Daily Devotions

12/16/2018

Posted by Brandon Leitnaker on

Brandon Leitnaker   We all have needs. It’s very human to be needy. According to American psychologist Abraham Maslow, we have five major needs which include physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. I am not going to break down each of those and go into...

12/15/2018

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34   There’s an old song that gospel artist Sandi Patty recorded called “Love in Any Language.”  This past week, I saw what that looked...

12/14/2018

Posted by Natalie Widener on

Natalie Widener   Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such these.” Matthew 19:14   Being a part of the children’s ministry team is such a blessing! I get the opportunity to impact and...

12/13/2018

Posted by Stacey Crawford on

Stacey Crawford   That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them...

12/12/2018

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   Do not fear bad news. Confidently trust the Lord to care for you. Psalm 112:7   I remember when I was a kid, before the internet, satellite TV, satellite radio, and cell phones, the news was something we watched at 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. That was it. Twice a...

12/11/2018

Posted by Jared Camp on

Jared Camp   Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. 2 Samuel 7:28 I often wish that I was given a straightforward blueprint of the things I am supposed to do in my life. If every decision I needed to make...

12/10/2018

Posted by Brandon Leitnaker on

Brandon Leitnaker   I am not a huge Christmas fan, and I can be a bit of Scrooge when it comes to my appreciation for Christmas. But one of the things I am thankful for is that we have a season dedicated to celebrating Jesus. Sure, there are parts of this holiday that have changed...

12/09/2018

Posted by Kenny Burcham on

Kenny Burcham   Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John...

12/08/2018

Posted by Mary Johnson on

Mary Johnson   This week I had an interaction (long interaction!) with one of my kids because he kept doing something he shouldn’t have been doing and he kept getting consequences. At one point I found myself saying, “Do you like what is happening to you?” He answered...

12/07/2018

Posted by Katie Iser on

Katie Iser   Over the past few years, our family has been getting more and more involved in sports. We have a son who is active in baseball, football, and basketball. He is finding a love for each one of these sports and wants to get better at each one. My husband was an athlete in all of...