Posts Categorized: Daily Devotions

01/23/2018

Skip Lloyd I’ve never heard the audible voice of God, but I know when God speaks to me. He speaks to me through the Holy Spirit. He speaks to me during my prayer/quiet time and reading God’s Word. The Holy Spirit gives me suggestions. He puts impressions in my mind and gives me direction. He… Read more »

01/22/2018

Tiffany Fulk God’s timing and perspective is a hard thing for me sometimes. It is so funny…you think I would understand it fully, because my husband and I had to wait so long for our son. There are still times when I think “Really God, do you understand?” He does understand, and He knows what… Read more »

01/21/2018

Danielle Disbennett Do you remember when you were first saved and that feeling you were ready to conquer the world…that feeling of being on fire for Jesus? I remember having this feeling that no matter what would come my way, I would be okay, because I had this amazing heavenly Father who was in control… Read more »

01/20/2018

Phil Krouse It’s hard to live a life of balance. So many people live in the extreme. We see some people addicted to the Internet, and others shun it altogether. Anorexia to gluttony, workaholics to laziness – it’s one end of the spectrum to the other. Sometimes it is even true with good things, things… Read more »

01/19/2018

Katie Iser “History repeats itself.” I hear this often, and the older I get the more it proves itself to be true. Last year for Christmas my son asked for a Rubik’s cube. The popular 80’s toy was on my nine-year-old son’s wish list and I was excited about this! I remembered getting so frustrated… Read more »

01/18/2018

Chris Reed But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26 This past year, I chose to take on the challenge of doing the plumbing in my new house. It… Read more »

01/17/2018

Stacey Crawford A new year for me almost brings a fresh start, a new beginning. I don’t know about you, but as we approached 2018, just the thought of going to a new year brought hope for me…the realization that the first day of the year could almost be seen as a new chapter in… Read more »

01/16/2018

Skip Lloyd I’ve been stressed lately. Cold, dark-cloudy skies, and icy streets translate to me…I can’t run outside. Running outside is my de-stressor. My wife has even come to realize, if I don’t run outside, I get a bit grumpy. I don’t like feeling that stress. I am wise enough to realize that my stress… Read more »

01/15/2018

Tiffany Fulk “Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to… Read more »

01/14/2018

Travis Keirns “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  We do this by… Read more »

01/13/2018

Michael Giacomoni Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region and had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. So he ran ahead… Read more »

01/12/2018

Travis Keirns It’s Christmas night and my kids, ages nine and seven, are exhausted and starting to take out their grumpiness on one another in normal sibling fashion, when my daughter says something hurtful to my son. Nothing malicious, but well beyond the level of banter I usually allow. Of course, I, also being tired… Read more »

01/11/2018

Chris Reed “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on… Read more »

01/10/2018

Tiffany Fulk Trust God from the bottom of your heart;   don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;     he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will… Read more »

01/09/2018

Brandon Leitnaker You’ve heard the phrase, “If (fill in the blank) jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” This was such a popular phrase when I was a kid. I’m not entirely sure where or when it was generated, but the phrase is used by parents when a kid uses popular opinion or behavior… Read more »

01/08/2018

Joel Denny I have taught Social Studies for almost 17 years in Ohio’s public education system, so I teach about history and government… A LOT. But one of my many responsibilities as a history teacher has not just been to teach the state of Ohio’s curriculum, but also to encourage and teach my students about… Read more »

01/07/2018

Abbey Parsley I went as far as deactivating my social media account. I was frustrated, done, hurt. People walking out of my life because they don’t understand. People judging my decisions without knowing any background. Not being able to do for people the way I’ve always done weighed on me, and in turn also affected… Read more »

01/06/2018

Phil Krouse I know this time of year can provide people with a lot of excitement. “Fresh starts and new beginnings! A clean slate! A brand new year!” I, however, am not one of those people. I feel anxiety creeping in. I feel the weight of time passing by so quickly, and it makes me… Read more »

