Upper Room author Janice McNair and her siblings.
Recently, I’ve been trying to recall exactly when I originally wrote this meditation. I now play mandolin in a gospel bluegrass band and a church band, but as I look back, I realize at the time the devotional ...
Today’s meditation refers to but one of the many lasting influences made upon my life by that of my mother — it’s critically important that as we pass through our brief time here on earth we focus on those things that really matter. This past October marked the 25th ...read more
Photos from Upper Room author Robert L. Stephens.
1952: My sister, Mary Massie Stephens, our mother, Frances Stephens, and me, age 4. text-align: ...
The letter asking for a sealing of a record remains in my desk drawer. I refer to it many times when attorneys come into my office to ask that I give special attention to their case. They will argue that their client “deserves” a break because they come from ...read more
Since this is the month we Americans celebrate Thanksgiving it seems timely to share about blessings and joy. They seem to go hand in hand. I'm not sure you can have one without the other!
I grew up in a farm home with no electricity and ...
It is a cool crisp bright sunny fall day here in Maryland, as I think about what I will write in these comments. The seasons are changing. My wife picked the last of her tomatoes from the four tomato plants we plating in the spring sunshine. We enjoyed them ...read more