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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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God’s New Ways - May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

One January evening, I was finally home after a full day of ministry. My plan was to head to the couch in pajamas with a cup of hot tea. Just as...

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God’s New Ways - May 2, 2024

May 2, 2024

As a Navy Reserve Chaplain, I serve with Sailors and Marines in an environment where words like “victory” and “conquer” are frequently used. So, when 1 John 5 uses “victory” and...

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God’s New Ways - May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

I remember how difficult it was to sing over web-based video conferencing for worship services during the pandemic. The platform is designed to focus on one presenter at a time, so...

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God’s New Ways - April 30, 2024

April 30, 2024

When my family moved to a new state, there was one particularly mundane task that took me a while to complete. The presets on my car radio no longer connected to...

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God’s New Ways - April 29, 2024

April 29, 2024

The larger narrative of Acts 10 is the story of God preparing Peter to be part of the conversion of Cornelius. Peter was in Joppa (see Acts 9:43), while Cornelius was...

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The Word of God Speaks - April 28, 2024

April 28, 2024

Do you ever wake up with a song stuck in your head or in your heart? The old hymn “Abide with Me” has recently lodged itself within me, calling me to...

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The Word of God Speaks - April 27, 2024

April 27, 2024

I think and write a lot about the idea or discipline of abiding. I like that word because it speaks of faithfully remaining and dwelling with something or someone. I struggle...

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The Word of God Speaks - April 26, 2024

April 26, 2024

Fear of any sort can be crippling. Even the natural fear instinct of fight-or-flight restricts and limits us by banishing peace from our minds to push adrenaline into the body, equipping...

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The Word of God Speaks - April 25, 2024

April 25, 2024

My father was a talented singer. When he married my mother in 1952, he sang the 1940s hit “I Love You Truly” as she walked down the aisle. Growing up I...

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The Word of God Speaks - April 24, 2024

April 24, 2024

I was making my way through a labyrinth alone, praising God, grateful for all creation, humbled by the interworking of life with earth, with others, and with the Divine. I sensed...

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