Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • The Importance of Rest – November 20, 2018
    Today’s Reflection I’M LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF REST. If always on the go, I’m exhausted. I need some quiet time. My physical health depends on it. My emotional health depends on slowing down. To de …
  • Prayers of Affirmation – November 19, 2018
    Today’s Reflection THE TERM creatures of habit isn’t just a catchy phrase. Its truth is gaining credence in the world of science as well as in our everyday world of observation. As noted, each time we …
  • The Examen – November 18, 2018
    Today’s Reflection ONE OF THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES I have come to love is the practice of Examen, or a prayerful examination of the day. The practice comes from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a sixteenth-ce …
  • All Are Beloved – November 17, 2018
    Today’s Reflection COMPASSION IS THE VITAL CORE of Christianity. Jesus summed up all of his teachings with the commandment to love God with our entire being, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Tr …
  • Promise-Keeping God – November 16, 2018
    Today’s Reflection THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY REFORMER Martin Luther said that the gospel comes to us in the form of promise: God has acted and will act to save us. The God of the Bible is a promise-makin …