Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Sand in My Shoes – July 27, 2016
    Today’s Reflection IT WAS A WINDY DAY at the beach. Gusts blew tiny grains of sand everywhere – between the pages of the book, into the fresh lemonade, around the tangles of my hair. Sand is messy. St …
  • Closer to God – July 26, 2016
    Today’s Reflection Chronic Faith EVERYONE FACES TIMES when they are lost, confused, and scared. That time for me is most of the time. I have Crohn’s disease, a disease that causes my immune system to …
  • God’s Goodness, All Around Us – July 25, 2016
    Today’s Reflection Watched Over Through the Night OMNIPOTENT GOD, while we sleep, your work in the world and in our lives continues. In the stillness of the night, without fanfare or fireworks, your c …
  • The Christian Life as a Journey – July 24, 2016
    Today’s Reflection I CAN UNDERSTAND why Christian spirituality is often described as a journey rather than a destination. The spiritual life is characterized by movement and discovery, challenge and c …
  • Keep Praying – July 23, 2016
    Today’s Reflection LONG AGO the prophet Jeremiah asked, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?” (Jeremiah 8:22). He wrote his lament when his nation was suffering greatly. Jeremiah’ …