Today, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. In simpler times we might imagine a multi-generational family enjoying a feast from the harvest. Throughout the country today, families gather enjoying each other, turkey dinners, naps, and for one day, maybe sharing a tradition as a farm family might have done years ago. It is ...read more
Hello Upper Room readers. I want to introduce myself. For many years I was the director of publishing for The Upper Room, so my name appeared in the front of the daily devotional guide. Now I am retired, and the only way my name can appear in the magazine is ...read more
At the time of writing this meditation, I had started praying that God would give me an appetite for the Word, and that I would grow in my faith. All glory to God for granting the desire of my heart! I started reading the Bible wanting to learn what God ...read more
The value of doing little things to draw near to God is found also in service activities. Here is a picture of me with two grand daughters and a close friend holding up our harvest of picking blueberries. I am the tall guy ...
"Ogún ọmọdé kìí ṣeré ogún ọdún.”
This is a Yoruba proverb which translated into English says, “Twenty children cannot play together for twenty years.” But what does it mean? The Yoruba people are native to the country of Nigeria, West Africa where I was born and spent my ...