01/05/2018

Katie Iser So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with… Read more »

01/04/2018

Kenny Burcham What would you grade your 2017? One being the worst and 10 being the greatest, what would you rate your year? How does this year compare to past years, and what are you hoping for in 2018? I think we all do some type of this grading process or an evaluation of our… Read more »

01/03/2018

Stacey Crawford In the same way, let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 NIRV Every night before bed, we sing my daughter songs. We start out with fun and silly… Read more »

01/02/2018

Skip Lloyd If you are like me, you have a passion to grow in your Christian walk even greater this coming year. In 2017, I personally did my share of stumbling and fumbling in my walk with Christ. And because of that, it’s too easy for me to get fixated on what I did or… Read more »

01/01/2018

Natalie Widener He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2 NIV My family and I recently adopted a young dog from the Humane Society. She is a beautiful Beagle/Jack Russell mix. We… Read more »

12/31/2017

Danielle Disbennett I have had the song “Do It Again” by Elevation Worship on repeat. The lyrics in this song just speak right to my heart. I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains And I believe, I’ll see You do it again You made a way, where there was no way And I believe,… Read more »

12/30/2017

Mary Johnson   I was recently having a conversation with one of my sons about different religions. He was asking me questions about who other people worship and why they worship other gods. We talked about what some of the other religions believe, and that led us to the powerful truth that, as Christians, we… Read more »

12/29/2017

Amelia Miller You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27 ESV   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should… Read more »

12/28/2017

Chris Reed In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:10-11   You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love… Read more »

12/27/2017

Tiffany Fulk   When he finds it, he will joyfully put it on his shoulders and go home. Then he will call his friends and neighbors together. He will say, “Be joyful with me. I have found my lost sheep.” I tell you, it will be the same in heaven. There will be great joy when… Read more »

12/26/2017

Stacey Crawford   I think I have learned the most about love after having my daughter. I really think this is one of the closest ways we get to understanding the love God has for us. If you don’t have children, you can trust me on this one. If you think about it, all other… Read more »

12/25/2017

Phil Krouse   This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:10 (New Living Translation) We can be tricked into believing so many different things about love. Humans have failed at love so often… Read more »

12/24/2017

Brandon Leitnaker   For any of you who are or have been teachers, you know that teaching is much more than just giving instruction on a particular topic. Teaching is truly holistic in nature. What I mean by that is teaching someone often entails a whole lot more than just making sure the person understands… Read more »

12/23/2017

Kenny Burcham This time of year is such a great time to reflect on what God has given me. I always love the time with family and friends and the time to reflect on the gifts that God gives me. I am so blessed with a great job, a great family, an amazing fiancée, and… Read more »

12/22/2017

Skip Lloyd In the book of Philippians, in just four chapters, Paul uses the word “joy” 16 times. It’s mind-boggling to me that the most positive book of the Bible is Paul’s darkest time of his life. He was a prisoner in a Roman jail, awaiting execution. How, you may ask, does Paul speak of… Read more »

12/21/2017

Natalie Widener Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 16-18 (NIV) I am by nature a gift giver. I love to give people things that I know will make them happy and will make them feel loved and special. I… Read more »

12/20/2017

Michael Giacomoni You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. Psalm 16:11 New Living Translation (NLT) Joy can be a challenging thing to walk in. I often find things standing in opposition of joy. It could be something simple that… Read more »

12/19/2017

Brandon Leitnaker Ianoda was an explorer. Ianoda had spent his entire life in search of something called joy. He had searched tirelessly throughout the entire world, but always came up empty-handed. He searched for joy in knowledge, in food, in material possessions and riches, in behavioral disciplines, and in all the pleasures that the world… Read more »

12/18/2017

Amelia Miller A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 ESV Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Psalm 98:4 ESV Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit…. Read more »

