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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

January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

Psalm 19 has three sections. “The heavens declare the glory of God” begins the first section and concludes with verse 6 concerning the revelation of Creator God in the midst of...

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January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

The psalmist calls us to join with all creation in praise of God: “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” The opening verses of...

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January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

As a result of their time together in the reading and hearing of God’s word, the people develop a clearer perception of God’s will for their lives. They come with reverence,...

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January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

With the renewal of the city, the people delight in hearing God’s law read aloud. They realize that God’s hand has been instrumental in the events that have led to their...

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January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016

With the blessing of Artaxerxes, the king of Persia, Nehemiah returns to help rebuild and repopulate Jerusalem. Those left in Jerusalem (a majority of the population having been in exile for...

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January 17, 2016

January 17, 2016

As the number of people gifted with many years increases, those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia also increase. Such suffering often precipitates a crisis of faith in...

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January 16, 2016

January 16, 2016

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent. . . . I will not rest.” Isaiah’s vision of God’s kingdom (“kin-dom”) continues to inspire. In Luke 4:16-21 Jesus announces his own...

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January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

How can we apply Isaiah’s message to our lives when looking for an answer to the question, “What concern is that to you and to me?” This passage clearly states the...

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January 14, 2016

January 14, 2016

When we are trying to decide how to respond to a given life situation, do we base our decision on our understanding of God’s will for our lives or on some...

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January 13, 2016

January 13, 2016

Knowing our spiritual gifts allows us to answer the question, “Of what concern is that to me?” As a spiritual director I frequently encounter people trying to discern God’s call—from young...

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