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Origin of the Word
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

Writing all of these devotions, I became curious as to when the word “devotion” began to be associated with religion. While looking up the Latin origins and their various conjugations, I became fascinated at the subtle differences in connotation between words like...

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...

“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...

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! 
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

June 14th is Music Appreciation Sunday, and I thought it might be kind of fun to use my devotionals over the next two weeks as a warm-up to my sermon on that Sunday. Today’s devotional is all about Mary Poppins. I love this movie. I love it! The story, the message, the acting, and of...

Why Sing? Why Not!
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

Speaking to each another has existed in one form or another for a very long time. There are even languages from ancient history that are lost to the sands of time. For the most part, singing is elevated speech. When words will not cut it, singing must step in to have this dance. If languages...

Breathe
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

To piggy back off of Alex’s devotional about the importance of sleep in relation to our mental health, I want to talk about the importance of breath (insert joke here). Duh, of course breathing is important! Seriously though, the quality of the breaths that we take is paramount to our...

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...

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...

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...