A Poem from Today's Devotional Author, Sharon Brani

by Upper Room Editorial on Saturday, October 03, 2015

I am a new contributor to Upper Room and am grateful to encourage and inspire readers in their spiritual journey.
Fear chases relentlessly
but faith runs faster.
Fear taunts and teases
especially in the dark
but faith sings songs of deliverance
and ...

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More about Margaret Gillikin

by Upper Room Editorial on Thursday, October 01, 2015

Over the years I’ve learned that lots of folks struggle with the expression of emotions. Culturally, we have many rules about this. We shame people for tears saying, “Don’t be such a cry-baby!” We curtail others’ grief, grumpily wondering when a colleague is going to “get back to normal” after ...

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Faith and Worldliness

by Upper Room Editorial on Monday, September 28, 2015

I love backpacking.

If you had told me 20 years ago that those words would escape from my mouth, I would have thought you had mistaken me for someone else. But I am married to a guy who loves the great outdoors, and ...

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More about Beth Palm's Story

by Upper Room Editorial on Thursday, September 24, 2015

My daughter was a sophomore when I wrote about caring for her after her concussion. Since that time, she completed sophomore year with academic success and looked forward to her junior year as a fresh start. Much of the rest of her sophomore year was a struggle with homework on ...

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What Did You Do Today?

by Upper Room Editorial on Sunday, September 20, 2015

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 (KJV)

For the past several years I have kept a journal. Each night before going to bed, I like to sit for a few quiet moments, review my day’s thoughts and ...

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Old Friends

by Upper Room Editorial on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I’m new to the family of Upper Room contributors and both surprised and delighted to be here.

A sign in my home reads, “It takes a long time to grow old friends.” My husband and I qualify as old friends. Because ...

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The Blessing of Work

by Upper Room Editorial on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I believe attitude is a key to blessing in our work. The thought for the day given with this meditation is, “Today I will enjoy my work as a gift from God." I must admit that for a good part of my life I have not started my day with ...

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