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The Exchanged Life

By Brother Brian Shimer Have you ever had the experience of being bowled over? Not literally thrown off your feet, but spiritually, emotionally brought alive, shaken from one place to another, having your eyes opened to what was always there but never seen? Perhaps it happened in an especially moving worship setting, or under great […]

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Now is the Time to Turn to God

By Brother Doug Ruffle Author’s note:  I was asked by staff of The Upper Room to record a short video in Spanish for their weekly broadcast, which is produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The following is an English language rendering of the video script. “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for […]

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WAY

By Brian Shiner I wrote a good friend who always chooses a “word for the year”. She shared that her word for 2024 is “Seek”. She wrote me this: “I need to seek what the Lord has for me next; to seek to understand; to seek to be empathetic, etc. Hummingbirds are my reminder to […]

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Rhythm

by Brother Matt Henson(During the month of January, the focus of the devotions will be on a Word for the Year. Different authors will provide a word they are focused on for 2024.) One of the blessings of traveling in ministry is experiencing the variety of daily schedules set forth at different camps, conferences, retreats, and […]

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Daily

Written by Gary Wheeler January 8, 2024 Between Christmas and New Year, I stayed home and did not go to the church. I was exhausted and needed a few days to recharge. I didn’t work on my next book or write a sermon or do anything with ministry. Instead, I read a few books and […]

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Word of the Year 2024

Written by Matthew Henson In the village of Sobier in Haiti, a person can stand at the edge of the village and look down on the greenish-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The beauty of the refreshing waters invites us to make the trek from the village down to the water. It is about a […]

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Christ Candle

Written By Matthew Henson Read Luke 2:1-20 For many years in the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s, my dad sang in a Gospel Group with a gifted pianist and song writer named Juanita Atkinson. She wrote a song that spoke to the ongoing battle between the materialism of the season and the real […]

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Love…

by Brother Brian Shimer Pray together — Lord Jesus, born at Christmas we offer today’s devotional time to you. Come join our family circle. Meet us in our thoughts, prayers, discussions. And help us draw closer to you in order for us to become more and more like you. Indeed, may our living lives look […]

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Great Joy Devotional

By Brother Wade Paschal Great Joy Devotional READ Luke 2:9-11 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (ESV). […]

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Peace Advent Devotion

By Matthew Henson Light the First and Second Advent candle   Read John 14:25-27, “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to […]

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