church · Daily Devotionals · Faith

The Corinthian Creedby Shawn McEvoy

Be on your guard, stand firm in faith, be men of courage, be strong; do everything in love. -  1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ********While this devotional is geared towards men, I felt like there were a some good thoughts for everyone, not just men.*********** Today's verse hangs on a board on the wall of my son. But years… Continue reading The Corinthian Creedby Shawn McEvoy

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Happiness Isn’t Required to Rejoice

By: Meg Bucher “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24 ESV “Don’t draw from the pile when there’s a wild card in your hand.” My husband repeated the proper UNO rules to my nine-year-old, as our oldest drained all the hot water for her shower.… Continue reading Happiness Isn’t Required to Rejoice

church · Easter

The Stir

By: Lysa Tuerkerst You know what my favorite part of the Easter miracle is? It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I have one. It’s the stir. The stir no one saw. That first second Jesus twitched beneath the burial clothes and death lost its sting. Hope, glorious hope rose in that second when the… Continue reading The Stir

church · What We Believe

What I Value about United Methodism: Intellectual Evangelicalism

As we are hearing more and more about the United Methodist Church and the divisions that are among them, Adam Hamilton has graciously written several posts talking about what as United Methodists we believe. These posts are for those who are remaining United Methodist, and not moving to the Global Methodist Church. If you have… Continue reading What I Value about United Methodism: Intellectual Evangelicalism

church · Daily Devotionals · Faith · Self Care

The Easy Way To Rest When You’re Exhausted

by: Asheritah Ciuciu Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV) I eyed the bright numbers on the clock telling me I’d be lucky to get four hours of sleep that night. Hitting “send” on my paper, I stumbled into bed, murmuring, “Once I graduate, then… Continue reading The Easy Way To Rest When You’re Exhausted

church · Daily Devotionals · Self Care

Is God Your Source of Encouragement?

By Victoria Riollano Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6 En·cour·age- to give support, confidence, or hope to someone. Many of us are looking to be encouraged or supported. We look… Continue reading Is God Your Source of Encouragement?

church · Holidays and Observances · Uncategorized

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I arise todayThrough a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,Through belief in the Threeness,Through confession of the Onenessof the Creator of creation.I arise todayThrough the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,Through the strength of His descent for… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Breastplate

church · Daily Devotionals · Faith · Prayer

A Prayer to Have Faith in Difficult Moments

 By Victoria Riollano By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going - Hebrews 11:8 The lights started to flicker.  Before long, the slight flickering turned into a multi-county power outage. On a chilly day in… Continue reading A Prayer to Have Faith in Difficult Moments

church · Prayer · World

Prayer for Ukraine, by Kayla Craig

Prayer for Ukraine, by Kayla Craig O God of peace, our hearts are heavyAnd our brains can barely keep up with the breaking news.We don’t know what to say or what to do in a world so wounded.So we come to you with hearts heavy forAll who sit in the crossfires of violence and acts… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine, by Kayla Craig