Category Archives: Sunday Devotional Blog

Repentance

Repentance- for many, it’s a pretty odd word.  It may conjur images of archaic practices or a “beat yourself up in Jesus’ name” mentality.  We don’t talk about repentance much these days, do we? In Jesus Mean and Wild, author … Continue reading

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Faithfulness

Kevin Conrad, in “Wisdom for Faithful Living Today,” shares this story: In 1940, Clarence Jordan founded Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, as a haven for racial unity and cooperation. In 1954, the Ku Klux Klan burned every building on the … Continue reading

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Battle Lines

You are in a battle.  Like it or not, aware of it or not, it’s real and it’s happening all around you.  And I’m not referring to the political skirmishes that litter the airwaves, or even the military combat that … Continue reading

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One step at a time…

One of my favorite writers, though she can be a bit irreverent at times, is Anne Lamott. She wrote this: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report … Continue reading

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Confession

You may have heard the saying, “Confession is good for the soul.” I looked up the source of this saying, and it turns out that it’s from an old (like 1621 or so) Scottish proverb, and that it actually reads, … Continue reading

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Too Busy?

I remember hearing this saying years ago, “If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.”  I understand what the big idea behind this is:  that busy-ness is just as dangerous and toxic to a life with God as … Continue reading

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Two Advents to Remember

Baby Jesus, asleep on the hay.  No crying He makes (that’s silly, of course He cried)- He is meek, mild, and harmless.  It’s a nice picture.  But left on its own, it’s also one of the greatest hazards to faith.  … Continue reading

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