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God's Fingerprints

by Upper Room Editorial on Thursday, July 30, 2015

I’m writing this blog on the occasion of my mother’s 80th birthday—July 13, 2015. It has been a time of reflection for both of us in the months leading up to this date. My mom never thought she would reach 80 because ...

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Focusing on Philippians 4:8

by Upper Room Editorial on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The practice of focusing on the virtues of Philippians 4:8 continues to be a blessing to me. It helps me to both see and think in ways that are more pleasing to God.

When I awake in the morning and think of what day ...

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More about Øystein Brinch

by Upper Room Editorial on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hi everybody!

I am the Norwegian translator and editor of the Upper Room. The Norway edition was established in 1950 – quite shortly after World War II. I was born in 1947 and have been a UMC Minister since 1972. Officially I ...

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Learning How to Be a Good Steward

by Upper Room Editorial on Monday, July 27, 2015

I am deeply grateful to Upper Room Ministries for publishing "A Good Steward" as today’s devotion. I give thanks and praise to God for blessing me with people like Jen who was the “faithful steward” (NIV) in my devotion. My firm belief ...

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Link2Life for July 28, 2015

by Upper Room Administrator on Sunday, July 26, 2015



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Unoffendable

by Upper Room Editorial on Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s a good thing grace is at the core of this thing we call faith, I thought to myself.  

I struggled to worship, even to pray, as I mentally reviewed a list of offenses. An elderly neighbor roared at small children for squealing on ...

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Connecting the Dots to Writing

by Upper Room Editorial on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I greatly disliked writing in school. One of my biggest thrills of graduating was to end all writing assignments. Writing was never suppose to be a part of my life. But then my life took many unplanned paths, turns and detours.

Married and with ...

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