12/17/2017

Mary Johnson We are in a phase of life where our kids are eating a lot of food and eating a lot of food frequently. They will eat a meal and not too much later ask for a snack because they are no longer full. At first, I thought they were just bored eating, but I’ve come… Read more »

12/16/2017

Kenny Burcham As the Christmas season approaches, I am doing a lot of Christmas shopping. Let me just say, I am an Amazon addict. If I can avoid the lines and going to a mall to buy a gift, I will. Amazon makes it so easy to order what I need, when I need it…. Read more »

12/15/2017

Travis Keirns Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 In the previous chapter of John, Jesus had told the disciples He would be leaving their earthly presence soon. As you could… Read more »

12/14/2017

Abbey Parsley In the darkness of our bedroom, I laid hands on oldest daughter and prayed silently with eyes closed, sobbing, scared. Daughter in our bed because I was afraid to take hands and eyes off of her for even a second. My heart had been shattered into a thousand, maybe more, pieces. My niece… Read more »

12/13/2017

Tiffany Fulk Then God’s peace will watch over your hearts and your minds. He will do this because you belong to Christ Jesus. God’s peace can never be completely understood. Philippians 4:7 (NIrV) Have you ever experienced God’s peace? The peace that is never completely understood? Think about one of those situations in your life… Read more »

12/12/2017

Katie Iser You never really know what peace feels like until you experience war. I don’t mean the type of war that is a physical altercation with troops and guns (although it could apply), but war with your surroundings, your relationships, your family, your job, your faith. Something that sets a full-on attack against you,… Read more »

12/11/2017

Joel Denny PEACE John 14:26-27 When I think of the concept of peace, I often think of Christmas time…not just Christmas, but a White Christmas. Why do we so often have fond memories of Christmases where snow is involved? Seems kind of odd, when you truly think about it, to think fondly of Christmas covered… Read more »

12/10/2017

Chris Reed If I could set the ideal Christmas scene, it would look something like this: The kids would be bathed, dressed in their Christmas pajamas and nodding off to sleep. My wife and I would be sitting down on the couch with a warm cup of coffee, a well-lit Christmas tree, and some Christmas… Read more »

12/09/2017

Michael Giacomoni   We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. Hebrew 6:19-20 I actually have a part of this verse tattooed on my arm. I remember the first time I read this… Read more »

12/08/2017

Travis Keirns   Shawshank Redemption is probably my favorite movie of all time. I love the idiosyncrasies of the characters and the way they are developed throughout the movie, as well as the multitude of subplots weaving their way throughout the entire movie. If you haven’t seen it, the basic story is that of a… Read more »

12/07/2017

Phil Krouse   The concept of hope may not mean much to you. Maybe you just don’t think about it often. We don’t really talk about hope very much. I think most people take for granted that they have hope, if they realize they have it at all. Having fought a lifelong battle with depression, I… Read more »

12/06/2017

Skip Lloyd As a pastor, I’ve been in the presence of people who were dealing with cancer. As you well know, cancer is one of those illnesses that strike fear in the heart of anyone who hears the doctor’s diagnosis, “You have cancer.” When receiving such news, I’m sure the patient, as well as their… Read more »

12/05/2017

Stacey Crawford   I absolutely love Christmas time. It is one of my favorite times of the year. But here is something I also know to be true, that not everyone enjoys Christmas like I do. For some, this time of year can be overwhelming, frustrating, or even sad. Just because “it’s the most wonderful… Read more »

12/04/2017

Danielle Disbennett Have you ever been in a season where you have been dealing with the same struggle for what seems like eternity? It can feel like you keep praying for change, but nothing happens. It can feel like your situation will never get better. Why do we continue to pray? Why do we continue… Read more »

12/03/2017

Dan Wykle “HOPE” Such a simple four-letter word, the word “HOPE!” However, it’s a POWERFUL and IMPORTANT word…important enough that it is mentioned in the Bible 129 times in 121 different verses. One of the most well-known scriptures about HOPE is found in Jeremiah 29:11 where it says, “For I know the plans I have… Read more »

