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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

God Is Present Even in Suffering - September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

A college student once told me that he had undergone a certain rite of passage. “Now that I’m old enough, my mom is sharing all the family secrets with me,” he...

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 26, 2021

September 26, 2021

Jesus loves us fiercely. God hears the cries of the brokenhearted and of those whose voices have been silenced. God feels the pain of those who are being rejected and forgotten....

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 25, 2021

September 25, 2021

One of the great joys I experienced during the three years I served as a chaplain with the YMCA was the opportunity to work alongside spiritual leaders from many denominations and...

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021

My grandmother Lester was a woman of prayer. She included a saying in her prayers that family members have continued throughout the years: “This is what we’re praying for, and now...

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

Something beautiful happens when people come together to pray. In moments of gratitude and joy, it is easy to sing praises. And in moments of seeking or sorrow or struggle, our...

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021

Do you ever find yourself desperately praying for help? Do you ever feel like you need God to be on your side or you simply won’t survive? David served as the...

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

I am encouraged when people share their everyday experiences of God. I think of these as glory sightings—the simple and powerful ways people have seen or experienced God at work in...

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Jesus Is an Experience - September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

There may be no moment that requires as much humility and vulnerability as the moments we realize the choice we have to make may cost us more than we would ever...

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Walking in Spiritual Wisdom - September 19, 2021

September 19, 2021

James argues that when we experience envy and self-centeredness in our hearts, we should not be boastful by lying to ourselves about it. James seems to assume that there will be...

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Walking in Spiritual Wisdom - September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021

I work daily with people who face difficult decisions about how to cope with family conflicts, depression and anxiety, eating concerns, and career obstacles. When we look for God’s guidance, we...

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