The Upper Room Meditation: Released

Remember this post? 

Today is the day!

In all honesty, I wish I had a different story to share with the 1,000,000+ readers of The Upper Room — a different history if you will. But it’s a history I cannot change, so I humbly accept God’s free yet costly gift of grace — for to deny it is to deny what Jesus did for me 20+ years ago. It is the beauty of the Gospel.

I want to thank Megan for allowing me to use her childhood story of Buddy (and thank you, Desi, for the picture.)

Will you join me in praying that God will use this small offering to draw readers closer to Himself?

  • To view the meditation Released, please go to The Upper Room.

I’d love for you to join in the conversation today by leaving a comment in the meditation or blog section of the site if you wish. If you don’t have an account with The Upper Room, you’ll need to create one (it took me 15 seconds – no personal information required.) Thank you, and God bless!

To God be the glory for all He has done.

Three Years in the Making

When I joined what was then known as the Christian Den’s Writers group, I was told that being published in The Upper Room was something all devotion writers strive for — not because of the pay ($25.00) but for a much more important and far-reaching reason. 

This little devotion guide that began in the 1930’s now has a worldwide circulation of over 1,000,000 readers. For someone who is used to teaching a group of twenty-five women, it’s hard to imagine that a “mini-lesson” has the possibility of being read by this many people in one day. I pray God will use this small offering to encourage many for His glory. 

One of the most exciting parts of this devotion for me is that it features one of my daughter-in-law’s, Megan, along with her childhood pup. On the day of the devotion (May 5) you’ll be able to log on to The Upper Room’s Web site to not only read the devotion, but to also a picture of Megan with Buddy. I’ll share this link on May 5, but if you’d like to visit their site in the meantime, please click here.

Yes, it may have taken three years from the time I submitted the devotion to publication but if one single mom or dad is encouraged as a result, every day of the wait was worth it. 

Will you join me in praying for those who will be reading this May/June issue?

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 
1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV


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