Devotional – Boldness

The packed room hushed in anticipation as Peter and John stood up to tell their story. Rumors had been flying all afternoon among the believers, and everyone wanted to hear for themselves if the incredible reports were true. John motioned for Peter to speak. “Friends! We are so happy to see you! Thank you for…

Devotional – Grandpa’s Letter

To save money while in grad school, my grandparents graciously allowed me to move in with them, rent-free. It was a little humbling after living “on my own” for a year after college, but looking back, I wouldn’t trade that season of life for anything. I had the privilege relating to my grandparents as an…

Devotional – I Can See Him From Here!

On an unusually warm mid-February morning, I let the early Spring soak into me for awhile on a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River in Virginia, thankful for some “D.C. detox” as I visited friends. When so much is going on in the outside world, it takes some time for the inside world to catch up.…

Devotional – You’re Invited

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let everyone who hears say, “Come.” And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. – Rev. 22:17, NRSV When I read that verse recently, I did a double-take. It’s familiar enough that somehow I’d missed one of…

Devotional – Hope for Methuselah

I switched on the light, but procrastinated my ignorance as long as possible, slowly opening my eyes and turning toward the clear bowl in the corner of my living room. I braced myself for the second time of the day. The first time was early in the morning, dreading the same scene I feared now:…

Devotional – Your Father Loves You

Your Father loves you. Maybe you don’t hear that enough. Or maybe you do, but it doesn’t really mean much. You know it’s important, it should mean something, but somehow, it hasn’t quite touched your heart yet. You get a warm feeling when you sing songs about His love, and as you listen to stories…