April 25, 2005
Tenn. (UMNS)—Inspiration and comfort are found in devotionals from The
Upper Room, says a United Methodist who has read the magazine daily for
the past 60 years.
Johnson, 82, a member of Seay Hubbard United Methodist Church in
Nashville, began reading The Upper Room in 1945 after noticing the joy
her brother, a Methodist minister, received from reading it.
used it every morning, and he inspired me to do the same. It has been a
custom for me to read it every morning,” she says. “It speaks to me. The
devotions speak to things that happen in my life and give me
inspiration for the day.”
finds comfort in discovering people from across the world with whom she
shares similar life experiences. She finds satisfaction in knowing of
God’s presence in all their lives. But it also requires self-discipline.
have to read it every morning,” says Johnson, who recently gave a
subscription to her niece in college. “It helps me be on a spiritual
wavelength where I can be with God, see God in my life and how God works
in my life, and be able to do what God wants me to do.”
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