by Dave Shepardson on January 16th, 2024
Paul’s relationship with Christ set his joy, so his circumstances could never change his joy. In fact, the worse the circumstances were, the more he was motivated to deepen his relationship with Christ. Which, through an ever-deepening relationship with Christ, his rest, his peace, and his joy were deepened.
by Daisy Davis on January 15th, 2024
When I was little, I had a very difficult time controlling my temper. My dad used to tell me I needed to learn how to be “even-keeled” in life and not let my circumstances or other people impact me to the point where it got me into trouble. . . .
Transformation - This is The Way
by Tricia Reardon on January 12th, 2024
All of God’s love toward us, all of his thoughts toward us, all of his plans for us – all revolve around transforming us more and more into his image.
by Dave Shepardson on January 10th, 2024
You have a Heavenly Father who is the perfect Father. . . If you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior today, then God promises you in his Word that you have been adopted and that you can now call him Abba Father.
Are You Feasting On The Bounty?
by Daisy Davis on January 8th, 2024
I will be the first person to admit that change terrifies me. It is something I am asking God to help me with. I am afraid of the unknown. I am afraid of having the rug pulled out from under me. I am paralyzed with fear when I think about my life losing any type of stability or predictability. . . .
The Abundant Life
by Dave Shepardson on January 5th, 2024
What does the "Abundant Life" mean? The key to the original, abundant life was unbroken fellowship with God. . . .
Praying With One Eye Open
by Daisy Davis on January 3rd, 2024
I’m going to say it: Praying boldly terrifies me. And not because I think God is limited or unwilling. I think mostly I’m afraid of asking for something out of God’s will and setting myself up for failure and disappointment. I would rather not ask and save myself the humiliation of trying to get God to do something he’s just not going to do.
Jesus Felt It, Too
by Daisy Davis on January 1st, 2024
My life has been very unglamorous. There has been a lot of pain, devastation, and disappointment over the years. There are memories that I look back on and wish I could bottle up, keep in a basement, and never remember again because of the shame and fear and hurt that they hold.
A Life's Resolution
by Dave Shepardson on December 30th, 2023
Did you know that making New Year’s resolutions goes back 3,000 years to the ancient Babylonians? For 3,000 years, people have been saying, “This year, I’m going to stop smoking and lose some weight,” and for 3,000 years, New Year’s resolutions have been failing. . . .
by Daisy Davis on December 27th, 2023
There have been many prayers in my life that have seemingly gone unanswered. Some prayers I prayed and forgot about. Some prayers made me wonder if God was even listening to me. So today, I want to share with you what I do when my prayers go unanswered.
by Daisy on December 25th, 2023
The Christmas season is full of expectation and excitement leading up to the big day. . .
What is Hope?
by Dave Shepardson on December 22nd, 2023
What is hope? As Christians, this might be a familiar term but can often be mistaken for wishful thinking.
God is on the Move
by Daisy Davis, Tricia Reardon on December 20th, 2023
I had a youth pastor who used to tell us that “God is always on the move.” God is aware. God is always present, attentive, and vigilant. There is never a time when he isn’t orchestrating a lesson or a miracle.
The Gift of Love
by Daisy Davis on December 18th, 2023
As I was pulling out my laptop to work on today’s devotional, the waitress at the diner I am working from came over to tell me that an older woman had already paid for my breakfast.
Take Up Your Cross
by Dave Shepardson on December 15th, 2023
What does this mean? Well, it's not, “This difficulty is my cross to bear.” To the first Disciples, the cross meant only one thing. It was the most humiliating and horrific form of death the Romans could come up with, . . .
Spitting Out Poison
by Daisy Davis on December 13th, 2023
Anger is poison to our mind and body. Not knowing how to let go of anger can disconnect us from love and harden our hearts. It has also been medically proven to raise blood pressure and lead to chronic pain. Most importantly, it puts us out of sync with God’s will.
Be The Christmas Miracle
by Daisy Davis on December 11th, 2023
It is so important to remember that the holidays are not always a holly, jolly good time. There is often a lot of grief, heartache, and loneliness around Christmas.
Miss Lonely Heart
by Daisy on December 8th, 2023
Last night, I watched Hitchcock's Rear Window. In the film, Jimmy Stewart's character is confined to a wheelchair, and he becomes mesmerized by a woman he refers to as "Miss Lonely Heart."
The Power of Love
by Daisy on December 6th, 2023
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self- discipline.”
He Came Back For Me
by Daisy on December 4th, 2023
As we approach Christmas, I am reminded of something that God let me witness last year. As I was walking through a crowded mall, I was ambushed by a little girl in blonde pigtails. She was screaming at the top of her lungs with excitement . . .
An Enslaved Heart
by Daisy Davis on December 1st, 2023
As I sit down to reflect today, my heart feels so heavy. It seems that no matter where I go, I see so much suffering. Homelessness, addiction, crime, deceit . . . where has the goodness gone? . . .
The Worst Gift
by Daisy Davis on November 29th, 2023
To this day, the worst gift I’ve ever received was a Furby. A horrid little fuzzy robot with creepy, blinking bug eyes and the most obnoxious voice.
What is Hope?
by Dave Shepardson on November 9th, 2023
8-minute devotion with Pastor Dave. Grab your Bible and journal and spend some time Alone With God. God bless you.
Journal - Hope 05 - wk16
by Tricia Reardon on April 26th, 2023
God promises we can overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit - that is an incredible truth to think about and rest in. The joy and peace that God offers us is supernatural.