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The Upper Room Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of devotions by a single author on a particular theme.

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The Quest for Wisdom - August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018

We could paraphrase many of our prayers in this way: “God, get down here and fix it.” We commonly plead for God to end our pain, suffering, conflict, or threat from...

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The Quest for Wisdom - August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018

Solomon follows his father’s instructions with one notable exception—King Solomon offers sacrifices and incense in the high places. In most biblical contexts, such sacrifices were not acceptable, but here Solomon takes...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

There is a phenomenon among babies and infants called “failure to thrive.” This may happen when newborns or infants have their physical needs met but do not respond normally. Sometimes the...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 11, 2018

August 11, 2018

There is a phenomenon among babies and infants called “failure to thrive.” This may happen when newborns or infants have their physical needs met but do not respond normally. Sometimes the...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018

In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul offers sound advice on how to oil the wheels of human community. It sounds much like my insistence to my daughters when...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018

The situation kept deteriorating. Pastor Seth accepted this call to ministry two years ago, trusting his skills could meet the congregation’s needs. A few members were still upset over the departure...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018

King David was known for many things, including being a poet and songwriter. Though David’s life belies such pronouncements as “I will bless the Lord at all times,” or “Let the...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018

King David tries to protect his son on the battlefield, but his plans are thwarted in the heat of battle. When messengers tell King David about the defeat of his enemies,...

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Transitions and Transformations - August 6, 2018

August 6, 2018

Absalom’s life seems to consist of one crisis after another, many brought about by his own decisions. We would expect his father, King David, to use the battlefield as a way...

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