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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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Love Is Born - December 31, 2017

December 31, 2017

As a servant to a faith community, I have the privilege of presiding at the sacraments that commemorate events across the span of life. I am there for baptisms, confirmations, weddings,...

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Love Is Born - December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

Sing to the Lord a new song because of the marvelous things God has done. God has vindicated the people. The psalmist calls the whole earth to make a joyful noise...

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Love Is Born - December 29, 2017

December 29, 2017

It is audacious and prophetic to declare peace in hard times. Like the feet of the messenger in this passage, we find that the miracle of the peace given to us...

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Love Is Born - December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017

New beginnings fill our lives—some long-awaited, some carefully planned. Others emerge from the routine of ordinary life like in today’s reading. A look at the calendar tells Mary and Joseph that...

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Love Is Born - December 27, 2017

December 27, 2017

Even as the apostle Paul exhorts his readers in first-century Galatia to remember the adoption of God that envelops all hurts and abandonments, we bear witness to the truth that no...

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Love Is Born - December 26, 2017

December 26, 2017

Glory to God in the highest,” proclaim the angels at Jesus’ birth. Birth is always a miraculous event, a happening that evokes praise for our Creator and brings forth new life....

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Love Is Born - December 25, 2017

December 25, 2017

The Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up.” Every Christmas morning for the past twenty-five years I have sprung up out of my bed to celebrate with children...

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Imagine! - December 24, 2017

December 24, 2017

The stable has always intrigued me. Not the shepherds and wise men, so-called. Not Joseph and Mary. But the stable. The idea of it. The feel of it. The smell of...

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Imagine! - December 23, 2017

December 23, 2017

Every parent who has been present at their child’s birth will tell a variation on the same experience: the most amazing thing ever! Words cannot contain the range of emotion. I...

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Imagine! - December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

I live in midtown Manhattan amid a forest of tall buildings— with many more under construction. Wandering among these massive structures, some with impressive cranes pricking the sky, can make a...

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