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“Racism is a pervasive spiritual brokenness. It replicates itself like a deadly virus, infecting legions as it rages thr...
06/13/2022

“Racism is a pervasive spiritual brokenness. It replicates itself like a deadly virus, infecting legions as it rages through a body. But not even racism stands up to the Lord’s authority.”

To read more from Patricia Raybon in this week's Disciplines meditations, visit UpperRoom.org/disciplines.

"Acts of generosity and hospitality can never be underestimated for their potential to provide strength and encouragemen...
06/07/2022

"Acts of generosity and hospitality can never be underestimated for their potential to provide strength and encouragement to others, especially when needed most."
Michael W. Waters, Freestyle

#NewEveryMorning | Read more at UpperRoomBooks.com

In this week's Disciplines meditations, Pamela Couture discusses how "God seeks us out; God invites us into relationship...
06/06/2022

In this week's Disciplines meditations, Pamela Couture discusses how "God seeks us out; God invites us into relationship."

Read more at UpperRoom.org/disciplines.

"O Giver of dreams and visions, open my heart to the Spirit’s leading so that I become emboldened to speak your truth in...
06/05/2022
Upper Room Disciplines for June 5th, 2022

"O Giver of dreams and visions, open my heart to the Spirit’s leading so that I become emboldened to speak your truth in love to those who are in special need of it."
Elaine Eberhart, The Upper Room Disciplines

To those gathered in a room on the Day of Pentecost, Peter announces the inauguration of a new age, a transition marked by a mighty wind, by tongues of fire, and most important, by the gift of the Spirit. Peter promises that the Spirit will provide gifts of prophecy, dreams,......

Meditation is a practice growing in popularity. Used to reduce stress and to increase relaxation, meditative practices i...
06/01/2022

Meditation is a practice growing in popularity. Used to reduce stress and to increase relaxation, meditative practices invite us to bring mindful attention to body and breath. But how does meditation fit into Christianity, and how does it differ from prayer?

In our newest eCourse based on the book One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic's Guide to Christian Meditation, author J. Dana Trent reframes meditation for those who are skeptical. Register for the eCourse here: https://urelearning.upperroom.org/p/one-breath-at-a-time?coupon_code=FB

Join us for a free webinar conversation with Dana on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at noon (CDT). Sign up for the webinar here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-iqrTksE9LQjKHKnqeGfANK0e8ooTlU

"The Spirit speaks in a way that we can uniquely hear and understand, calling each of us to partner in the new thing God...
05/30/2022

"The Spirit speaks in a way that we can uniquely hear and understand, calling each of us to partner in the new thing God is doing in our world."
Elaine Eberhart, The Upper Room Disciplines

Read more at UpperRoom.org/disciplines.

"Just as pain and suffering require mystery, so does love. Love, in its simplicity and complexity, somehow covers a mult...
05/25/2022

"Just as pain and suffering require mystery, so does love. Love, in its simplicity and complexity, somehow covers a multitude of sins—ours and everyone else’s. Love allows us the courage to see that we ourselves are a both/and, a beautiful, chaotic mix of goodness and capacity to wound another."
—Beth Taulman Miller, What Loss Can Teach Us

"God longs to be in one-on-one conversation with us. And so God takes the initiative in coming toward us and asking this...
05/20/2022

"God longs to be in one-on-one conversation with us. And so God takes the initiative in coming toward us and asking this question. Think about this for a moment. We are not starting the conversation with God from scratch. God has already begun it. We just need to plug into the conversation that is already going on. One way for us to do this is to respond to this question."
Trevor Hudson, Questions God Asks Us

“Jesus’ peace is the comfort of sitting in silence with a friend. It is the security of knowing that when you are too si...
05/18/2022

“Jesus’ peace is the comfort of sitting in silence with a friend. It is the security of knowing that when you are too sick to get out of bed, there is someone else in the house. It is the reassurance found in holding your mother’s hand while you are in labor: someone else has felt a similar pain and survived; you are not alone.”

To read more from Rose Schrott in this week's Disciplines meditations, visit UpperRoom.org/disciplines.

"A breath prayer is a simple, intimate, and repetitive prayer that can be repeated during each inhalation and exhalation...
05/17/2022

"A breath prayer is a simple, intimate, and repetitive prayer that can be repeated during each inhalation and exhalation, drawing you nearer to the Spirit of God. This contemplative practice links prayer to the rhythm of your own breath. . . . As you focus on each breath as a gift from God, your prayer becomes a living meditation too, an opportunity to 'pray continually.'"

From Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit by Whitney R. Simpson

#NewEveryMorning | Read more at UpperRoomBooks.com

"In ways big and small, you are called to reflect God’s glory. Use your life in the wilderness to lift others’ spirits."...
05/12/2022

"In ways big and small, you are called to reflect God’s glory. Use your life in the wilderness to lift others’ spirits."
Missy Buchanan, From Dry Bones to Living Hope

“The journey of motherhood is a path that leads us into the heart of who we are and into the heart of Christ.”Lauren Bur...
05/08/2022

“The journey of motherhood is a path that leads us into the heart of who we are and into the heart of Christ.”
Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours

#HappyMothersDay

"A proclamation of our Easter faith to those who are grieving is crucial, particularly when we have to believe without s...
05/06/2022
Upper Room Disciplines for May 6th, 2022

"A proclamation of our Easter faith to those who are grieving is crucial, particularly when we have to believe without seeing."
Nicola Vidamour, The Upper Room Disciplines

Which comes first for a Christian disciple: believing or belonging? I believe that belonging is the starting point. Jesus calls his disciples to follow him long before he asks them about who they believe him to be. In today’s passage, Jesus tells those wanting to know who he is that......

This week's Disciplines meditations are written by George R. Graham. Read more at UpperRoom.org/disciplines.
04/25/2022

This week's Disciplines meditations are written by George R. Graham. Read more at UpperRoom.org/disciplines.

"Spirit of the Living God, fill me for your work. Fill me to witness to the reality of the resurrected Lord Jesus. Fill ...
04/23/2022

"Spirit of the Living God, fill me for your work. Fill me to witness to the reality of the resurrected Lord Jesus. Fill me to follow you deeper into your mission. Fill me to hear your voice and obey completely. Amen."
Ben Ingebretson, Plant Like Jesus

#NewEveryMorning | Read more at UpperRoomBooks.com

The Upper Room is currently searching for a Marketing Manager to focus on The Upper Room Editions. This person will set ...
04/21/2022
Marketing Manager, Upper Room Editions

The Upper Room is currently searching for a Marketing Manager to focus on The Upper Room Editions. This person will set the strategic direction for all facets of The Upper Room bi-monthly daily devotional guide marketing, promotion, and circulation for all language editions (approximately 35 editions).

Learn more about how to apply by visiting https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/about/job-listings/marketing-manager-upper-room-editions

The Marketing Manager sets the strategic direction for all facets of The Upper Room bi-monthly Daily Devotional Guide marketing, promotion, and circulation

"Alpha and Omega, we are grateful beyond words that you took notice of us in our needs and sorrows, sent Jesus to share ...
04/18/2022

"Alpha and Omega, we are grateful beyond words that you took notice of us in our needs and sorrows, sent Jesus to share them with us, and in him gave us life and victory over death. Amen."
David Rensberger, The Upper Room Disciplines

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
04/17/2022

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

"O Sacred Head, now wounded, we grieve as we witness your death. In the darkness of Good Friday, we wait for the light d...
04/15/2022

"O Sacred Head, now wounded, we grieve as we witness your death. In the darkness of Good Friday, we wait for the light dawning on Easter morning.
Open our eyes as you open our hearts.
Amen."
James C. Howell, Unrevealed Until Its Season

"God of love, who invites me to this journey with your Beloved Son, open my heart to accept your invitation. Hear my con...
04/14/2022

"God of love, who invites me to this journey with your Beloved Son, open my heart to accept your invitation. Hear my concerns about this journey. Help me to learn the way of the beloved. Let me know I am beloved. In the name of Jesus, who reveals the way to your heart. Amen."
—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved

"Dear God, work in me during this Holy Week so that I can live exuberantly in response to your amazing love. Amen."Steve...
04/11/2022

"Dear God, work in me during this Holy Week so that I can live exuberantly in response to your amazing love. Amen."
Steve Harper, The Upper Room Disciplines

"For you shall go out in joy,    and be led back in peace;the mountains and the hills before you    shall burst into son...
04/08/2022

"For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."
Isaiah 55:12 (NRSV)

#VerseOfTheDay
#NewEveryMorning

Prayer for the Week:Creator Spirit:As the earth,so beautiful, so warm,receives and reflects the sunlight,so may I receiv...
04/07/2022

Prayer for the Week:

Creator Spirit:
As the earth,
so beautiful, so warm,
receives and reflects the sunlight,
so may I receive and reflect your love.

—Sam Hamilton-Poore, Earth Gospel

#NewEveryMorning #PrayerForTheWeek

Image description: A prayer from Sam Hamilton-Poore’s Earth Gospel with watercolor illustration of yellow and orange flowers.

"Many Christians through history have longed for Christ to come and finish things, to bring us home. . . . But many othe...
04/06/2022

"Many Christians through history have longed for Christ to come and finish things, to bring us home. . . . But many others—possibly us—are so attached to the things of this world that they would prefer Christ stay away for quite some time. Even so, Lord quickly come."
James C. Howell, Unrevealed Until Its Season

