Daily Devotions

03/30/2019

Posted by Kenny Burcham on

Kenny Burcham   Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your...

03/29/2019

Posted by Katie Iser on

Katie Iser   It’s officially spring, and that means baseball season in my house. A few years ago, I was coaching a t-ball team of four- to six-year-olds who may have taught me more than they learned about baseball from me. It was exciting that I had an opportunity to help set a...

03/28/2019

Posted by Skip Lloyd on

Skip Lloyd   I love how practical the Bible is. It teaches us about marriage and how to love. It teaches us about finances. It teaches us how to parent and be a good friend. It teaches us what to do when we are afraid, or lonely, or angry. All through scripture, it appears to me, God is...

03/27/2019

Posted by Tiffany Fulk on

Tiffany Fulk   Last week was one of those weeks that wore me out. At the beginning of the week, I had one of those moments with my son. He had on a sweatshirt with a coat on top. All of his sleeves were bunched up and really bothering him. So, he freaked out in the car, and we ended up...

03/26/2019

Posted by Natalie Widener on

Natalie Widener   “If you wake up feeling fragile, remember that God is not, and then trust Him to be everything you need today.” –John Piper   I saw this quote the other day, and of course it came as I needed it. It’s like God drops these words of wisdom...

03/25/2019

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   On a recent flight home from work, I began to reflect on God's faithfulness to me this year. I realized that I had tears in my eyes as I thought about the blessings I have been given. The man in the seat next to me said, “Sometimes the travel just wears you down...

03/24/2019

Posted by Brooke Singleton on

Brooke Singleton   We were leaving church one Sunday and the wind was blowing ferociously. I was waiting in the glass entryway, as Jonathan had offered to go to the back of the parking lot for our car and drive up. Our two youngest were adamant that they didn't want to miss going outside...

03/23/2019

Posted by Mary Johnson on

Mary Johnson   During our most recent Chapel (a night of worship at the Tree), we spent some time praying that God would work in our lives, change our hearts, and change our community. We prayed for practical next steps we can take as individuals. As I was praying, I felt convicted that I...

03/22/2019

Posted by Chris Reed on

Chris Reed   Context: Context is so important when we are reading scripture. A grain of sand is underwhelming when removed from the context of the beach. But when placed in its context, I think we all see how beautiful and important it is. Being aware of the surrounding passages is very...

03/21/2019

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   It was approaching midnight on a rainy and cold Thursday night. I tossed my luggage into my trunk and started my car. Less than a mile down the road, the annoying bell that indicates my car is low on fuel went off. Annoyed, I contemplated if I had enough fuel left to make...