Devotional – The Crucifixion Song

I was in California a couple of weeks ago for a wedding, and on Saturday morning I got to hear my friend Tim, a pastor in northern California, give a sermon, the basis of which gives me my topic for this devotional.   This pastor is the type of person who can find a song…

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 – 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 – 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…