Devotionals

Sing
Posted by TC Anderson on

As I sat down to write this devotional today I came to a realization. I’m running low on ideas. Not just for these devotionals (although some of you might say, “yeah, I can tell”), but also for my day-to-day life. I’ll answer emails, reach out to my youth, plan our next...

Where the Earth Meets the Sky
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

I have always been fascinated and in love with the horizon, where the earth meets the sky. Whether sunrise or sunset, the tapestry of colors, shapes, and landscapes always stops me in my tracks, and I wonder out loud, “How Great Thou Art”. I love both the rising and the setting of...

Simple Pleasures
Posted by Katy Allen on

"You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God."   2 Cor 9:11-12   Our family...

Post-Easter Letdown
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

“It is the Lord who goes before you. God will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”    Deuteronomy 31:8  Moses speaks these words to Joshua, just after Moses learns that it will be Joshua and not Moses who leads the...

Wrestling
Posted by Alex Lang on

"Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob...

Recreation
Posted by TC Anderson on

I have been, through no desire of my own, been going on more walks with my wife lately.  There I will be, enjoying my puzzles, books, or Netflix, and suddenly, “We should go on a walk!” I’ll hear her say, very excitedly.  “The sun out, it looks beautiful! ...

All Things Bright and Beautiful
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

Have you noticed the night sky lately? There is something different about it. Having grown up on a farm in a remote part of Indiana, viewing the magnificent, celestial bodies on a clear night is not something new for me. However, after living in the Chicagoland area for over ten years now, a...

This is Love
Posted by Katy Allen on

If you ever need to hear a voice In the middle of the night When it seems so black outside That you can't remember light Ever shone on you or the ones you love In this or another lifetime And the voice you need to hear Is the true and the trusted kind With a soft, familiar rhythm In these...

The Season for Suffering
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

“And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has...

The One True Constant
Posted by Alex Lang on

  "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  - 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NRSV)   I hope that you had a joyful Easter celebration yesterday. I am...