Daily Devotions

08/24/2018

Posted by Brandon Leitnaker on

Brandon Leitnaker   One Sunday before church, I was out on a run, and off to my right in my neighbor’s yard, I spotted two bucks grazing on the dew-drenched grass. I slowed down because I was not sure how they would respond to the sight of me. They were too engrossed in their...

08/23/2018

Posted by Katie Iser on

Katie Iser   Over the last decade, I have attended more funerals than I would have expected. Deaths that were too soon, in my opinion, and were difficult spiritually and emotionally draining. But recently, I attended the funeral of my 101-year-old great aunt Annabelle. It might seem...

08/22/2018

Posted by Jared Camp on

Jared Camp   Have you ever had a season of life when every little thing gets you down? It feels as if life is going out of its way to kick you while you are down, and it does not seem to have an end in sight. It can be anything from a comment made by a friend that you took the wrong way...

08/21/2018

Posted by Stacey Crawford on

Stacey Crawford Seek the Lord and his strength;     seek his presence continually! Psalm 105:4 NLT   We sang a song at church this past Sunday called “Here Again” by Elevation Worship. If you weren’t here or haven’t heard this song, I...

08/20/2018

Posted by Natalie Widener on

Natalie Widener   How do you handle life when God doesn’t answer your prayer like you hoped He would? What do you do with that disappointment?   I’ve mentioned before the heartbreak and disappointment I have experienced with the unexpected deaths of my infant son in...

08/19/2018

Posted by Lori Parrish on

Lori Parrish   “In the drama of life, God is the Director behind the scenes.” I read that quote one day last week and wrote it down. I found it this morning as I was doing some planning for the week ahead. I don’t know about you, but I am pretty good about including a...

08/18/2018

Posted by Chris Reed on

“…But now, O God, strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah 6:9b   I am reading through the book of Nehemiah right now in my personal devotions. It’s about a man who was so moved by the state of his people (the Jews) and his city (Jerusalem) that he left what he knew (a...

08/17/2018

Posted by Danielle Disbennett on

I had a really rough “mom” day last Friday. Not just part of the day, but the entire day was extremely difficult. I had to say everything three to four times, and both of my girls (I have an almost 2-year-old and a 5-year-old) still wouldn’t listen. I felt like I was constantly...

08/16/2018

Posted by Mary Johnson on

Recently a few of us were talking about some of the past sports that we played in high school and we remembered some of the conditioning that went along with preparing for the season.  My husband told a story of the first day of practice when he was coaching high school boys...

08/15/2018

Posted by Phil Krouse on

Have you ever noticed someone else’s flaws and shortcomings and before you know it, you have focused on it so much that it takes over? I get like that sometimes. I’m ready to pounce on every word out of their mouth. I truly can’t believe how much it occupies my mind. It borders...