Daily Devotions

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 »

10/14/2017

Chris Reed What are the prerequisites to following Jesus? What are the things we have to do to become part of the Jesus team? Do we pay our monthly dues? Do we qualify by winning the Moral Compass games? Do we graduate from discipleship school with a BFJ (Bachelors in Following Jesus)? Maybe it’s our… Read more »

10/13/2017

Travis Keirns Tragedy…again? A devastating hurricane, then another. Political turmoil, racial tension, a senseless shooting that baffles the mind. Brokenness around the world and in our own backyards. These events, both singularly and collectively, create a mass of confusion in our minds that we can neither fully rationalize nor eliminate. We cannot understand it, but… Read more »

10/12/2017

Phil Krouse The antidote to pride is seeing ourselves as God sees us. Not more, not less. Realizing that a perfect and sinless God stepped down from Heaven to bridge the gap between a broken, sinful race and its creator leaves you in awe, but it also leaves you with a thankful heart. Last night,… Read more »

10/11/2017

Natalie Widener Have you ever gone through something so difficult that you didn’t even have the words to pray? Sometimes the tears you shed are the only “words” you can muster during these difficult times. You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each… Read more »

10/10/2017

Michael Giacomoni Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!… Read more »

10/09/2017

Brandon Leitnaker While watching a television show the other day, I heard a statement made by the main character that got me thinking. The main character, who is notoriously known as being highly dysfunctional in many areas of life, is exceptionally dysfunctional in the area of relationships. This individual’s view on relationships is pretty flip,… Read more »

10/08/2017

Abbey Parsley We all have that “thing” we’ve prayed for. You know what I’m talking about. The thing, the situation, the relationship, whatever we are needing healed of. Our thing has tormented us, weighed us, stressed us, kept us awake, caused us pain. It has been prayed over for days, months, even years; we’ve invested… Read more »

10/07/2017

Michael Giacomoni For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in… Read more »

10/06/2017

Phil Krouse A few years ago, I watched a friend go through a separation and then divorce. I felt so bad as I watched the pain and devastation that ripped through their lives. The whole process began with unfaithfulness and lies. And as my heart went out to this friend and their child, God clearly… Read more »

10/05/2017

Travis Keirns  Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised… Read more »

10/04/2017

Skip Lloyd Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) Someone recently gave me a great compliment and told me how much they appreciated and loved me. It felt good. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone… Read more »

10/03/2017

Stacey Crawford Can I state the obvious? Parenting is hard! I thought the infant stage was tough, but man, these toddler years might be the end of me. It’s funny, because this has by far been my favorite stage to date, but it is hard. I think it is so hard because now is where… Read more »