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…

Devotional – Dear Future-Self

  Right before Jesus left earth, He told His followers to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit. They waited for 10 days. I wonder what was going through their hearts and minds as they prayed and waited?  Here’s a creative guess, from a page in Peter’s journal. (Probably the only entry, since…