Devotionals

By Hannah Weikart

For me summer is often a time of reconsidering. A new routine, new people, an opportunity to reinvent myself. It’s a time of comparison which makes me wonder: Did I take the right job? Travel adventurously enough? Or caption my pictures well? It makes me doubt whether or not God has me right where he wants me.

By Jessica Zastrow

In this excerpt from the Sermon on the Mount, we see Jesus challenge some different narratives with examples of people doing good works. So take a deep breath, and let’s jump in! 

By John MacKorell

When I was in school, I wanted to have a good time, be one of the guys, and get the attention of the pretty girls. Pretty standard for a fraternity guy I guess.

By Alison Smith

This week we're going to engage with Scripture in a different way through a practice called "Imaginative Prayer." Bear with me, it's not that weird. Developed by St. Ignatius in the mid 1500s as one of his Spiritual Exercises, Imaginative Prayer provides an opportunity to enter specific moments in Jesus’ life and thereby share his experience.

By Kim Gladney

I’m kind of a terrible runner. I was that kid who dreaded running the mile in gym class. I only played community soccer because they had to let every kid play at least half the game. Running has never, and still doesn’t, come naturally to me.

By Ariana Waters

I love long, slow summer days. Hot days mean eating watermelon outside, swimming in the lake or laying by the pool, and reading a book while watching summer thunderstorms roll through town. At least at our house, hot days gives us a chance to relax a little bit, which is a different pace from our normal hectic lives. 

By Mark Abdon

Credit to my parents; they raised me to be fairly independent.  And I think they succeeded.  By age 21, I had driven across the country by myself a couple times, lived abroad for a semester where few people spoke English, could do my own taxes, and add the proper amount of hot water to Ramen noodles. 

By Alison Smith
Getting Started

Welcome to week 1 of our Summer Weekly Devotional! Each week, we'll be posting a devotional written by Greek IV staff. Set aside 5 or 10 minutes to read the devotional and reflect on the passage. Our hope is that you will grow in your faith this summer through regular time in God's Word. In today's passage, Jesus is with his disciples at his friend Simon's house.

By Katie Haymond

A few weeks ago I went to visit my grandfather. My parents & I sat down in the living room after a lovely dinner & began to watch a Hallmark movie. About thirty minutes into the movie my grandfather walked in.

He said, “Are we at the conflict yet?"

We all began to laugh & said, “What do you mean?"

By Ariana Waters

The third week of Advent is "Gaudete Sunday" or "Joy Sunday". The Christmas season is filled with a mix of emotions. Maybe you passed your exams with flying colors or maybe you just failed a final and the stress is boiling over. Or perhaps you're excited to go home and see your family, but nervous about handling questions about your future.

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