To See and To Be Stunned

October 21, 2014

Today’s Reflection

WE ARE CALLED, in this broken world, to open ourselves to the beauty that persists. To allow ourselves to see and to be stunned.
BLESSING
May you move through this day
with eyes open to the God
who shines like the sun
within and around you.

- Jan L. Richardson
In the Sanctuary of Women

From page 38 of In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection & Prayerby Jan L. Richardson. Copyright © 2010 by Jan L. Richardson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray the blessing from today’s reading. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired and his vigor had not abated.

Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord’s command.

Deuteronomy 34:7, NRSV

This Week: pray for those who are starting over. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

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Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember:  
Anne Sullivan
(October 20).

Lectionary Readings

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God’s Great Yes

October 20, 2014

Today’s Reflection

“MAY YOU EXPERIENCE ANEW
God’s great Yes to you and to creation –
and may this Yes set you free.”

- Sam Hamilton-Poore

Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation

From page 78 of Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation by Sam Hamilton-Poore. Copyright © 2008 by Sam Hamilton-Poore. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray the blessing from today’s reading. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

The LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”

Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord’s command.

Deuteronomy 34:4-5, NRSV

This Week: pray for those who are starting over. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

Did You Know?

In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers, call 1-800-251-2468.

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember:  
Anne Sullivan
(October 20).

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

Sponsored by Upper Room Ministries ®. Copyright © 2014, a ministry of GBOD | PO Box 340004 | Nashville, TN 37203-0004 | USA

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God, the Divine Friend

October 19, 2014

Today’s Reflection HUMAN LOVE INVOLVES ATTACHMENT. Thus, if I do not nurture my primary friendship with God, I may unwittingly turn to my human friends for basic spiritual sustenance. It can be hard to lean on the everlasting arms of the sometimes hidden Divine Friend. … Friendship with God usually requires a conscious awareness of […]

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A Spirituality of Simplicity

October 18, 2014

Today’s Reflection WHEN WE BEGIN to live a spirituality of simplicity, our primary concern ceases to be success and becomes faithfulness. We are called to live with integrity, to express the truth as we perceive it, and to trust in God’s ability to use what we offer. – Elizabeth J. CanhamHeart Whispers FromHeart Whispers: Benedictine […]

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Listening and Speaking

October 17, 2014

Today’s Reflection ANY GOOD conversation consists of both listening and speaking. In a natural rhythm – a dance – both partners move and respond to each other in time to the music. This is no less true of the process of prayer. After a time of listening to God in the stillness, we are moved […]

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A Movement of Compassion

October 16, 2014

Today’s Reflection OUR TIMES CRY OUT for a mass movement of compassion. This urgent need coincides with the goal of the Christ-following life, for unless our faith makes us compassionate, it can hardly be called Christian. Following Jesus means moving out of our privatized, isolated, and self-enclosed worlds into a compassionate engagement with our suffering […]

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Gathering in Jesus’ Name

October 15, 2014

Today’s Reflection WE CAN BE SURE that Jesus keeps his promise and that when we gather in his name, he will be with us. We are often blessed by being in community. We receive encouragement, guidance, comfort, and hope by participating in a community. … These gifts of community are available to us all, and […]

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What If?

October 14, 2014

Today’s Reflection I BELIEVE THAT asking “What if?” is a worthwhile spiritual practice. It keeps our eyes and minds open to what God is doing in the world, and it keeps us grounded as well. If we will simply follow Jesus into the world with a willingness to love, God will do the transformative work […]

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Unity

October 13, 2014

Today’s Reflection JESUS RESPECTED the sacred worth of all beings that his Father God had created. He walked with the outcast and the marginalized. He called upon those he gathered to stand firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith and future of the gospel message. Jesus and his […]

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Christ’s Greater Purpose

October 12, 2014

Today’s Reflection WE OFTEN FIND INTERRUPTIONS ANNOYING; they frustrate and delay. But we live in a culture of interruptions. Our lives are filled with seemingly constant intrusion. Yet, rather than seeing interruptions as annoying speed bumps, Jesus sees them as opportunities for profound redirection, opportunities to share love and light. The interruptions do not keep […]

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