Daily Devotions

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 »