The Collection - Devotionals

An Endless Supply

by Sarah Guthrie

“I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls…” (2 Cor. 12:15 emphasis added.)It had been a long day, longer than usual. Yet another student had fallen ill at the discipleship training school I serve at … and it was far from pretty.


Devotion

This is the Day

by Heather Cofer

It felt like one of those kinds of days… Everything seemed off from the moment I saw the sunlight peeking through the blinds. I woke up with a splitting headache after a night of little sleep, and the kids were having squabbles left and right.


Devotion

A Heart in Full Bloom

by Sarah Guthrie

The April sunshine was tipped with the faintest hint of chill – perfect weather for a brisk walk around the block. I laced up my tennis shoes and fell into step, noticing the friendly dandelions dotting the border of the road as I went.


Devotion

Abandon Anxious Thoughts

by Jasmin Howell

My afternoon nap ended abruptly as I awoke to a constriction in my chest, difficulty breathing, and a general sense of panic flooding through my body. “Something’s wrong…” was all I could say to my husband before I began to weep uncontrollably.


Lifestyle

All for His Glory

by Heather Cofer

It was a sunny afternoon, and I had just gotten my kids down for their naps. The house was in pretty good shape, and I had a little bit of time to spend just being quiet before I needed to move on to my next task. I got comfy on my favorite corner of our couch and reached for my phone.


True Beauty

The Radiance of the Redeemed

by Mandy Saeler

When I think about the most beautiful women I know, the faces of beloved mentors and dear friends fill my mind, each one having influenced my life in a meaningful way through their love and kindness, and most of all their givenness to Christ. Gayle’s tenderness, thoughtfulness, and warm c


Serving

Giving Joy Brings Joy

by Leslie Ludy

I stepped hesitantly out of the rented van, gazing uncertainly at the unfamiliar surroundings.  The sweltering July air was oppressively humid and it was hard to breathe.  The run-down New Orleans neighborhood was dismal and poor.  Dirty children roamed the street unsupervised, and lo


Devotion

Embracing the Pruning Seasons

by Jess White

I stared at the young sapling in front of me with a quizzical expression, trying to figure out exactly how to take the information I gleaned from the internet and translate it into working knowledge.


Serving

In Our Weakness

by Heather Cofer

It had been a long night. I slowly opened my eyes and tried to collect my very groggy mind. My toddler was in the throws of teething, and needed mommy’s comfort until the wee hours of the morning.


Serving

Going to Jail - A God-Given Compassion

by Jess White

“Gulp! Did I really sign up for this!” I thought nervously as I walked through the white-washed halls of the county jail.


Devotion

Choosing Joy

by Jess White

I ventured out on a run. As my feet methodically hit the pavement, my mind turned inward, and not on productive thoughts. To put it bluntly, I was worrying, fretting, and moping. I regret to admit that the argument could easily have been made that I was throwing myself a pity-party.


Lifestyle

Seeking the Return of Godly Masculinity

by Mandy Saeler

My eyes nearly doubled in size the first time I saw the clip-on “man bun” for sale online. Sheer shock, a laugh of disbelief, and the sobering reality of the present state of our culture all washed over me in a matter of seconds.