Daily Devotions

09/22/2017

Tiffany Fulk   “Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. Our fight is not against human beings. It is against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world. It is against… Read more »

09/21/2017

Skip Lloyd   How do we make God a priority in our lives? I hope by now you are wrestling with this question. I want to suggest to you how you can begin a habit that can fill you with daily wisdom and direction. The habit is daily Bible study.   Jesus said, “If you… Read more »

09/20/2017

Travis Keirns   “I also tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards. I made gardens and parks, filling them with all kinds of fruit trees. I built reservoirs to collect the water to irrigate my many flourishing groves. I bought slaves, both men and women, and others were born into… Read more »

09/19/2017

Brandon Leitnaker   Have you ever been going up or down some stairs and completely misjudged the next step? Sometimes it is for good reason, like the next step is either larger or smaller, or maybe there was not even a step there at all. However, there are other times when you simply get ahead… Read more »

09/18/2017

Natalie Widener   Do you ever have trouble sleeping? Falling into my nice, warm, cozy bed at the end of a long day is something I truly look forward to! Most nights I can drift off to sleep effortlessly. Yet there are nights I try to fall asleep but anxious thoughts keep me awake. Nighttime… Read more »

09/17/2017

Danielle Disbennett   Where do you find your joy?   Do you find it in your job, shopping, relationships, or hobbies? Or maybe you let your circumstances determine your joy. Perhaps your joy is determined by how many Facebook likes you received on that family picture you posted (that took you 25 tries to get… Read more »

09/16/2017

Stacey Crawford You must not have any other god but me. Exodus 20:3 I feel as though the past month has been a whirlwind. Finding out my sister-in-law has cancer again, gearing up for all of the ministries and things that happen when you work at a church in the fall, being a wife, trying… Read more »

09/15/2017

Chris Reed When I first started looking into full time ministry when I was 18, I was excited and I was naïve.  But as I progressed through college and studied the Bible and ministry, this thing began to grow inside of me…it was this feeling that I was never going to be good enough for… Read more »

09/14/2017

Skip Lloyd Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) How’s your heart? Did you know everything flows from your heart — your hopes, your dreams, your fears, your anxieties, your anger, your forgiveness, your humility, your peace, your greed, your generosity, and your love? Yes, everything… Read more »

09/13/2017

Phil Krouse Ok. It’s time for me to man-up and admit the truth. I’m selfish. I’ve always had a disdain for selfishness, and I am disappointed when I see it displayed in others or recognize it in my own life. I’ve tried to be giving and sensitive to the needs of others, but I think… Read more »

09/12/2017

Michael Giacomoni You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3 I’ve been thinking about this verse a lot since Pastor Matthew’s message on Sunday. Whenever I read this verse, I conjure up images of people worshipping other gods through other religions, or the Israelites bowing down to a golden calf, and while this… Read more »

09/11/2017

Brandon Leitnaker Each morning before my daughter gets on the bus, I hand her some form of breakfast. I wish I could say it’s a wholesome breakfast filled with all the essential food groups that she needs to get a jumpstart on her day, but typically, due to time restraints, it is something quick and… Read more »

09/10/2017

Dan Wykle I love the Lord, he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2 As I was driving to work this morning, I was listening to a popular radio talk show host and he… Read more »

09/09/2017

Travis Keirns With the devastation of Hurricane Harvey front-and-center in our world, we decided to take time at Bible Study last week to pray for those directly affected by the storm. As we planned the evening, though, we recognized that many youth, and perhaps many adults as well, would be intimidated or confused by the… Read more »

09/08/2017

Tiffany Fulk This past week, I took my little guy to his Meme and Pawpaw’s house to hang out with them while I went to work. When they walked me out to my car, I looked over at their window and saw a praying mantis. My son Brantley asked, “What do you think he is… Read more »

09/07/2017

Stacey Crawford Sometimes while I’m at work, I like to listen to worship songs that have been recorded live. There’s just something about listening to the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit in that moment. Many days it gives me motivation and keeps me focused as I do what God has laid before me. As I… Read more »

09/06/2017

Skip Lloyd How do we have margin in our mental life? Or a question I want to grapple with today, how do we stay mentally fit? Prepare your minds for action and be self-controlled. 1 Peter 1:13 (NIV) Prepare your minds for action — the Greek literally means gird up your mind, like a soldier… Read more »

09/05/2017

Phil Krouse For years I wondered what I had done to stir God’s anger against me. I was convinced He must hate me. I felt like my sin and shame built a permanent wall between God and me. I didn’t understand what I was going through and I definitely didn’t understand why. As I tried… Read more »

09/04/2017

Chris Reed The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. Psalm 14:2 I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High. Psalm 7:17… Read more »

09/03/2017

Brandon Leitnaker In the last few chapters of Acts, we read about Paul’s journey to Jerusalem. For years, Paul had been called by God to minister to the gentiles (non-Jews), sharing with them the message of the gospel (the story of Jesus, His work on the cross, and the hope of eternal life that it… Read more »