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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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Latest Disciplines Devotions

By Heart - October 5, 2022

October 5, 2022

The news has become predictable. Whatever your news source, chances are you will find expected interpretations of the day’s events. We usually hear what we want to hear from our leaders....

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By Heart - October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

In the movie Groundhog Day, egotistical weatherman Phil Connors heaps snobbish scorn on the people of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, as they celebrate their special day. The next morning, he discovers that he...

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By Heart - October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

In Luke’s world it was a given that having leprosy meant your life was over. You were a kind of walking dead, isolated from your community and a threat to public...

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Where Do I Find You? - October 2, 2022

October 2, 2022

Today is Sunday. Perhaps we will have the opportunity to join our siblings in the faith in a time of worship. Sometimes, when I go to church carrying a burden, it...

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Where Do I Find You? - October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

Having faith does not make life’s problems magically disappear. Who better to testify to this than the apostle Paul? Writing to Timothy, Paul finds himself in prison, reflecting on a life...

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Where Do I Find You? - September 30, 2022

September 30, 2022

How is it going with your journaling, painting, or music? Where is God finding you today? Let’s go back to my therapist. On my way to her office, I often find...

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Where Do I Find You? - September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

The disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith in the same way we might ask a doctor for a vitamin B boost when our bodies feel run down. Did they think...

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Where Do I Find You? - September 28, 2022

September 28, 2022

The psalmist is bitter and angry. When the words start to flow, giving expression to his inner hurt, they come out filled with wrath. Perhaps you have found the words you...

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Where Do I Find You? - September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

My therapist starts each session by asking the same question: “Where do I find you?” The first time I went to see her, the question annoyed me. If everything had been...

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Whitney Simpson offers a wide-open doorway into embodied practice and awakens us to the long-held wisdom of our tradition that our bodies are sacred places where God meets us and dwells. Fully Human, Fully Divine is a true Christmas gift!”


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