12/02/2017

Brandon Leitnaker Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving. Psalm 95:2 When I was a new to the faith and learning to pray some years ago, one of my mentors taught me that a great way to start your prayers is to begin by thanking God for all the things you are grateful for in… Read more »

12/01/2017

Travis Keirns This week at Movement, LCC’s youth group, we looked at Paul’s encouragement to his young apprentice in 1 Timothy as we wrapped up a series focused on the impact made by faithful youth in the Bible. The Apostle Paul met young Timothy on one of his missionary journeys, and eventually placed him in… Read more »

11/30/2017

Michael Giacomoni Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 (ESV) Seeing that Thanksgiving was last week, I think it’s always a good practice to take an account for what God has given us. It’s… Read more »

11/29/2017

Tiffany Fulk How many times would you say you talk to God in a day? Do you talk to Him in the morning, in your car, at breakfast, lunch or dinner, or at night? Do you ask God to only be in the bad things of your life or do you rejoice in the joys?… Read more »

11/28/2017

Phil Krouse I’ve been thinking a lot about the Holy Spirit and His power in my life. He is the key to having victory in areas of my life that I have struggled with for years. He has ministered to me so much in the last few years that I’ve gone from sensing His presence… Read more »

11/27/2017

Chris Reed There are many principles to a healthy relationship with Jesus, but there are no “12 steps” to becoming a mature disciple. There is no magic bullet, no one thing that if you just do this, you will walk on mountaintops with God through the entirety of your life.  Trust me…I have tried to… Read more »

11/26/2017

Skip Lloyd I don’t know if you’re like me, but I get a little down at this time of year. The trees are getting empty. The temperatures are getting colder. And then there’s the time change…it’s dark by the time I get home. Yes, I deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For many, these seasonal… Read more »

11/25/2017

Kenny Burcham Last week at Movement, I taught on the life of Joseph and his patience to “trust the process.” It is something that I have been really reflecting on this week as I decompress. If you don’t know the story, I will give you the quick version. (You can read it in Genesis 37.)… Read more »

11/24/2017

Michael Giacomoni I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his… Read more »

11/23/2017

Phil Venrick “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. And your ways are not like my ways,” announces the Lord. “The heavens are higher than the earth. And my ways are higher than your ways. My thoughts are higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8-9 God is teaching me (over and over, cause I’m a… Read more »

11/22/2017

Phil Krouse It feels like I’ve always struggled in my prayer life, and I’ve also always struggled to accept God’s unconditional love for me. But I failed to make the connection between the two. I naturally tend to feel like God is obligated to love me, because of the cross. Like somehow His hands are… Read more »

11/21/2017

Skip Lloyd In my years as a pastor, people have asked me to help them know God’s will for their lives. What they were really asking me to do is to point them to a specific direction in scripture for their particular question or need. Wouldn’t it be nice if scripture said it this plain?… Read more »

11/20/2017

Stacey Crawford Have you ever found yourself in a season when something has happened and you are confident of a promise you have been given from God, but you are stuck somewhere in the middle? That is me right now. Something recently happened in my life that was hurtful and caused a lot of pain… Read more »

11/19/2017

Brandon Leitnaker There is nothing ordinary about your life. If fact, your life is quite extraordinary. You know what makes your life extraordinary? You were made in the image of an extraordinary God, who breathed His very breath in you to give you life. That is the marker of Someone who gladly made you and… Read more »

11/18/2017

Chris Reed In the early American Colonies, much of the relationship between Colonists and Native Americans was economic. They would meet at a trading post and trade goods such as food, weapons, tobacco, and clothing supplies. The goal of trading was always to measure the value of what you were trading against the value of… Read more »

