Devotionals

By Brooke Pland

Lately, one particular worship song has been popping up around me over and over again: Firm Foundation (He Won’t) by Maverick City Music, Cody Carnes, and Chandler Moore. My friends have been singing it, church worship sets have been including it, and it just keeps getting stuck in my head. The song is beautiful, but I really didn’t think much about it until I realized that the Gospel passage God had put on my heart for this very devotional – “The Wise and Foolish Builders,” from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – is the exact teaching the song is based on.

By Dusty Harrison

Back in my “glory days” of playing high school football, my coach was famous for his motivational one-liners. During the dog days of summer – usually at the end of practice while running wind sprints – all I could think about was being done and getting back to the comfort of cold water and AC. 

By Mark Abdon

Last year, our family got sheepadoodle puppy. I drove eight hours to Pennsylvania to pick up Buster from an Amish family that had been raising him on a dairy farm. Buster was a cute puppy in the way that all puppies are cute. He was also visibly dirty, and brought some unwanted relics of the dairy farm with him. This guy needed a bath.

By Michelle Lindsay

What do you spend the majority of your time thinking about? When you have free moments to daydream, where do you notice your thoughts wandering? As you’re getting ready for a busy day ahead at school or work, what’s going through your mind?

By Jonathan Harmon

History often has a way of repeating itself. Just this past week, gas prices rose due to inflation, tensions in Russia and Ukraine have yet to cease, and the most popular song globally on Spotify is Kate Bush’s - Running Up that Hill. Looking at you Stranger Things. Turn back the page to mid 1980’s and you’ll see an eerie familiarity with our current state of events. Which got me thinking, why is that history tends to repeat itself? I wonder, however, if it correlates with our ability, or in most cases our inability, to remember.

By Sarah Coleman

As a college student, I always liked kicking my summers off with a good lie to myself. It would start each May just as finals were coming to a close. I would make big plans for my ideal summer full of rest.

By Taylor Brooks

Anyone else coming into Summer already feeling nervous about a Summer job, internship, or next school year? For me, entering into this Summer feels like entering into a new, nerve-wracking season.

By Olivia Greiwe

Have you ever gotten super into something to the point where it affects your entire life? Like fantasy football, eating Keto, or that reality tv dating show you hate-watch with your friends? It’s to the point where everybody knows your obsession and you absolutely will be organizing your week or your budget around it.

By Catherine Elder

As the days have been getting longer recently, I’m more aware this year than I have been in a while of the opportunities that summer brings to grow my relationship with God. Hear me out, I know I have time for that regardless of how much daylight we get. But in summer, my days just feel lighter.

By Taylor Brooks

Is it really almost 2022 already?? I don’t know about you, but this past year has felt like a blur- a blur that began all the way back in 2020. There’s been a near constant barrage of changing covid regulations, news stories that sadden and/or anger us, loss, and increasing political polarization. At the same time, God has continued to move in our lives collectively and individually. 

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