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2018 Advent Devotional – December 18

Isaiah 11: 6 -9 “…And a Little Child Shall Lead Them” I was fortunate to know my great-grandfather. He was not one to attend church devotedly, except for the occasional funeral. However, in day-to-day conversation, he would say various scripture phrases to make a...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 17

Isaiah 11:1-9 The Light Isaiah Saw One of the things I love most about the Christmas season is the almost palpable atmosphere of joy and hope it brings. Around the holidays, folks tend to look at the world in a more optimistic way and treat each other with a little...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 16

Luke 3:8  Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. Your Harvest As I read this scripture, my very first thought was...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 15

Luke 1:57-66 Follow the Star of Light I can remember a time in my life when I experienced the leading of our Mighty God. After a business meeting, I received a call from a colleague telling me of a position that might be of interest to me. Because I was very unhappy...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 14

Amos 8:4-12, Isaiah 12:2-6 Waiting with Hope Hope is a beautiful thing. Truly medicine to a hurting soul. Life is hard and sometimes we make it more difficult. The passage in Amos points to a people making life harder than it has to be with wicked ways. Because we...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 13

John 8:12, Mark 5:14 "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (RSV) “You are the light of the world.” (RVS) Reflection In John, it says that Jesus is the light of the world and in Matthew, it says we...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 12

Isaiah 35:3-7 God’s Guiding Light In verse 4 of today’s scripture reading, Isaiah reminds us that, when you are afraid, God will make his presence known to you and save you. His light will lead you through dark times and be a shining beacon of hope. You can trust God...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 11

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Grace and Peace Be Yours The Bible has given us all the knowledge we need in order to live an abundant life on this earth. One of the most powerful aptitudes God...

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Pray Without Ceasing

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 During my junior year of high school, I started to discern God calling me to vocational ministry. I had an...

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For the Sake of Others

Last Sunday we began a new series titled “Sacred Rhythms,” inspired by Ruth Haley Barton’s book of the same title and my own personal experience with the spiritual formation program at the Transforming Center.  This week we will share brief reflections from Ruth and...

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The Necessity of Community

Last Sunday we began a new series titled “Sacred Rhythms,” inspired by Ruth Haley Barton’s book of the same title and my own personal experience with the spiritual formation program at the Transforming Center.  This week we will share brief reflections from Ruth and...

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The Role of Spiritual Disciplines

Last Sunday we began a new series titled “Sacred Rhythms,” inspired by Ruth Haley Barton’s book of the same title and my own personal experience with the spiritual formation program at the Transforming Center.  This week we will share brief reflections from Ruth and...

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Embracing Mystery

Last Sunday we began a new series titled “Sacred Rhythms,” inspired by Ruth Haley Barton’s book of the same title and my own personal experience with the spiritual formation program at the Transforming Center.  This week we will share brief reflections from Ruth and...

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The Work of the Spirit

Last Sunday we began a new series titled “Sacred Rhythms,” inspired by Ruth Haley Barton’s book of the same title and my own personal experience with the spiritual formation program at the Transforming Center.  This week we will share brief reflections from Ruth and...

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Renewing the Mind

Last Sunday we began a new series titled “Sacred Rhythms,” inspired by Ruth Haley Barton’s book of the same title and my own personal experience with the spiritual formation program at the Transforming Center.  This week we will share brief reflections from Ruth and...

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