Encouragement · Weekend Word Devotions

Weekend Word: The Gifts Are In You

Read: 2 Timothy 1:3-7 Today’s Scripture: “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands” (2 Timothy 1:6, NIV). I wasn’t sure that I knew what I was doing. When I began leading a children’s ministry, I was excited but nervous.… Continue reading Weekend Word: The Gifts Are In You

Growth · Weekend Word Devotions

Weekend Word: Don’t Forget to Ask for Help

Today’s Scripture: “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith” (2 Thessalonians 1:11). While playing an online game, I found myself surrounded… Continue reading Weekend Word: Don’t Forget to Ask for Help

Strength · Weekend Word Devotions

Weekend Word: Superhuman Power

Read: Colossians 1:24-29 Today’s Scripture: “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29). One of my favorite superheroes is Captain America. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers wants desperately to fight against the Nazi threat in World War II. He works hard to… Continue reading Weekend Word: Superhuman Power

Growth · Weekend Word Devotions

Weekend Word: Keep Pressing On

Read: Philippians 3:10-14 Today’s Scripture:  “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me” (Philippians 3:12). “Slow and steady wins the race.” Or so the popular saying goes, derived from the familiar… Continue reading Weekend Word: Keep Pressing On

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Weekend Word: When Hope is Hard to Grasp

[Today’s devotion on hope is a part of the Weekend Word devotional series. Come back every Saturday for fresh insights on God’s Word, or follow my blog via email or WordPress to get my content sent straight to your inbox.] Read: Job 29:1-6 Today’s Scripture: 3 And not only that, but we also rejoice in… Continue reading Weekend Word: When Hope is Hard to Grasp

Encouragement · Weekend Word Devotions

Weekend Word: Are You Playing the Comparison Game?

Read: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Today’s Scripture: “Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God” (2 Corinthians 3:5, NIV) As I watched the speaker, another kid’s ministry leader, masterfully retell a section of Scripture in vivid detail to a captive audience, I couldn’t help but feel… Continue reading Weekend Word: Are You Playing the Comparison Game?

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Weekend Word: Committing to Thankfulness This Year

[Today’s devotion on thankfulness is a part of the Weekend Word devotional series. Come back every Saturday for fresh insights from God’s Word, or follow my blog via email or WordPress to have my content sent straight to your inbox.] Read: Colossians 3:15-17 Today’s Scripture: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do… Continue reading Weekend Word: Committing to Thankfulness This Year