Daily Devotions

09/23/2018

Posted by Abbey Parsley on

Abbey Parsley   I wake with a purpose to clean. Not because I feel my house is particularly dirty, but because it’s been a little while since I’ve mopped the floors so it’s probably time to do so. The cavalry has arrived home (aka Husband), allowing me a chance to get...

09/22/2018

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   If there were such a thing as a struggle bus, I’d be sitting on its front seat this week. It seems like this is one of those weeks when I’m in the spiritual valley trying desperately to get back to the mountaintop. As I mope in my misery and wallow in self-pity...

09/21/2018

Posted by Katie Iser on

Katie Iser   My family is not finding a good "routine." Our weeks are full and scheduled but things keep changing and happening, and it’s making a mess out of each of us. We're turning on each other out of frustration and losing patience. When this happens, I have moments when I...

09/20/2018

Posted by Stacey Crawford on

Stacey Crawford   I am currently training for a half marathon that will take place in October. The other day, I had to run a certain amount of miles and only had one portion of my day when I could go out for a run. It just so happened at that particular time it began to rain. I had every...

09/19/2018

Posted by Skip Lloyd on

Skip Lloyd   School has begun. Early drop off, early pick up. Soccer games and practices…lots of them. Football games and practices…lots of them. Endless work at the office…and when you come home, endless work at home. Homework. Groceries still need to be bought and...

09/18/2018

Posted by Natalie Widener on

Natalie Widener   Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching...

09/17/2018

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   I’ve been trying to be more purposed about living a life of “intentional gratitude.”  Essentially, it’s being thankful instead of being a grouch, giving thanks always.   And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you...

09/16/2018

Posted by Brandon Leitnaker on

Brandon Leitnaker   After the Apostle Paul encounters Jesus for the first time in radical fashion, the encounter leaves him, in the words of Bruce Springsteen, literally “blinded by the light.” He had to be led by the hand of those who were with him to the city of Damascus...

09/15/2018

Posted by Michael Giacomoni on

Michael Giacomoni   Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of...

09/14/2018

Posted by Chris Reed on

Chris Reed   I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. Philippians 1:12 ESV   Paul had a lot of circumstances come his way that would crush most of us. Myself included! I have lived a fairly comfortable life, but the...