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February 12, 2017

Leaving the Past Behind

I have a habit of living in the past. I find myself wondering how my life would have turned out had I done things differently. What if I had learned to...

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February 11, 2017

Sleeping in Peace

Many years ago I took my children to study in South Africa because my country was consumed by war. I found them a place to stay and found a pastor who...

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February 10, 2017

Staying Connected

I was responsible for maintaining a large aquarium at 
our church. Recently, because of a busy schedule, I became negligent in the regular care of the fish. Many of them had...

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February 9, 2017

Leaning on God

The letter from my friend overseas was painful to read. Her husband had deserted her. They had been married a long time and had teenage children. I reread the letter several...

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February 8, 2017

Serving Quietly

My husband, Bill, is naturally curious and observant, which contributes to his being a quick study. He’s never been afraid to try to fix anything. He fondly recalls working alongside “Uncle”...

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February 7, 2017

SET Free

Israel awaited a messiah that they knew would one 
day come to liberate them. Jesus shocks the people in the synagogue saying, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” In...

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February 6, 2017

Walking With Me

My husband and I are enjoying watching our 11-month-old son, Adam, learn to walk. Every day, we take him by the hand, lift him up, and guide him as he takes...

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February 5, 2017

Listening to God 
or Goliath?

When David fought Goliath, he had a choice. He could believe either the taunts of Goliath or the promises of God. Replying to the Philistine with today’s verse, David chose God...

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February 4, 2017

New Purpose

We were on holiday in York, a beautiful, historic city in Northern England, filled with overhanging Elizabethan 
buildings, Georgian and Victorian houses, medieval 
churches, city walls, and Roman remains. During our...

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February 3, 2017

Three to Thirty

A school nurse approached our church about providing backpacks filled with food items for a few local schools to send home each Friday with students who would likely have nothing to...

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Christ in the Desert

“My daughter found Christ in the desert of Afghanistan because a follower of Christ had this little devotional. What I was not able to do for Megan, Christ did through someone else.” Support The Upper Room Chaplains' Ministry.