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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

Called in the Sight of God - January 18, 2020

January 18, 2020

Two years ago I was diagnosed with a severe infection. It took me over six moths to recover fully. When I was in the hospital, the nights were long and lonely....

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Called in the Sight of God - January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

Jesus notices the two disciples following him and asks, “What are you looking for?” It is a pivotal question in any encounter. It opens up the possibility for dialogue. We learn...

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Called in the Sight of God - January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

When I was a child, I would wait with great expectation at the end of the sidewalk in the front of my house. I was waiting for my dad to come...

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Called in the Sight of God - January 15, 2020

January 15, 2020

One Sunday when I was a child, the pastor of my church announced that a missionary would be visiting us. She was a professor in India. I asked my mother two...

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Called in the Sight of God - January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020

Yesterday we reflected on Isaiah’s prophecy of a Servant whom God sends to live among a people who have experienced disorientation and exile. We learn in verse 4 that this prophecy...

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Called in the Sight of God - January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

One crisp wintry day when I was a young girl, I decided to go for a walk after school. Shortly after I started my walk, snow began to fall. Within a...

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Jesus’ Baptism and Ours - January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020

As early as the third century ce, Christians in the East celebrated January 6 as the date of Jesus’ baptism. In time that celebration joined Easter and Pentecost as one of...

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Jesus’ Baptism and Ours - January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

No one knows the boundlessness of God’s grace better than the apostle Paul. He knows it experientially through what he has done and what he has become. According to Luke, those...

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Jesus’ Baptism and Ours - January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

All of us experience darkness at some time in our lives. One of my moments stands stark in my memory. My wife of sixty-one years died May 17, 2018, after a...

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