Devotions

A Perspective on Saturday

Mark 8:31-33, 9:30-32 We gather together as friends and family. It is a quiet day as we feel the weight of grief. There are moments of silence. It is hard to know what to say. Some of our closest friends are missing; they scattered, trying to process their own heartache. Who could blame them? The noise of the city and the loud celebrations in places...

From Crushed to Confident

by Cherrie Segrist The path of my life has not always been easy. In fact, it has taken time for my heart to start the healing process from many wounds. In my life, I have endured physical abuse, mental abuse, and emotional abuse.Through my journey of healing, as part of Flourish’s Coach House program thisyear, I have learned two major things. First, God hates abuse;...

A Perspective on Friday

by Kim HammonsIn my gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, you will find a passage that gives the account of Jesus’ betrayal,...

A Conversation on Thursday

– A conversation between the landlord of the Upper Room space and his young apprentice.by Chuck Clore “Azahmar, I don’t know what possessed you to...

A Perspective on Wednesday

I pour the wine while I hold my breath. It’s been some time since we had a gathering around the table like this. Simon, my...

A Perspective on Tuesday:

Mark 11:20 - 13:37My head is spinning from today’s ominous events. As we made our morning trek back to the Temple for another day...

A Perspective on Monday

written by Christopher Lazzarro “I wonder if the emperor would think his empire as glorious here, as in his gardens,” Marcus the legionary mused. The...

Palm Sunday

Everyone knew about our two donkeys. In fact, they had become a village joke. No matter how hard my father tried to train either...

Christmas Day Devotional

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his...

The Deepest Love

by LaDonna Greiner As you ponder this thought, perhaps your family and closest friends come to mind. What about a child, sibling, or spouse...

God’s Most Glorious Joy

written by Chris Lazzaro Entering a back alley in Kuala Lumpur, we walked into a festival of smell. Pulling my wife and me through...

Strengthening Your Marriage (Fall Marriage Class)

by Mark MildrenWhen I was in seminary at Southern Methodist University, Pastoral Care and Counseling was a required year-long class. That was a very...

Fall Sermon Series: Fruit of the Spirit

When I was a young Christian, I thought the Christian life was mostly about the things I didn’t do. You know how it goes:...

Consider the Lillies

Easter, our celebration of the Resurrection, is behind us. This isn’t an ending, however, but a launch into the joyful season of Eastertide. In...