11/17/2017

Travis Keirns It is so much easier for me to remember the mistakes I’ve made in my life than to remember the successes. The narrative that continually runs through my mind is one of misspoken words, poor reactions, and failed moments in the relationships of my life. This is where Satan loves to live, in… Read more »

11/16/2017

Stacey Crawford So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT I am in a really difficult season, perhaps the hardest season I have ever walked through so far in my life. Those who know me know that I am usually a person who tries… Read more »

11/15/2017

Phil Krouse The Prodigal They have probably been called rebels, rule breakers, thrill seekers, and worse. They are no doubt used to the judgmental stares and condescending looks. And while you wonder if anything will get through to them, know that someone has already gotten through to them. The enemy. He likes to remind prodigals… Read more »

11/14/2017

Tiffany Fulk Do you remember when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? It was an amazing moment in your life! You felt joy, peace, and excitement knowing that Jesus was going to help you through life. Then after a couple weeks go by, you still feel same as you did and you still have… Read more »

11/13/2017

Skip Lloyd I have a confession to make. I like new things. If I’m completely honest, I would like to have a new car. Or a new phone. Or new clothes. I really am thankful for all the generous things God has given me, but deep down, I find myself wishing for something a little… Read more »

11/12/2017

Brandon Leitnaker Last week I said something to my kids, that once I heard it come out of my mouth, I realized how extreme of a statement it might have been. After discovering that my kids had made a mess of their rooms that I had just cleaned the day prior, I said something like… Read more »

11/10/2017

Skip Lloyd Discipleship is the process of becoming like Christ. Do you remember the day when you made the decision to follow Christ? With that decision, you decided to stop trying to run things yourself. You made the decision to let Jesus be the leader of your life. Eventually, you decided not to just settle… Read more »

11/09/2017

Phil Krouse My introduction to Lancaster Community Church came via Tiffany Fulk (who is now LCC’s Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry). At the time, I had just been hired at Praises Christian Bookstore where she was the manager. She talked about God and her church in a way that, despite growing up in church, made… Read more »

11/08/2017

Natalie Widener I am different because of Jesus. If you have a child in the children’s ministry program, this is what they are learning about in their series. Pastor Phil often quotes this with the children, getting them to repeat the phrase back to him. Can’t you just imagine the joy of God and all… Read more »

11/07/2017

Natalie Widener LORD my God, no one can compare with you. You have done many wonderful things. You have planned to do these things for us. There are too many of them for me to talk about. Psalm 40:5 We recently returned from a family vacation to the beach. We try to go once a… Read more »

11/06/2017

Danielle Disbennett I read a church sign the other day that said, “Church should make us better, not comfortable.” Naturally, we like comfort. We like comfortable clothing. We like being around people who we feel comfortable with, people we can be ourselves around. Most people don’t necessarily enjoy doing things that are out of their comfort zone. But… Read more »

11/05/2017

Dan Wykle   Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 42:11 Man, I gotta tell ya, I’m in a MAJOR funk! Have been now for the past two weeks. But there is something… Read more »

11/04/2017

Phil Krouse Please read Psalm 23. I’m by nature a sensitive person. Sometimes that can be a good thing. Other times, not so much. When you can sense and feel others burdens, it is easy to take them on yourself. It is not uncommon for me to hear about someone’s plight and just feel the… Read more »

11/03/2017

Travis Keirns We know the story of David versus Goliath, a boy versus a giant, a shepherd versus a warrior. It is one of the first accounts we learn when we start children’s church. For forty days, Goliath had been taunting and challenging the Israelite army, but the army and their leader, King Saul, were… Read more »

11/02/2017

Stacey Crawford I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,     and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair,     out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground     and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:1-2 NLT This verse… Read more »

11/01/2017

Brandon Leitnaker Have you ever grown impatient with God? Have you ever found yourself waiting to see God move or hear God answer your prayers? You are not alone. I’m going to be bold and say that probably 95% of us (if not more) have had this experience at some point in our lives. Even… Read more »

