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How Can I Take A Sabbath?
November 9th, 2022
Take Time, Part 2— How can I take a Sabbath? That is a question I ask myself a lot. I feel like life is sometimes so busy that it is hard to just rest. Between working, doing house chores, prepping dinner, my husband coaching, and my son’s after-school activities, life can feel very overwhelming.I have never liked sitting still, but sometimes I wonder if I am doing too much and not getting enough ...
Our Deepest Desire // Take Time, Part 1 [Devo]
November 2nd, 2022
Take Time, Part 1“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” –Matthew 5:6 What does it mean to “hunger and thirst for righteousness?” Our bodies need food and water to survive. God designed hunger and thirst to be mechanisms that alert our minds to the reality that in order to continue, we need to eat and drink! Thankfully, most of us rarely experience t...
Choices // Homecoming, Part 7 [Devo]
October 27th, 2022
Homecoming, Part 7I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.–Dwight L. Moody I love Jesus. He is my Savior. I choose to recognize that my problem is sin and that the solution is found in the person of Jesus. I believe in Him. The thought of living eternally with God is the source of joy and peace in my life.The source of sorrow in my life is for those who have not realized and not acted...
Worship As In Heaven // Homecoming, Part 6 [Devo]
October 19th, 2022
Homecoming, Part 6— During our sermon series titled “Homecoming,” Pastors Tim and Josh have taught us all about heaven. They have taught us why it exists, what it will be like, and how we can get there. When I was a kid, I would imagine what heaven would be like. The streets of gold, giant mansions, maybe candy for dinner. I have since moved on from that last one, but as a kid, it was enticing. Pa...
Treasures In Heaven // Homecoming, Part 5 [Devo]
October 12th, 2022
Homecoming, Part 5— Home is where the heart is…It’s a saying I’ve heard all my life. The saying is meant to be symbolic of an emotional state, meaning you have a deep love for where you are, even if it’s not your actual home. But for me, there’s truth in this statement in a realistic way.In my home are the people I love most in this world, my husband and two children — my heart. My passion (heart)...
This Is Not Where We Belong // Homecoming, Part 4 [Devo]
October 5th, 2022
Homecoming, Part 4 Growing up, whenever my family was on the road, we almost always had on a Christian radio station … specifically K-Love, for those who are familiar — it was my family’s go-to. There was one song that the younger me always raised objection to when it came on. I remember telling my mom that I did not like it. It was a song by Building 429 called “Where I Belong.” The reason I did...
Our Heavenly Bridge // Homecoming, Part 3 [Devo]
September 29th, 2022
Type your new text here. Homecoming, Part 3— At the Pittsburgh Zoo, there is an amazing exhibit built to look like a tree house. Kids have the opportunity to imagine what it would be like to observe animals in the wild from the tree tops, with elevated walking paths that include a wooden swinging bridge. This is probably my least favorite part of any trip to the zoo. While my boys delight in runni...
The Truth Will Set You Free // Homecoming, Part 2 [Devo]
September 21st, 2022
Homecoming, Part 2— My family has a very familiar relationship with death. Two years before I was born, my sister, Kelley Anne, passed away at the age of five from cancer. When I was five, my brother, Christopher, passed away at the age of 19 from the same type of cancer. When I was 14, my mother passed away from breast and lung cancer. Needless to say, my father, my other two siblings, and I have...
Run The Race // Homecoming, Part 1 [Devo]
September 14th, 2022
Homecoming, Part 1— When I was in high school, I ran cross country. I stand at 5 feet 11 inches, and my long legs gave me an advantage, especially on the downhills, where my stride could reach its full potential. Training for these 3.1 mile races meant daily, grueling, long-distance runs that would stretch three to four times the distance of the race in order to build endurance and perseverance. I...
Be An Influencer // Baptism Sunday [Devo]
September 7th, 2022
Type your new text here. Baptism Sunday— I remember when I was baptized... It was in 2006, in Cheat Lake. It was a pretty special day for me, but also a scary one. See, I pretty much grew up in the church. I started a relationship with Christ when I was young, and then again in high school when I understood more of what it meant. Growing up and hearing about baptism, I knew that it was a step I ne...
