Devotionals

Thanksgiving
Posted by TC Anderson on

This week begins the most overlooked holiday in the Holiday Season, Thanksgiving.  If you were to only look at store trends and listen to popular radio, you would think that after Halloween there was only Christmas, with a random holiday celebrating Capitalism in there called Black...

The Long and Winding Road
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

For the last four months, my family and I have been going through the process to secure a mortgage for a house in Morton Grove. In true 2020 fashion, we languished with a lender clear through the end of October. We thought we needed to stay with them due to their being recommended to us by a...

Our Journey
Posted by Katy Allen on

This week’s devotion is not an easy one to write. We are still in the grips of a pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down. The economic news remains bleak for so many Americans who simply do not have jobs to go to or to look forward to returning to. Wildfires continue to burn, and...

Whatever You Do
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”   Colossians 3:17    As I write this devotion, the air around all of us hangs thick with tension. The number of Covid-19 cases are...

The Home Edit
Posted by Alex Lang on

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Recently, my wife, Courtney, has become a bit obsessed with the Netflix show The Home Edit. If you’re not familiar with it, the...

I’m Not Here For You
Posted by TC Anderson on

  “13 Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14 As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed...

Taboo Topics
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

What are the two topics you are never supposed to talk about at family get-togethers? Politics and religion, of course! If you said toupées and sock lengths, you would be also be correct.  Politics and religion. Nothing gets people more fired up than politics and religion. You might...

The Eyes of Your Heart
Posted by Katy Allen on

I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers, and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power that is working among us believers. This power is...

Labor Pains
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now, and not only the creation, but we ourselves, … For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with...

A Foreigner in a Foreign Land
Posted by Alex Lang on

Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage. She bore a son, and he named him Gershom; for he said, “I have been an alien residing in a foreign land.”   Exodus 2:21-22 In September of 2000, I was getting ready for the trip of a...