Devotions

You’re Invited to Abundant Life

You’re Invited to Abundant Life

For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments. // 1 John 1:6 There aren’t many things I would consider myself to have mastered in my twenty-four years...
November 11, 2022
You Don’t Have to Do it All

You Don’t Have to Do it All

He is like a tree planted near running water, that yields its fruit in due season. // Psalm 1:1-3 “You’re trying to do too much.” This blunt but much needed...
October 24, 2022
The Way of Vulnerability

The Way of Vulnerability

“Stretch out your hand.” // Luke 6:10 "How are you?" Something along the lines of “Oh, I’m fine!” has been my natural response for as long as I can remember....
September 05, 2022
New Friends and New Hope

New Friends and New Hope

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. // 1 Corinthians 2:2 Wow, I feel like I just went on a...
August 29, 2022
He Is Worth What He Asks For

He Is Worth What He Asks For

For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible. // Matthew 19:26 At twenty-two years old, I hadn’t thought much about tithing. I knew it was something...
August 16, 2022
You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can’t Do It Alone

Seek what is above. // Colossians 3:1 I knelt in the confessional and rattled off the same sins I had confessed the week before: gossip, cursing, sarcasm . . ....
July 31, 2022
The Better Plan

The Better Plan

“For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds.” // Luke 11:10 I sat in a conference hall surrounded by thousands of other young adults when I got...
July 24, 2022
What Do You Love?

What Do You Love?

“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” // Matthew 6:21 The first time I can recall thinking to myself, Wow, I really need to get my...
June 17, 2022
How Can We Know For Sure?

How Can We Know For Sure?

Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way? // John 14:5 I’ve always held a special affection for Thomas the Apostle. Sure, he...
May 13, 2022
His Abiding Presence

His Abiding Presence

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. // Psalm 34:18 I rolled my eyes at the sound of a text message coming to my phone. In the midst of heartache...
April 01, 2022
Things I Learned from My Dad

Things I Learned from My Dad

"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." // Luke 6:36 Some of my favorite things that I’ve learned from my dad—like how to lead with integrity, how to hit...
March 14, 2022
What I Can't Control

What I Can't Control

She came and fell at his feet. // Mark 7:25 The overhead light in my car flashed off as an indication that I had been sitting motionless in my driveway...
February 10, 2022