Advent 7 - The Man in the Mirror
December 6th, 2022
DAY 7 - Starting With the Man in the Mirror2 Corinthians 7:8-10How do you typically get ready to meet someone? I look in the mirror like most others do. That’s what John the Baptist is - a mirror. His...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Advent 6 - Get Ready
December 5th, 2022
DAY 6 - Get ReadyMark 1:1-8What do you do before meeting someone important?The four Gospels introduce to Jesus, the most important person to ever live. The Gospel writer, Mark, makes us meet John the ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Advent 5 - Welcome Home!
December 2nd, 2022
DAY 5 - Welcome HomeEphesians 1:4-6You are loved.You are welcome.You have a home.Can you believe it? You have a home with God through Jesus Christ! Many people feel homeless and lonely. A survey from ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Advent 4 - You're Invited!
December 1st, 2022
DAY 4 - You’re InvitedEphesians 2:19-22 Yesterday we looked at five clues in Jesus’s family tree that help us see one of God’s gifts in Jesus for us. We met Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheeba. Again w...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Advent 3 - Unexpected Help
November 30th, 2022
DAY 3 - The UnexpectedIsaiah 55:6-9 Why does Jesus need to experience life as one of us? That's the question if we want to find God's gift for us. And there are clues in his family tree.We notice some...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Advent 2 - Where Are You From?
November 29th, 2022
Day 2 - Where Are You From?Matthew 1:1-3a, 5-6, 17-21Have you ever asked, “Where are you from?”People ask me that from time to time. It’s hard to answer because my family moved around growing up. I us...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Advent 1 - Your Favorite Gift
November 28th, 2022
Day 1 - Your Favorite GiftRomans 5:16-17What’s one of your favorite Christmas gifts?Maybe it’s a game, your first smartphone, or even a piece of jewelry! It’s hard to pick one, but every year as a kid...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
COMING SOON - The Gifts of Christmas
November 27th, 2022
Connect with God each day of Advent with our daily devotional, The Gifts of Christmas!A new entry will publish every Monday through Friday through Advent and Christmas (all of December and then some)....  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Five Invitations - Day 25
November 18th, 2022
DAY 25 - Don’t Be AloneGenesis 2:18; Hebrews 10:25 Our church used to be a polling place, so a few voters mistakenly come here to vote. I talked with one voter recently who asked if I was the pastor. ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Five Invitations - Day 24
November 17th, 2022
DAY 24 - CommitmentRomans 15:7 In 2 Samuel 9, David and Mephibosheth’s connection shows us one more way to belong together in Christian community. The two finally meet face-to-face. David says in v.7 ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Five Invitations - Day 23
November 16th, 2022
DAY 23 - The Perfect Church?1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Yesterday I encouraged us to embrace messy. “Embrace messy” kills the quest for a perfect church. In the search to belong, we’re tempted to look for t...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
Five Invitations - Day 22
November 15th, 2022
DAY 22 - Embrace Messy2 Samuel 9:3-5 Relationships are messy.King David learns he can bless his old friend’s only son, Mephibosheth. Ziba says, “He is lame in both feet.” Ziba may be saying, “He’s no ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor