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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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Search after Freedom - September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019

Money plays a large role in the lives of most people in the Western world. The contrast looms between the affluent person who needs to decide how to spend or invest...

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Search after Freedom - September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019

Unemployment is a problem in many countries. I have known persons who have been retrenched, and I have seen its difficult effects. Many persons face crises about their worth and about...

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Search after Freedom - September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

A testimony given by the leader of a Lay Witness Mission team held the congregation spellbound. As he finished speaking, people were invited to come forward and commit their lives to...

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Search after Freedom - September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

The church my wife and I attend has a large candle on the Communion table that the pastor lights at every worship service before announcing a particular subject for prayer. The...

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Search after Freedom - September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019

I write today’s meditation on a South African public holiday known as “Women’s Day.” As I write, people march in one of our major cities against the abuse of women and...

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Search after Freedom - September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

A church building in the center of a South African city had to be pulled down because its structure had become unsafe. It was a sad day, as countless preachers had...

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Search after Freedom - September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

There is a continual search after freedom of one kind or another throughout the world. In South Africa, the long search after political freedom eventually came in 1994. On April 27,...

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Returning to God - September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019

Recently, I visited Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is one of the United Methodist Church’s historically black universities. There, in the middle of campus, I found this epigraph written...

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Returning to God - September 14, 2019

September 14, 2019

The theme of this week is “Returning to God.” With such a theme, we can’t help but think of death. Even though death is so close to us with reports of...

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Looking to God for Strength

"How many times do we get stuck looking at people getting under our skin or at all that is wrong instead of looking to God for strength?" Read more.