Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Love Everlasting – August 21, 2019
    Today’s Reflection I LOVE REMBRANDT’S painting The Return of the Prodigal Son. The father holds his child, touches his child, and says, “You are my beloved. I’m not going to ask you any questions. Whe …
  • Caring in Times of Sickness – August 20, 2019
    Today’s Reflection CRITICALLY ILL PEOPLE may experience receiving care as a huge relief. But most people, plunged into this world of receiving care, would say it is so difficult to let go, admit to ne …
  • Caregiving as Presence – August 19, 2019
    Today’s Reflection HOW DO YOU AND I, beloved daughters and sons of God, become more open to the world of those who are broken and powerless? How, with all we have to do, can we enter with them into a …
  • Grandparenting as a Gift – August 18, 2019
    Today’s Reflection IN OUR FAMILY I always asked my mother to tell about when she was young and often drove my grandfather’s car for him. He was a minister of a rural church, and in the afternoons went …
  • Passionate Persistence – August 17, 2019
    Today’s Reflection NOT QUITE 80, John could have been a poster boy for active older adults. Everyone in his independent living facility admired him. He was strong, intelligent, and full of energy. A r …