Category Archives: Devotions

Guest Post: Get Prepared

by Rev. Tammie Grimm Read Mark 8:31-38 “Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Trust in God’s Promise

by Michelle Hettmann Read Psalm 118:19-29. This past fall, I studied abroad in Lugano, Switzerland, and Adigrat, Ethiopia. I was so blessed to have the opportunity to set foot in over 10 countries and experience glimpses of life in communities all … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Finding Silence

by Rev. Deacon Lisa McGehee “Be still and know I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Animals have an uncanny knack for reading the moods and habits of their human companions. My cat Pippin knows the precise moment when I wake up in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: One-Upmanship

by Brock Weigel Read Psalm 31: 9-16 “For my life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighing; my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my body has wasted away.” (Psalm 31: 10) While playing basketball, the goal … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Hope in the Darkness

by Lauren Wright Read Psalm 31:9-16. When I was in 4th grade, I desperately wanted a guinea pig for Christmas. Being the clever child that I was, I decided that I would name my guinea pig “Hope,” because it was … Continue reading

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Guest Post: God’s Love Endures Forever

By Taylor Sherwood In middle and high school, youth group was a huge part of my life.  I attended as many bible studies and youth group related activities as I could, and spent countless Sunday evenings in the youth basement forming a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “When I am Lifted Up . . .”

by Rev. Joe Varner Read John 12:20-33 During Lent, we are always mindful of the end: the cross and the tomb. The Gospels bear witness to this central focus in Jesus’ life. It is there at the cross where God … Continue reading

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A Vision of the Kingdom

Read Jeremiah 31:31-34. The other night our youth group served a meal at Park View Community Mission. In Lynchburg 24% of the population lives in poverty.  Every Wednesday evening, Park View hosts volunteer groups like our youth group who serve … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Love God, Love Others

by Kara Byrne Read Exodus 20:1-17. I was a teacher before I was a parent, so you’d expect that I’d have this whole discipline/ behavior management thing figured out, right? Nope. The lines get blurry when they’re your own children. … Continue reading

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“That’s Jesus”

“Whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.” (1 John 2:6) A few days after baby J was born, I texted a photo of her to my cousin Jennifer. She texted me back telling me … Continue reading

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