Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Attitude of Gratitude – November 28, 2014
    Today’s Reflection “The sacrifice that honors me is a thankful heart” (Psalm 50:23a, CEV) I TRULY ENJOY serving people in impoverished communities. In fact, I wrote this devotion on my way home from M …
  • Gratitude – November 27, 2014
    Today’s Reflection OUR FIRST RESPONSE IS GRATITUDE. We thank God for such generous and nourishing gifts. Giving thanks opens our eyes to our connections to others. We see that we cannot thank God for …
  • My Morning Prayer – November 26, 2014
    Today’s Reflection EVERY MORNING, I give thanks for all God has given me – for my bed, my breakfast, my cup of tea from my leaf-shaped teapot. But as I pray, I know that beyond my home, beyond my coun …
  • Care for the Stranger – November 25, 2014
    Today’s Reflection Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you.–Romans 15:7 ONCE IN A WHILE we are privileged to meet someone who lives by that golden rule – who gives with the sam …
  • Being Truly Present – November 24, 2014
    Today’s Reflection BEING TRULY PRESENT to the person before us is also a discipline, a spiritual practice. Often we are tired, in a hurry, worried about meeting a deadline at work, or perhaps distract …