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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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An Easter People - April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

On this second day of the Easter season, we read the opening verses of First John, a letter sent to a congregation of the early church. For this early community, the...

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In the Leaving, Love - April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018

You would give anything to hear his voice again: the way his words resonated in your chest, your heart; the timbre of his laughter; how he would, in the most ordinary...

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In the Leaving, Love - March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018

You wake, and the awful wave of remembering washes over you. It is as if it has happened all over again: the dying, the loss, the utter and unfathomable goneness of...

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In the Leaving, Love - March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018

Waiting. Keeping watch. In the hours and minutes and moments of his dying, breathing with him, breathing for him, every breath catching in your throat and rattling through your breaking heart,...

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In the Leaving, Love - March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

We press deeper into Holy Week, and the momentum grows. There is no stopping the events that will unfold from here. But lest we rush toward what lies ahead, a table...

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In the Leaving, Love - March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

Letting go, giving in, falling into the mystery. This is not easy, especially when the mystery becomes painful. Several years ago, my husband, Gary, died after developing complications during what we...

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In the Leaving, Love - March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

Even as he prepares to leave this world, Jesus retains a passionate interest in it. He does not consider this life a mere prelude to heaven. He wants us to perceive...

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In the Leaving, Love - March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

Today reminds me how much the season of Lent resembles the season of Advent. Waiting, preparation, anticipation; living in the now and the not yet; the call to recognize God in...

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Who Is This King of Glory? - March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018

As Jesus enters Jerusalem with friends and followers waving palms, not swords, we see again into the heart of God. A significant detail (often overlooked) noted by Matthew, Mark, and Luke...

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Who Is This King of Glory? - March 24, 2018

March 24, 2018

Today’s passages again invite us to a blended vision: the struggle and agony of Psalm 31 and the exultation of Philippians. How can both be true? The God we see through...

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