Daily Devotions

02/24/2018

Michael Giacomoni The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down… Read more »

02/23/2018

Katie Iser Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and… Read more »

02/22/2018

Travis Keirns “Just because you think something, doesn’t mean you have to say it.” Words of wisdom I’ve been repeatedly sharing with my 7-year-old son. He means well, but sometimes he just talks a little too much for his own good. Then again, don’t we all? We have been working through the book of James… Read more »

02/21/2018

Mary Johnson Being fully present in our current culture can be a challenge. Just to prove this point, I’ll share with you that it was necessary to make it a rule in our house that you can only use one device at a time. You can’t be playing a video game on an IPod while… Read more »

02/20/2018

Stacey Crawford Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.     Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. Psalm 10:17 NLT As many of you have now realized, I have been in the middle of a very difficult season. I have experienced so much pain and heartbreak over the past four months…all things that… Read more »

02/19/2018

Natalie Widener Yesterday I was having a bit of a yucky day. Recent events have been overwhelming and I’m heartbroken. I’m hurting for others who have had to experience death once again. If I’m being honest, I sat in that “yuck” for a while…and you know what it did? It made me miss out on… Read more »

02/18/2018

Skip Lloyd Can you remember when you were dating or just getting to know your spouse? I imagine you spent hours learning all kinds of things about them – like their favorite color, favorite food, their dreams and goals for life. And if you were like my wife and me, we talked for hours about… Read more »

02/17/2018

Chris In 2013, I had the opportunity to travel to China to visit the Chinese Church and pass out Bibles. I recently came across my thank you letter that I wrote to those who supported me.  It reminded me of the sights, sounds, FOOD, scenery, and amazing experience I had passing out Bibles in China…. Read more »

02/16/2018

Phil Krouse Recognizing the spiritual AND physical side of obeying God has been on my heart a lot lately. As I considered what to write this devo about, I couldn’t hide from the fact that I am right smack dab in the middle of living this principle out. My son has been experiencing a lot… Read more »

02/15/2018

Danielle Disbennett Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Romans 12: 14-15 (NIV) Forgive: verb (used with object), forgave, forgiven, forgiving. 1. to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.); absolve. 2. to give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation, etc.)…. Read more »

02/14/2018

Stacey Crawford Six months ago, my sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. This time it was stage four, and it completely baffled the doctors. She had essentially a zero percent chance of it returning, but it did. The doctors were still determined to try everything they could to battle and beat it…. Read more »

02/13/2018

Natalie Widener I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 It is such a constant struggle in this world, dealing with the difficult circumstances in front of us while longing for the… Read more »

02/12/2018

‘for we walk by faith, not by sight.’ 2 Corinthians 5:7 Are we looking at the “signs” of the world instead of what’s clearly laid out before our very eyes? We listen to the shouts of the world and others’ opinions of what we should be doing instead of listening to the still, steady voice… Read more »

02/11/2018

Brandon Leitnaker I grew up around horses, and occasionally my family and I would take our horses trail riding. Most often when it comes to water, horses have no problem drinking out of a trough or pail that you provide for them. These things, however, are not things that you pack with you when out… Read more »

02/10/2018

Michael Giacomoni That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so… Read more »

02/09/2018

Katie Iser Growing up, I always found my identity through the things I did, the sports I played, the clubs I belonged to, the friends that I had. I never really thought much about who I really was until adulthood, when most of the activities that I belonged to weren’t available anymore. As a teen,… Read more »

02/08/2018

Travis Keirns “I’ve shown you the best way, so don’t whine to me if you choose another way and it doesn’t work out well.” These are words I’ve spoken what seems like a hundred times to my kids. There is clearly one way, whether that means one safe way or one easy way or just… Read more »

02/07/2018

Tiffany Fulk Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT This past weekend, I was teaching the kids some “What if” questions based on the Bible story that Pastor Phil taught…. Read more »

02/05/2018

Kenny Burcham Did you set some New Year’s Resolutions? I know I did…some that I am trying again from last year and a few new ones for the upcoming year. As the calendar turns over, it is getting real. All those things I told myself I wanted to do January 1 are now becoming less… Read more »

02/04/2018

Brandon Leitnaker I came across Jonah 2:8 during my 30-day read through the minor prophets. If you are not sure what a minor prophet is, let me break it down a bit for you. To begin with, a prophet is generally a person who speaks God’s truth to others. They had the very important role… Read more »