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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 
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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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February 18, 2017

Blessed Assurance

My good friend Glenn had been diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for chemotherapy treatments. As I drove to visit him, I wondered how the visit would go. I have made other...

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February 17, 2017

God’s Gifts

My sister, Bev, is a retired English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and I am a retired nurse. We have recently 
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February 16, 2017

God is Watching

Thirteen years ago, I suffered a severe stroke. I was only 52 and in good health. This brain stem stroke left me totally paralyzed from the neck down, without the ability...

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An Anchor to Hold

“One of the most pressing spiritual needs of our service men and women is to have a sense of rootedness whether at home or in combat, . . . an anchor to hold on to when everything is going to pieces.” Support The Upper Room Chaplains' Ministry.