church has offered our members a course that encourages us and equips us to share our faith with our friends and neighbors. I usually avoid situations where I need to...

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February 27, 2017

Dancing Lament

I teach a dance class each week in which we move our 
bodies in different ways to express emotions, including 
negative ones. We bring 
our hands high above our heads and...

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February 26, 2017

Renewed Day-by-Day

I struggle with an illness that saps my strength and energy. As a result, I have difficulty getting myself out of bed in the morning. A friend sent me a picture...

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February 25, 2017

Still Here?

As a child, I would pore over maps, all the while fantasizing about packing a suitcase and exploring the world. In high school, my plan of action was simple: to become...

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February 24, 2017

Walk the Talk

Hebrews 11 is often referred to as “Faith’s Hall of Fame” because it lists people who fulfilled what God asked them to do. One example is Abraham, who obeyed God's call...

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February 23, 2017

Love Your Neighbor

I have been a regular reader of The Upper Room for over eight years. I feel comforted and strengthened in my faith by reserving 30 minutes of my day to pray,...

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February 22, 2017

The Prayers of Many People

Recently my wife, Joyce, went through a difficult time 
with serious health issues. We made a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to deal with one specific health 
concern....

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February 21, 2017

The Father’s Business

While reading about the prophet Anna in Luke’s Gospel, I felt guilty. A widow, Anna “did not depart from the temple, but served God with 
fastings and prayers night and day.”...

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February 20, 2017

Waiting for the Lord

David, the presumed author of Psalm 27, had adversaries intent on taking his life; yet he proclaimed that the Lord was his light, his salvation, and his stronghold. I do not...

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February 19, 2017

Never Off Duty

Recently I met my son, James, for lunch. To my surprise, he insisted on paying for my meal, saying, “Give the money to someone who really needs it.” After lunch we...

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