Devotions

The Net of Distraction

The Net of Distraction

“At once they left their nets and followed him.” // Matthew 4:20 I tap my fingers along the steering wheel. A barrage of thoughts, plans, and to-do lists run incessantly...
November 30, 2022
Forgotten Longings of the Heart

Forgotten Longings of the Heart

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest, in which she puts her young. Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God!// Psalm 84:3...
November 25, 2022
Called to the Table of the King

Called to the Table of the King

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”// Luke 14:11 The church was nearly silent, other than the soft rustling of...
October 29, 2022
Powerful Truths from the Kitchen Stove

Powerful Truths from the Kitchen Stove

“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”// Luke 11:9-13 A small tree grew alongside...
October 06, 2022
Rely on His Strength

Rely on His Strength

"Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you." // John 16:23 I heard the soft chiming of the alarm clock....
May 27, 2022
Cloaked with Heavy Tension

Cloaked with Heavy Tension

And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation. // John 16:8 The shouting increased, shattering the peace of the quiet evening....
May 24, 2022
Seek His Mercy

Seek His Mercy

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.” // John 15:9 A rhythmic patter of rain hit the old, weathered roof of the...
May 19, 2022
Gather Every Fragment

Gather Every Fragment

"Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost."// John 6:12 I live in the Arizona desert. The dirt here feels parched, but the land is not barren....
April 29, 2022
I Am Set Free

I Am Set Free

For as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. // John 20:9 They stood at the front of the church on Easter Vigil,...
April 17, 2022
He Is Hope Fulfilled

He Is Hope Fulfilled

I lit each candle, whispering their names, and letting the tears fall. The sweet smell of melting wax and smoke was both familiar and comforting. Yet the ache in my...
November 28, 2021
The Lord Knew Him and Us

The Lord Knew Him and Us

He leaned against our kitchen counter, clutching his plate close to his chest, quickly shoveling forkfuls of food in his mouth. His eyes darted around nervously, a habit he developed...
November 04, 2021
What's Humble Holiness All About?

What's Humble Holiness All About?

I walked up the smooth stone steps, balancing a tray of muffins in one hand as my five-month-old daughter squirmed on my hip, and repeatedly poked me in the eye...
October 30, 2021