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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 ...
Face to Face - Part 3 [Devo]
June 22nd, 2022
Face to Face, Part3—I got pretty good grades in school. I was a mostly-A student. I thought I knew how to study and take a test, and figured I knew just about everything by the time I graduated high school. Then I went to college. There was certainly an adjustment period. I learned some more, figured out how to truly study (hint, actually read the book you spent hundreds of dollars on), and was de...
Face to Face - Part 2 [Devo]
June 21st, 2022
I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I'm not enoughEvery single lie that tells me I will never measure upAm I more than just the sum of every high and every lowRemind me once again just who I am because I need to know As I listened to Nicki sing You Say by Lauren Daigle during Sunday’s service, I realized that I often find myself with this mindset. I am not one of “the beautiful people” that...
Face to Face - Part 1 [Devo]
June 15th, 2022
Face to Face, Part 1— 2 Corinthians 5:7 reminds us that “we walk by faith, not by sight.” Today, Christians believe and trust in God, who we cannot see. But for one blessed generation 2000 years ago, they had the privilege of being face to face with Jesus, who said in John 14:9, “the one who has seen me has seen the Father.” Those men and women, boys and girls, who came face to face with Jesus, en...
Finding Purpose, Part 5 [Devo]
June 8th, 2022
Finding Purpose, Part 5 [Devo]— I look forward to WVU football in the fall. The experience, the band playing pregame, the team running out of the tunnel, and of course, the game. Especially if WVU wins. One of my favorite moments at every WVU Football home game happens just after the team runs on the field. A number of the players run to the north end zone, and they take a knee in prayer.I believe...
Baptism Sunday [Devo]
June 1st, 2022
Baptism Sunday— I recently inherited my mother’s collection of house plants. Near the end of her battle with cancer, many of these plants were neglected and needed some attention. So after receiving them, I got to work moving them into new pots, separating those that were too crowded and removing old growth. It was therapeutic for me to watch the reactions of these repotted seedlings as they adapt...
Finding Purpose - Part 4 [Devo]
May 25th, 2022
Finding Purpose – Part 4— We need the church, and the church needs us!Do you ever think that the church needs YOU? At this thought, it’s easy to question what we could possibly do to serve the church. All of our insecurities come to the surface, and we start to talk ourselves out of volunteering to serve.As a part of the church, we each need to find our niche. There is a place for everyone!In 1 Co...
Finding Purpose - Part 3 [Devo]
May 11th, 2022
Finding Purpose - Part 3— When my two daughters were babies, I had the privilege of staying home with them. Although I loved being home, I often struggled to find meaning in my day-to-day life. In college, I had dreamed of becoming an award-winning journalist… a career that would surely give me a feeling of purpose. But instead, after my first child was born, I became a stay-at-home mom.Like I ima...
Finding Purpose - Part 2 [Devo]
May 5th, 2022
Finding Purpose Part 2—On Sunday, Pastor Josh continued our series on “Finding Purpose” by speaking about something we all have experience with: pain. Whether it’s physical pain, like a broken bone, or emotional pain, like losing someone you love, we all encounter pain in our daily lives.Josh referenced John 16:33 where Jesus says, “Be courageous! I have CONQUERED the world.” And in Revelation 21:...
Finding Purpose - Part 1 [Devo]
April 27th, 2022
Finding Purpose - Part 1 — On Sunday, Pastor Tim kicked off the “Finding Purpose” series by making the point that because God created and recreated us, we have purpose in life. God has given us each talents, abilities, and strengths so that we can make a contribution to this world......
Day 8 - Resurrection // Holy Week
April 17th, 2022
“The angel told the women, ‘Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you.’So, departing quickly from the tomb wit...
Day 7 - Jesus in the Tomb // Holy Week
April 16th, 2022
“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took His body away. Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about seventy-five pounds of myrrh and aloes. Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen c...
Day 6 - The Cross // Holy Week
April 15th, 2022
“They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ they said. They spit on him and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him....
Day 5 - Barabbas // Holy Week
April 14th, 2022
“At the festival the governor’s custom was to release to the crowd a prisoner they wanted. At that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. So when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Who is it you want me to release for you — Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” For he knew it was because of envy that they had handed him over.While he was sitting on the judge’s bench...

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