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 – 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 – 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 Countdown

In June, in a moment of brilliance, I started a countdown. With the water-cooler breaking down multiple times, it was time to cast our eyes on better days to come…in the new building. The North American Division has been on the path to moving out from the General Conference Headquarters since it’s official inception in…