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The Upper Room magazine's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

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August 17, 2018

Preaching the Gospel

At one time during my childhood, my mom was my Sunday school teacher. She suggested we think of ourselves as a mirror, reflecting Christ’s love to others through our actions. For...

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August 16, 2018

Our Foundation

During a hurricane several years ago, our home was flooded. After that experience, and because we live on a tidal creek, we decided to raise our house to prevent damage from...

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August 15, 2018

God Is Listening

In my early days as a Christian, I struggled to understand the importance of prayer. I didn’t see the point, and because of that my spiritual growth suffered. Over time, I...

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August 14, 2018

The Elephant in the 
Offering Plate

The organist played and everyone stood to sing. The ushers processed slowly to the front of the church, carrying the offering plates. Everything was just as it should be except one...

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August 13, 2018

The Gift of Prayer

My husband, Milt, had recently returned from a men’s retreat, and when I walked into the living room I expected to see him sitting in his comfortable recliner. But I was...

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August 12, 2018

Humble Hearts

Years ago the pastor at a men’s retreat encouraged us to kneel in prayer to practice humility before God. This posture was new to me, but I knelt beside other men...

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August 11, 2018

Enough for All

It was my turn to help with the Saturday lunch ministry at church, and it was evident we were going to have a full house that day. A fellow volunteer looked...

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August 10, 2018

God, My Shelter

Some years ago, my brother-in-law Einar and I were hiking in the highlands of eastern Norway. We carried food, water, and coffee as we walked along the tracks in an area...

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August 9, 2018

God’s Plan

The summer after my junior year in high school I went to a church camp as I had done every summer. I was feeling overwhelmed because I needed to figure out...

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Meet people where they are . . .

“The Upper Room, like the local church, yearns to meet people where they are. And we are particularly keen to encourage spiritual leaders who are seeking nurture and care as they lead others on the path that leads to life.” Read more.