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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

The Embodiment of Faith - September 8, 2023

September 8, 2023

Reds and yellows, oranges and pinks all come to together in an array of beauty as the leaves change colors in autumn. Each leaf adds a shade and a shadow. This...

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The Embodiment of Faith - September 7, 2023

September 7, 2023

Food is my favorite thing in the world. My earliest memories of my grandmother are connected with biscuits baking, collards bubbling on the stove, and big egg-filled breakfasts that we’d eat...

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The Embodiment of Faith - September 6, 2023

September 6, 2023

The popular children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood created a space where everyone felt like a neighbor. Fred Rogers walked with us as we entered his home and his make-believe world...

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The Embodiment of Faith - September 5, 2023

September 5, 2023

Even great singers have performance anxiety sometimes. Behind the safety of the walls of a studio, their voices are unhindered and soar with melody and harmony. But when the crowds show...

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The Embodiment of Faith - September 4, 2023

September 4, 2023

Every year I find myself experiencing moments of passing: seasons, loved ones, celestial bodies, relationships. Marking these moments has manifested in the literal marking of my own body. Tattoos are sprinkled...

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Trust in Action - September 3, 2023

September 3, 2023

Sunday is for joy! This passage tells us to praise God by remembering all the things God has done. The psalm recalls specific stories in detail so that their memory continues...

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Trust in Action - September 2, 2023

September 2, 2023

“Bless those who persecute you.” The Common English Bible translation says, “those who harass you.” In our day-to-day lives we might recognize feeling harassed. Blessing others while being harassed by them...

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Trust in Action - September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

In today’s reading, it sounds as though the apostle Paul is setting high expectations for what members of the body of Christ should strive to do daily as we live our...

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Trust in Action - August 31, 2023

August 31, 2023

Moses has placed himself at the edge of a wilderness that was also the edge of the holy mountain—both places where one might meet God. But that doesn’t mean that Moses...

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Trust in Action - August 30, 2023

August 30, 2023

Jesus says, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” It is easy to minimize or trivialize this invitation, as...

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