Category Archives: Devotions

Guest Post: Strength in Weakness

by Randy Timmerman  Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 “Where is the wise person?  Where is the teacher of the law?  Where is the philosopher of this age?” As a current Divinity School student, these questions seem to jump off the page and reach through … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Song the Song Birds Sing

by Heather Wray Read Psalm 19. My great grandmother was a woman who loved God’s creation. Once she asked me while we sat in her sunroom eating poptarts, “Heather, do you know what song the birds are singing?” I glanced … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Pain and Praise

by Rev. Daniel Wray Read Psalm 22:23-31. My freshman year of college was a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. Conditions in these areas were still desperate, and my home church in Richmond decided to go to Gulfport, Mississippi … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Withstanding Temptation

by Camille Z. Roddy At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending … Continue reading

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Guest Post: ‘Patience is a Virtue’

by Rev. Lindsey Baynham Read 1 Peter 3:18-22  Piers Plowman, a poem about finding faith coined the well-known phrase, “Patience is a virtue”. Patience, something that is a good and desired piece of one’s character, I’m convinced, is in some ways … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “I’m sorry. How Can I Help?”

by Rev. Lyndsie Blakely “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who … Continue reading

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Time-Out

Read Genesis 9:8-17. “When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:16) The rains came. The waters … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Deeper Journey

by Morgan Stafford Read 2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10 As I prepare and review lessons for this season of Lent, I find great wisdom in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. Paul aims to encourage and motivate his fellow followers … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Genuine Heart

by Latrice Mallard “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need don’t do as the hypocrites do-blowing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Grasshoppers of Life

by Rev. Mark Winter Read Joel 2:1-2; 12-17 My dad grew up in a Texas sharecropper’s shack during the Great Depression. He was barely a teenager when the “Grasshopper Wars” began. The winged insects darkened the sky like storm clouds, … Continue reading

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