Staff Meeting Devotional Sept. 30, 2014

“Get Back on the Bike” Exercise is like spiritual growth—there are times when everything goes well and we’re cruising along easily, watching weight drop off and muscles become toned; other times, we plateau, see no progress, and feel like quitting.  C.S. Lewis is an author who helps me be OK with being in a continual […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Aug. 26, 2014

Hopelessness When you watch the news, or pray for friends, family, a situation, or the nations, do you ever feel a sense of hopelessness? Sometimes, we look around and think, “How can this situation change? What can be done here? How can evil be overcome?”

Staff Meeting Devotional Aug. 19, 2014

Thought for the day:  God is not limited by your story. Whatever is in your past, including your sins or the sins of others, God is able to work out a story of redemption. In what areas of your life might you open yourself to His work of cleaning you out and building you up […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Aug. 5, 2014

“Perseverance” At a previous job that I held for a long time, I found myself struggling to succeed. As the resources for doing the job seemed to decrease, I thought the answer was to persevere, to endure, to work a little faster, a little longer. In the end, God took pity on me and stepped […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Apr. 15, 2014

“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho?” Joshua 6 brings to mind the song “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” which celebrates Joshua’s faith. Though his faith is notable for sure, there’s a whole lot of emphasis on the work of the Lord in this chapter!

Staff Meeting Devotional Apr. 8, 2014

“I know the plans I have for you…” Jeremiah 29:4-14 Jeremiah wrote to the exiles in Babylon with instructions and prophecy. His instructions are that the people should not to sit and cross their arms in anger at the Babylonians’ destruction of their capitol city, though they would seem justified in this reaction. He tells […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Mar. 25, 2014

“Good King, Bad King?” (2 Kings 18-21, 2 Chronicles 29-33) Hezekiah was a good king, tearing down idols and the high places set up by past kings of Judah, trusting in God and keeping his commands, and reopening the temple. Yet in 2 Kings 19, pride takes over and he shows off the wealth of […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Mar. 11, 2014

“Doubting Thomas” Remember back to the days of high school, when yearbooks would come out at the end of the year. Did you find yourself leafing through the pages, wondering if you were in any of the activity pictures, only to find yourself saying, “Oh no, they picked that picture?!” I wonder if Thomas would […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Mar. 4, 2014

“This Is My Son” Luke 9:28-36 This passage describes the transfiguration of Jesus and suggests so many questions! What exactly were Jesus, Moses, and Elijah saying about Jesus’ departure? Did they talk about the cross? His ascent into heaven? Other upcoming events? How did the disciples know that it was Moses and Elijah talking with […]

Staff Meeting Devotional Feb. 18, 2014

“Are You for Me or Against Me?” You know those days when someone lets you down, or things don’t go as you had planned? Our indignation cries, “Why isn’t so-and-so doing what I need them to? Why can’t my plan work the way I thought it needs to? The way this is happening isn’t good […]