Devotions

Running with Purpose

Running with Purpose

Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. // 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 He...
September 09, 2022
Let the Shepherd Guide You

Let the Shepherd Guide You

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; Beside restful waters he leads me; He refreshes my soul. // Psalm 23:1-3 I...
August 17, 2022
The Gift of Eyes to See

The Gift of Eyes to See

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see...
July 21, 2022
Lord, Rest Within My Heart

Lord, Rest Within My Heart

“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest...
June 27, 2022
Loved in This Very Moment

Loved in This Very Moment

“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” // Luke 3:22 I stood at the sink washing up dishes from breakfast, feeling my sadness. The day seemed...
January 09, 2022
Teach Me Your Ways

Teach Me Your Ways

"Lord, teach me your ways." // Psalm 25:4 Completing my Montessori training and then getting my first job as a lead teacher at my top-choice school, I felt excited to...
December 13, 2021
I Want to See Jesus

I Want to See Jesus

“Lemme see! Lemme see! I want to see!” Anyone who has been around children has probably hear these words countless times. In my years as a teacher for preschool and...
November 16, 2021
Can You Drink the Cup?

Can You Drink the Cup?

As I approached the line for Communion, I felt the words of the Gospel echo in my heart strongly inviting a response. “Can you drink the cup?” Feeling a bit...
October 17, 2021
Courage to Shine

Courage to Shine

We sat in silence. The entire prayer table filled with small lit candles. Although the lights were off, the room was illuminated by the collective light of our little flames....
September 20, 2021
Lessons from Little Children

Lessons from Little Children

My classroom assistant helps three young boys mop up a flood caused by a couple of spilled buckets of water. Two older boys argue about whose turn it is to...
August 02, 2021
"Martha, Martha"

"Martha, Martha"

“The one thing necessary,” my Dad would say. It was a somewhat ambiguous phrase he’d reference, sometimes almost a joke, but also expressing the depth and seriousness of his continual...
July 29, 2021
When Facing Pushback

When Facing Pushback

My mentor shared with me the story of her transformation. After God hadset her free her from various behaviors that had been keeping her in bondage, she was surprised to...
June 30, 2021