Jesus went away not only to pray, but also to contemplate and to meditate, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. All three are needed to draw closer to God's will for our lives. Read more

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant offers suggestions for a more peaceful, contemplative Lent. Read more


An encounter with another Christian in the men's restroom brings the Rev. Jason Valendy a rare sermon. Read more

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3 Ways to Meditate

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Rev. Jack Shitama introduces three simple ways to connect with God every day that will relieve anxiety and replenish energy for daily life. Read more

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We need not go looking afar for our place of spiritual refuge through these tumultuous times, because it's right there within us, writes the Rev. Irvin J. Boudreaux. Read more

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Moyo Living

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Dr. David W. Scott reviews Moyoliving, a new tool from Upper Room for young people interested in connecting spirituality and social justice. Read more

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Chimney Rock

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The Rev. Jim Burklo contemplates our constant human impulse, through books and other writings, to try describe the "ineffable divinity" of our spiritual connections. Read more

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Choco Crop

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Seminarian Gabe Horton takes his cue from author Anne Lamott in creating 4 resolutions truly worth keeping in 2015. Read more

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