Philippians 4:13 Devotional

Philippians 4:13 Devotional

September 10, 2019

Just before the famous 4:13, Paul speaks about how he's learned to be content no matter the circumstances--rich or poor, well fed or hungry. The secret: God gives him strength in ALL circumstances. Paul trusts God to come through no matter what is happening to him

Now that is something I need way more than the strength to cliff dive or stick a landing, the strength to BE CONTENT no matter what.

Read More

Philippians 4:7 Devotional

Philippians 4:7 Devotional

September 10, 2019

In the moments I really stop and take my struggles to the Lord and lift my heart and mind to Him and who He is...then for more than a moment I feel the peace wash over me, reassure me that it will all be okay, that He's bigger than my pile of dishes and my lack of momentum. He will sustain me through the day. Practicing his presence as many moments as I can is the goal (I am not so good at it lately), but that is where peace resides, in constant conversation with Jesus.

Read More

Philippians 4:4 Devotional

Philippians 4:4 Devotional

September 10, 2019

Rejoice in the Lord. Feel calm and yielding in his close presence. Lay down our anxieties in conversation with him. Thank him. And His peace will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Read More


Philippians 2:15 Devotional

Philippians 2:15 Devotional

September 10, 2019

"Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the word of life." Philippians 2:15

Anytime I tell myself not to do something, that is what I do. So how can we spin this in the positive? Develop contentment and do conflict well, speaking truth in love.

Read More

Philippians 3:14 Devotional

Philippians 3:14 Devotional

August 29, 2019

"But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14)

Read More

Philippians 2:13 Devotional

Philippians 2:13 Devotional

August 26, 2019

 

I am so relieved that my life does not depend entirely on me. Grit is a good thing but my own grit runs dry eventually.  God's power and love and compassion and goodness never run out.

Read More


Philippians 2:3 Devotional

Philippians 2:3 Devotional

August 23, 2019

Today, let's lean hard into Him and ask him to mold us into his likeness. Then our communities will find more unity, compassion and love. 

Read More

Philippians 2:2 Devotional

Philippians 2:2 Devotional

August 23, 2019

Do you long for this kind of community, working together in one spirit, mind, and purpose?

Read More

Philippians 1:27 Devotional

Philippians 1:27 Devotional

August 08, 2019

I should tell you all, I am "should" adverse. As a pleaser and over achiever, I have spent much of my life looking for all the hoops to jump through…until I broke, bone weary and in need of a lesson in grace and rest. So this verse raises my should radar. I do not think Paul intends it that way though. It's not about being a good person or shining the fake joy of the Lord. It's a response

Read More


Philippians 1:9 Devotional

Philippians 1:9 Devotional

August 08, 2019 1 Comment

Our love for God does not come from gritting out a laundry list of shoulds and should nots. Instead, it is a natural response to our knowledge and insight of God. 

Read More