Devotionals

Be Contagious
Posted by TC Anderson on

Ellen and I have been watching ESPN’s The Last Dance about the ‘97/’98 Bulls team and all the storyline surrounding them.  It is an amazing show and we can’t wait to watch it every Monday (it comes out on Sunday evenings, but by then we’re getting ready for...

A Symbol of Hope
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

For the last six weeks, I have been spending my late evenings watching archive footage of lectures given by Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was an American author, editor, and educator who examined mythology and the universal functions of myth in several cultures around the world. He is...

Grow, Like the Roses
Posted by Katy Allen on

While stuck at home these past few weeks, my husband, Eric, and I have enjoyed watching Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. It follows the (mis)adventures of a wealthy family who has lost almost everything due to the dealings of their shady business manager. The pilot episode opens with their...

The Heidelberg Catechism
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

Q:  What is your only comfort in life and in death?   A:  That I am not my own, but belong - body and soul, in life and in death - to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil...

Keeping Quiet
Posted by Alex Lang on

brainpicker · Sylvia Boorstein reads "Keeping Quiet" by Pablo Neruda Above is a reading of Pablo Neruda’s poem Keeping Quiet. Please click on the poem and read along with Sylvia Boorstein. Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still for...

Comfort in Chaos
Posted by TC Anderson on

This devo was particularly difficult for me to write because I’m preaching this Sunday (plug, plug, plug… come check it out) and thus that message has been firmly on my mind.  So, trying to switch gears and write a devotional with a different message is difficult, but luckily...

The Rainbow Connection
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

As we continue to self-quarantine, I find myself looking for new ways to slow down. Yes, you read that correctly, “slow down”. The emotional challenges of sheltering in place are making the days fly by. I wake up. I blink. It is noon. I eat lunch. It is 4 pm. I am reading bedtime...

Stillwater
Posted by Katy Allen on

 I’m not sure when Stillwater first came into our lives. You would think the arrival of a larger-than-life panda would have been more memorable. But we were busy back then. Between short naps and long stretches of playtime, PDO and preschool, routines and schedules, it’s no...

Great is Thy Faithfulness
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."     - Lamentations 3:22 & 23 The book of Lamentations is a book of five poetic laments. Scholars think that this collection of laments...

Communicating Needs
Posted by Alex Lang on

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.  And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray.    - Matthew 14:22-23 (NRSV)  When I was first interviewing for the...