Devotionals

Juneteenth Service of Remembrance
Posted by TC Anderson on

Hello all,  I’ve been so focused on my at home mission trips and this sermon for Juneteenth that I totally forgot to do a devotion for today.  So, in lieu of that I would like to encourage you to attend or tune in to our Juneteenth Service of Remembrance tonight at 7pm.  I...

The Weight
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

  There is a story surrounding the character of Superman that comes and goes from my mind, haunts me really. So we are clear, Superman has super-hearing, as well as super-eyesight. The story goes that there is a moment when Superman hears so many cries for help at one time that he...

Talking to Children
Posted by Katy Allen on

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a Zoom gathering with fellow Christian Educators from around the country who are grappling with how to talk about race and racism within a Children’s Ministry context. The gathering was led by an impressive panel of Children’s Ministries...

Joy Comes With the Morning
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

"Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning."   -- Psalm 30:4 & 5  Have you ever noticed that even in...

Reach Out
Posted by Alex Lang on

All who believed were together and had all things in common...Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.      Acts 2:44...

Listening for God's Word
Posted by TC Anderson on

These past few months have been stressful, and it's important to center ourselves. So today, I'm going to be inviting you to do lectio divina. This can be done alone or with a few people, so do it as you see fit. Here's how it will work. Read: Slowly read the piece of Scripture given and...

“Daddy, why is God a boy?”
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

“Daddy, why is God a boy?”  This was not exactly the angle I was going to take when starting this devotional, but my daughter asked me this question yesterday, and I feel compelled to honor what led her to the question.  For the last two weeks, I have been talking about...

A Hard Week
Posted by Katy Allen on

Friends, nothing today feels easy. In fact, many of us, most of us, have never experienced times quite like these. I can’t pretend to have answers when all I have are questions. I can’t offer solace when I’m overwhelmed with pain. I can’t arrogantly amplify my voice when...

Perfect Love
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because God first loved us. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters...

The Hills
Posted by Alex Lang on

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”   —Mahatma Gandhi Since the weather has begun to improve, we have been taking family trips to Heritage Park, which is just down the street from my home. Heritage is a fantastic park because it has everything you could...