#Lent #ComeYeThankfulPeopleCome #hymns #lyrics

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Upper Room Books is a publishing imprint of The Upper Room, a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. Upper Room Books resources encourage prayer and daily disciplines that lead to a deeper relationship with God. In addition to Upper Room Books, The Upper Room has two other publishing imprints: Fresh Air Books and Discipleship Resources. Fresh Air Books are for spiritually curious people who are interested in the relevance of faith in our culture. Discipleship Resources produces leadership and stewardship resources directed primarily to United Methodist churches. Since 1935, The Upper Room has been “where the world meets to pray.” Our daily devotional guide is a prayer resource for more than 2.5 million people in 100 countries and forty languages. Our books extend the options for daily prayer with meditations, reflections on scripture, memoirs, and other resources for spiritual development. Our best-selling devotional guide Upper Room Disciplines along with our classic Guides to Prayer provide rich day-to-day encounters with spiritual writings from across the centuries. Upper Room Books is known for these titles and others that offer unique direction for spiritual growth and relationship to God. Small-group formational resources such as the Companions in Christ series and The Workbook of Living Prayer have brought millions of people together in community with one another and with the living Christ. We believe that God uses our relationships to enhance our spiritual growth, and our books draw us together in communities of prayer and devotion. To place an order by phone or reach our customer service center call 1-800-972-0433. Visit Bookstore.UpperRoom.org to shop our online bookstore.

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Join us as Whitney R. Simpson, Upper Room Books author, soul care practitioner, and workshop leader at our upcoming RESILIENCE event, leads us in a moment of prayer as we begin the week ahead. We also invite you to join us this weekend, September 30–October 2, 2021, for RESILIENCE | Healing Practices for Mind, Body, & Spirit. Learn more by visiting UpperRoom.org/resilience.
FREE books? Yes, please. Practical tools? Yes, please. Hope for today? Yes, please. Dana's first Instagram LIVE? Lord help us! (Insert facepalm here). Join me and Elizabeth Hagan Tuesday, 8.3.21 at 12p EDT for a conversation on how to be brave in a tough world, featuring two of my favorite summer reads: Upper Room Books' BRAVE CHURCH and How to Heal Our Divides. BOOK GIVEAWAY Rules: Sometimes it's hard to know when and how to be brave. Are you looking for an accessible guide on navigating tough times and conversations? We would love to send you a FREE copy of Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together and How to Heal Our Divides: A Practical Guide. Here's what you need to do to be entered in the book giveaway: Follow @elizabethhagan @jdanatrent and @how2healdivides on Instagram, then comment or tag a friend below who may be interested. The winner will be drawn after the IG live.
Rosalind C. Hughes, Episcopal priest and author of multiple Upper Room Books, leads our moment of prayer for Monday, July 26, and offers a reflection on Psalm 27. May you see and be the goodness of God at work in the world today.
So excited about this conversation organized by Luther Seminary. Pastors types, church types, anyone interested in Brave Church register now 👇 Upper Room Books
Please enjoy this book interview with Elizabeth Hagan for “Brave Church:Tackling Tough Topics Together” Upper Room Books https://youtu.be/In02rJkMljU Learn more about Elizabeth here: https://elizabethhagan.com/
Please enjoy this book interview with Elizabeth Hagan for “Brave Church:Tackling Tough Topics Together” Upper Room Books https://youtu.be/In02rJkMljU Learn more about Elizabeth here: https://elizabethhagan.com/
Please enjoy this book interview with Elizabeth Hagan for “Brave Church:Tackling Tough Topics Together” Upper Room Books https://youtu.be/In02rJkMljU Learn more about Elizabeth here: https://elizabethhagan.com/
Prepare for Pentecost with this free reflection from Upper Room Books.
At almost 92, Dr. Richard Morgan has given us a moving and masterful book in which he shares insights, wisdom, and resilience gleaned from a life lived fully and generously. Light of Setting Suns: Reflections on Realities and Mysteries at Ninety Years of Life, while written by one of our “oldest old,” is a book for all ages that is ripe with personal stories and lessons to help each of us age gracefully. Read more about this new release from Upper Room Books
We need some good news, and there is no better news than the message of Easter. And yet, the weeks leading up to the celebration are often pretty gloomy. Two Upper Room Books, written by married couple Kristen and Max Vincent, remind us that it’s okay to smile and share joy even during the 40 days of Lent. In addition to print, both of these titles are available in eBook formats, so you can start reading today.
“Ask God for help. Remember, you asked Jesus to help you through Lent. Ask God to help you not crave a cheeseburger.” —Fred Eaker, SAFFRON CROSS: THE UNLIKELY STORY OF HOW A CHRISTIAN MINISTER MARRIED A HINDU MONK Upper Room Books What do you need help with this Lent? 11 years ago I gave up meat for Lent. I did it for me, my faith, my interfaith marriage, and the planet. 2021 Lent is so much harder than giving up Five Guys. We are already weary. But in our brokenness, we are perfect disasters. What do you need right now? Ask. Tomorrow I'll send out free resources for Lent. If you're in need of a little help, I'm here. If you aren't already receiving my newsletter, sign up here: bit.ly/2LM9EmL
NEW PODCAST: Grief and loss are an inevitable part of life. The question is, how do we steward it without becoming bitter and disillusioned? On this episode of The Faithful & True Podcast, we continue our conversation with Beth Miller, author of What Loss Can Teach Us: A Sacred Pathway to Growth and Healing. Pick up your copy today at Upper Room Books. WATCH: http://ow.ly/api750Dz8ty #grief #loss #mentalhealth #healing