Yesterday for Today // Immovable, Part 2 [Devo]
September 7th, 2022
Immovable, Part 2— On Sunday, Pastor Tim spoke about the skepticism new readers of the Bible can sometimes face when reading stories that don’t quite fit within our sense of reality. He talked about the Bible being just as true today as it was when written long ago.Oftentimes, I try to find myself in certain biblical stories, related to a situation I’m currently facing. The first story that always...
The Bible Is True // Immovable, Part 1 [Devo]
August 24th, 2022
Immovable, Part 1— Has anyone ever asked you why you believe in the Bible? Why would you believe in something that was written thousands of years ago? How does the Bible pertain to us today?Since I grew up in Morgantown, I decided to attend West Virginia University after graduating from Morgantown High School. I attended Campus Crusade for Christ and continued building my faith throughout college....
Southern Hospitality // Art of Neighboring, Part 2 [Devo]
August 17th, 2022
Art of Neighboring, Part 2— I grew up in a small, rural town in Southern West Virginia. Most of my family has lived there for generations. It’s the kind of town where everyone knows each other — they go to the same church, attend the same community events, wave as they pass by one another. And they’re some of the best neighbors to ever exist. As a kid, if something was broken, a neighbor was there...
Won't You Be My Neighbor // Art of Neighboring, Part 1 [Devo]
August 10th, 2022
The Art of Neighboring, Part 1— I grew up as a military child, living in many different places over the years. This meant that my family lived on military bases, and our neighbors quickly became our family, since our relatives were often over 1,000 miles away. These were the people we had Thanksgiving with, celebrated birthdays and other milestones with, and even drew close to during the sad momen...
Walk the Walk // Face to Face, Part 9 [Devo]
August 3rd, 2022
Face to Face, Part 9— Have you ever done a trust fall? You know, the thing where you put your arms out, fall backwards, and trust that the person behind you is going to catch you? Even if the person behind you is the one you trust the most in life, it can be difficult to just fall. Why is that? Why do we have this lack of trust with something so simple? We believe the person will catch us, but we ...
Out of the Darkness// Face to Face, Part 8 [Devo]
July 27th, 2022
Type your new text here. Have you ever found yourself in complete darkness?My home is located on a country road lined with trees. While the trees provide a lovely backdrop, especially during the autumn months, they also tend to sway and topple over during a storm or high wind. This leads to downed power lines and the loss of electricity several times a year. We sometimes wake up in the middle of t...
Put Down The Gavel // Devotional
July 21st, 2022
Type your new text here. Face to Face, Part 7Author: Andrew Archer, Student Ministry Director—Growing up, my family was middle class. We certainly had all of our needs met, but we lived a life that was far from extravagant. That included the way in which we dressed. While I did have the privilege of going clothes shopping at the start of each school year, my parents certainly prized value over sty...
Face to Face - Part 6 [Devo]
July 13th, 2022
Face to Face, Part 6— What does it mean to pledge allegiance to something? Dictionary.com defines allegiance as “loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like.”  The earliest I can remember pledging allegiance to something was in elementary school. Every morning, the principal, a teacher or even a student would deliver the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker, and then everyon...
Face to Face - Part 5 [Devo]
July 6th, 2022
Face to Face, Part 5— “Sometimes things just go wrong.” I remember hearing that quite often throughout my life. Whether it was striking out in a little league game, which happened often, or a more serious situation, like a car accident. Sometimes, no matter how much you practice or how carefully you drive, things just go wrong.My eldest brother, Bryan, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he wa...
Face to Face - Part 4 [Devo]
June 28th, 2022
Face to Face, Part 4—I imagine that most of us, seeing as we are all human, have gone through heartaches and heartbreaks, where people close to us betray our trust, hurt our feelings or simply disregard us. I imagine that a lot of that has come through romantic relationships. Being in a marriage or trying to find a spouse — someone to give your love, care, and affection to for as long as you both ...

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