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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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Latest Disciplines Devotions

Where Do I Find You? - September 28, 2022

September 28, 2022

The psalmist is bitter and angry. When the words start to flow, giving expression to his inner hurt, they come out filled with wrath. Perhaps you have found the words you...

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Where Do I Find You? - September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

My therapist starts each session by asking the same question: “Where do I find you?” The first time I went to see her, the question annoyed me. If everything had been...

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Where Do I Find You? - September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Our readings from Lamentations and the Psalms reflect on the same historical events from two different perspectives. The Babylonian Empire conquered Judah, leaving the capital city of Jerusalem desolate and in...

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God's Story of Abundant Life - September 25, 2022

September 25, 2022

Many of us connect eternal life with life after death, something that happens after we die. Paul offers a powerful vision of eternal life now: a life rooted in gentleness, love,...

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God's Story of Abundant Life - September 24, 2022

September 24, 2022

Lately for me, abundant life has meant taking refuge under God’s wings. Here I can completely lay down any illusion that I can fix whatever is wrong. Over the last eight...

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God's Story of Abundant Life - September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

In Psalm 91, the psalmist runs to God for refuge from danger and destruction. I don’t hear the word refuge much these days. It’s not really American to want to take...

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God's Story of Abundant Life - September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Jesus offers a rare and shocking picture of God’s keeping score with Lazarus and the rich man. Jesus usually presents God as generous and forgiving. Just one chapter earlier (see Luke...

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God's Story of Abundant Life - September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

God asks Jeremiah to do this seemingly crazy thing—buy property in a land that is being conquered by a foreign enemy. Just as his people are taken captive into Babylon, Jeremiah...

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God's Story of Abundant Life - September 20, 2022

September 20, 2022

The story of Lazarus and the rich man is a warning about getting so caught up in our own ideas of success that we miss out on the real story of...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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