10/31/2017

Michael Giacomoni Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 These last couple weeks have been EXHAUSTING for me. I’ve been going non-stop, and frankly I feel kind of burnt out. When that happens, I get lazy with a lot of things. I’m not as… Read more »

10/30/2017

Skip Lloyd I was recently asked, “How do you worship God when we aren’t singing praise songs at LCC?” My answer was simple: “Worship is an everyday lifestyle and can begin in the simplest and most obvious ways.” It’s something every one of us can do, yet something far too many of us overlook. Here… Read more »

10/29/2017

Tiffany Fulk We have started a new series in children’s ministry called “I AM DIFFERENT.” In the middle of a lesson, Pastor Phil always says to the kids, “I am different because…” and the kids yell “of God.” In the first lesson of this series, Pastor Phil taught that we should think, live, love, and… Read more »

10/28/2017

Chris Reed To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Revelation 21:6 This passage appears at least three times in the Bible, once again in Revelation 22:17 and Isaiah 55:1. It’s an amazing passage in scripture. In its words we find an invitation…an invitation by God, extended… Read more »

10/27/2017

Tiffany Fulk I love this new series we have started at church on worship. I love to worship God and be in awe of Him. I love the first sermon of the series, where Pastor Matthew really challenged us to worship God no matter the situation that we are in. He reminded us that in… Read more »

10/26/2017

Michael Giacomoni As we enter into this series about worship, I have been thinking a lot about the reasons I don’t always worship from a genuine place. I think part of it is due to some ideas that I bought into as a young Christian. For some reason, I had this idea in my head… Read more »

10/25/2017

Travis Keirns You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:5-6 Have you ever reached that moment during a visit with friends or family… Read more »

10/24/2017

Stacey Crawford One of my favorite songs right now is a song called “You Make Me Brave.” It is by Bethel, and I highly recommend you check it out. I can relate so much to this song right now that I have almost declared it my personal anthem for this season of my life. In… Read more »

10/23/2017

Brandon Leitnaker In Ecclesiastes 3, we read that there is a time for everything. The writer says that, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (vs. 1). Not sure if you have ever noticed it, but doesn’t it seem that God calls us to take faith steps at… Read more »

10/22/2017

Alyssa Brandon But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.  Psalms 86:15    My family recently went through a big transition. We added a second child! During my pregnancy I was filled with excitement and could not wait to meet our son, but… Read more »

10/21/2017

Michael Giacomoni As they were walking along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Jesus said to another, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let… Read more »

10/20/2017

Travis Keirns And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”… Read more »

10/19/2017

Kenny Burcham What is your calling? Sometimes God gives us specific callings. He may call us to specific jobs or specific cities. If God has called you to something, and you are doing that thing, that’s where you will feel most fulfilled. When you are functioning where you were designed to be, you’ll feel and… Read more »

10/18/2017

Phil Krouse I recently listened to a radio program detailing the positive results that have been discovered testing Virtual Reality games on people with chronic pain. Research shows that when our minds are distracted, our pain levels go down. And this test was proving that to be true. One tester lost his arm a few… Read more »

10/17/2017

Tiffany Fulk This past week I went on vacation with my little family to the beach. It was so beautiful and fun. At the beginning of the week, my toddler had a little problem. He is not a big change guy, so being at a new place to stay and a new environment sets him… Read more »

10/16/2017

Stacey Crawford What do you do when life gets crazy? How do you respond when the unexpected comes your way? Who, what, or where do you turn when the worst-case scenario happens in your life? I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I think we all would hope that our answer would be… Read more »

10/15/2017

Skip Lloyd I love talking with new believers in Christ. I get the privilege to meet regularly with new Christians, and hear how and when Christ became real in their lives. And then I love to see those same people make their public profession of faith by being baptized. I hear the following statement from… Read more »