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About Disciplines

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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Teach Me Your Way, O Lord - October 15, 2016

October 15, 2016

I sometimes forget stuff: names I know as well as my own, things I remembered an hour ago, where I put my keys or what I set on top of them! But...

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Teach Me Your Way, O Lord - October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

Timothy is blessed by the many people and avenues that have nurtured his faith: the teachings of his mother and grandmother and his own reading and study of scripture. His soul...

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Teach Me Your Way, O Lord - October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

The Lord makes the Israelites the offer of a lifetime—even better than a clean chalkboard or dry-erase board! No matter how hard you work to clean those surfaces, you can still...

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Teach Me Your Way, O Lord - October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

Our society trains us to expect immediate gratification. Crisp photos and videos appear immediately on multitasking phones we carry faithfully. We have thousands of songs or dozens of movies and television...

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Teach Me Your Way, O Lord - October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016

Walking the cookbook or diet book aisles of a bookstore overwhelms me with the myriad choices, all claiming to be the best. Each author makes his or her case for eating...

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October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016

As a child, Timothy learned more than rote words of scripture. The words came to life as he heard the stories of how those words sustained his grandmother, Lois, during the...

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Joy and Obedience - October 9, 2016

October 9, 2016

As an adult I found myself intrigued by the Harry Potter series. In it, witches or wizards whose parents are Muggles (ordinary people) are a genetic phenomenon. The series carries a...

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Joy and Obedience - October 8, 2016

October 8, 2016

Each week, my church engages in the practice of sharing joys and concerns. Sharing details of our lives before the community of faith allows church members to get to know one...

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Joy and Obedience - October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016

Sunny blue skies, hot chocolate on a cold day, fresh flowers, fireworks, babies—all these things bring me joy. It comes to me in a burst of energy, gratitude, and happiness that...

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Joy and Obedience - October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

Paul clearly evidences God’s power. Sometimes when I read his letters, I picture myself next to him, chained to the stone wall of a small, dark cell. I can feel despair...

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Ponder

Today, we invite you to pause on the word "Ponder."

Before going to bed tonight, take a few minutes to ponder the events of the day. Read more...