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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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The Everyday and the Holy - July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018

In the first five chapters of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ ministry consists of preaching the gospel of repentance for forgiveness of sins, performing miracles of healing, and casting out demons. Here, for...

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The Everyday and the Holy - July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

All too often people have trouble perceiving brilliance in ordinary people and everyday situations. We get in ruts in the way we think about people. “I know that man. He’s just...

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The Everyday and the Holy - July 4, 2018

July 4, 2018

The city of God, Jerusalem, and the Temple are inextricably connected in the minds of the people of Israel. Some beauty of the city emanates from the wondrous reality that God...

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The Everyday and the Holy - July 3, 2018

July 3, 2018

The moods of Psalm 48 are like a sandwich. The opening and closing verses resound with joy and exultation, while verses 4-7 describe astonishment, panic, and trembling. The source of these...

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The Everyday and the Holy - July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018

In David’s time, shepherding was an everyday task. Even children were charged with tending sheep and goats, and David himself had been a shepherd as a child. When the leaders of...

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Waiting with Hope - July 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

The miracles that we expect from God in our lives do not always come according to our timing, nor do they always look like we want them to. How often do...

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Waiting with Hope - June 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

When I consider Jesus’ miracles, a single word comes to mind: resolve. Most of the people who received miracles in their lives decided to leave their homes and come to Jesus....

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Waiting with Hope - June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

Have you ever experienced an initial burst of enthusiasm about a project, gotten a good start, and then stopped along the way and wanted to give up? Sometimes we find ourselves...

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Waiting with Hope - June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018

The apostle Paul begins this chapter by talking about the Macedonian offering for the poor in Jerusalem. The Macedonian churches of Philippi and Thessalonica have eagerly responded to the invitation to...

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Waiting with Hope - June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018

We do not always wait with hope. Often we wait for something, but our unbelief does not allow for hope. The psalmist hopes, since the word of God does not fail....

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For kids who love God

Dear Ms. Gilliam, 

I am writing to let you know how much I enjoy reading Pockets. I especially like that it is for kids who love God. My favorite part is that it teaches kids about God. I have shared some of my magazines with my friends. I hope Pockets will be published for many more years. I am home-schooled and enjoy Pockets during my activity time.

Sincerely yours,

Abbey