Devotional – When Jesus Passes Your Way

Have you ever felt this kind of moment in time: an opportunity arises when you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart, you hesitate, and someone else says, “I will!” And you walk away wondering “What if…” Today I want to share the story found in Mark chapter 10 of Blind Bartimaeus–a man who…

Devotional – Happy Juneteenth!

How are you celebrating Juneteenth? Maybe you haven’t heard of it yet, but I think it’s time we spread the word a little wider about this significant U.S. holiday and the powerful story behind it. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the announcement of slavery’s end in the state of…

Devotional – Crossing the Street

It was the first morning of my 10-day vacation in Cambodia. It was hot, and I was jet-lagged. Phnom Penh swirled around me as my friend pointed, shared, and advised our way to the café for breakfast. I felt like my brain was a half-mile behind my body, so I developed a survival skill that…

Devotional – We are Going to Serve…

I wake up in the morning to my phone’s alarm. It has a function on it that allows me to place some text on my phone’s screen every time the alarm sounds, so I thought it would be a good idea to place the latter part of Joshua 24:15 as my daily reminder: “As for…

Devotional – A Cup in the Ocean

There are some days it just feels like you just can’t catch up with life. You’re working hard, but the to-do list only grows longer. Or you get through the list because you skipped exercising, eating well, sleeping, devotional time, or investing in relationships. Or maybe you really blew it and feel the full weight…

Devotional: “The Joy of Getting”

Does anyone else feel it? It’s not the magic of Christmas, it’s the pressure. And for some reason it’s so bad this year that even writing this devotional is a challenge. I’m racking my brain (and maybe even the internet) for a warm Christmas story, or a new angle on the original Christmas story, or…something.…