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About Disciplines

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

March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016

Jesus experienced all our human emotions. As he moves toward Jerusalem for the last time, he teaches through parables; he heals; he calls to Zacchaeus. Then he sends two disciples to...

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March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.” Wisdom about God comes from the mouth of one who has known distress and despair. The word salvation...

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March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” These daunting words begin the song found in Philippians 2, a song that does not glorify Jesus’ divinity or...

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March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

The psalmist says that his life is “spent with sorrow.” In all likelihood this does not reflect his entire existence; but at this particular moment, his experience is real and seemingly...

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March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

Today’s passage comes from Isaiah’s third servant song. In the servant songs, Israel or the prophet testifies to the calling God has given—the calling to live out and bear witness to...

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March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

The psalmist calls us to thanksgiving for God’s enduring love and faithfulness. Over and over again the psalmist affirms the love of God, God’s hesed, which never lets us go. Praise...

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March 13, 2016

March 13, 2016

The psalmist records a pilgrimage song in Psalm 126: a pilgrimage from desert and wilderness wandering to being a people restored by God’s grace who relish life-giving water. The journey from...

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March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016

Throughout many years of teaching young musicians and working with church choirs, I have always reinforced a theme: Recovery is everything! There is no perfect performance; there is no perfect race....

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March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

When we walk through the darkest days of our lives and we feel there is no hope, we know in our hearts that God has not forsaken us and that Christ...

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March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016

The first time the nearsighted young woman put on glasses, her response was, “Look, those trees over there have leaves too!” Her world greatly changed when everything came into focus. So...

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Patience

"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .