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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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Between Fear and Faith - June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019

At least Elijah wasn’t just running away. At least he wound up in the place we all do eventually when we’ve lost our own sense of faith or direction—in the presence...

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Between Fear and Faith - June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019

If you listen closely, you can almost hear Elijah whispering these words. Can you imagine him sprawling under a bush or wandering on his forty-day and -night journey to Horeb going...

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Between Fear and Faith - June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

It’s disappointing, isn’t it? The way that Elijah flees from Jezebel. The way he seems to believe his life may really be in her hands and not God’s. Hasn’t he seen...

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God Delights in You! - June 16, 2019

June 16, 2019

Today is Trinity Sunday. The Holy Trinity is Christianity’s most distinctive offering to religion about the nature and activity of God. We struggle to explain the doctrine fully, but God reveals...

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God Delights in You! - June 15, 2019

June 15, 2019

We ended yesterday’s reading thinking about the Holy Spirit, and we pick right back up with the Spirit today. The Gospel lesson for this week falls within the larger context of...

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God Delights in You! - June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

When we experience the peace that comes in knowing God delights in us, we have a place to stand for facing all life’s adversities. We can find strength in knowing God’s...

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God Delights in You! - June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

When I was a child, one of my favorite toys was a small snow globe. When I shook it, the snowflakes swirled around so much that they nearly hid from view...

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God Delights in You! - June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

In verse 4, the psalmist ponders why God would even pay attention to us. Out of genuine appreciation for God’s attention, the psalmist poses a staggering answer: We are only “a...

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God Delights in You! - June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019

For every negative word spoken to us, it takes many more positive words to compensate for the pain. Words that hurt do great damage and last a long time despite any...

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