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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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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 8, 2017

January 8, 2017

Has anyone ever told you they are proud of you? My parents did a good job of modeling this behavior over the years. Even now in my adulthood they tell me...

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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 7, 2017

January 7, 2017

We can hear the majesty of God’s voice no matter the volume, but we must be willing to listen. During one of the loudest, most stressful, and chaotic moments of my...

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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 6, 2017

January 6, 2017

Epiphany concludes the Christmas season on the Christian calendar. The word epiphany means to “show” or “reveal.” As the magi brought gifts revealing and celebrating Jesus, the season of Epiphany reminds...

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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017

Paul is privy to a secret! And while the secret has been around for time eternal, only within the present age has the secret been made known; “it has now been...

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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

Leading others to listen with their bodies by using the tools of spiritual direction and yoga has given me the opportunity to work with individuals of various religious backgrounds, ages, shapes,...

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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

God longs to offer us peace, but we must listen. Pause for a moment and listen. What do you hear? If scripture included sound effects, the voice of the Lord in...

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Sensing the Sacred in a New Year - January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017

The start of a new year provides an opportunity for new beginnings—new calendar pages, new food plans, new exercise routines, new budgeting goals. Many of us embrace a fairly common practice...

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The Lord Provides - January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

The time has come again, as old has gone and new has arrived. Some of us pray that this year will not be like the last, remembering only the pains, struggles,...

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The Lord Provides - December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016

My youth minister strummed his guitar and sang his own lyrics, “The sun burst orange-yellow-red, lighting caverns in my head.” When I watch sunrises and sunsets those words often slip into...

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The Lord Provides - December 30, 2016

December 30, 2016

All creation has gifts to offer when it comes to beauty and wonder, but I believe the American West has a unique beauty. I can ride through the expanses of Kansas...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.