Posts with the category “daily-devotionals”

Daily Devotional
March 1st, 2024
Traveling is not easy. Beyond the airport hassles, lost luggage, and exhausting ministry schedule comes the challenge of maintaining a regular eating schedule.In my experience:Europeans have a heavy b...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 29th, 2024
Who is your favorite musical artist? One of my favorites as of late has been Charity Gayle. She has a song called “Endless Praise” that I could put on repeat and listen to over and over for hours. Do ...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
February 28th, 2024
February 2024 will not have the normal 28 days, it will have 29. Most of us know that Leap Year happens every four years. But what you may not know is, that approximately every 100 years, a leap year ...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
February 27th, 2024
In my final year of coaching high school basketball, we were leading the league late in the year. It had been a long 7 years in rebuilding the program at Reedley HS. The league was strong, with usuall...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
February 26th, 2024
God has a way of reminding me how human I am. I call them pastor-bloopers. Let me share one of many:It had been a very long day of travel home from the Philippines. I arrived at Los Angeles Airport, e...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 23rd, 2024
The pace of life can often be overwhelming.  We often require more and more from ourselves until we begin coming apart at the seams.  I know that I have found myself at that place at times in my life ...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
February 22nd, 2024
Have you ever stopped to really contemplate the mercy of God? Our Pastor has often said “If God were to stamp out all sin at midnight, there would be no one left at 12:01.” And how true that statement...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
February 21st, 2024
My favorite time of day is late in the afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky and shines so brightly into my windows. It creates a joy, a melody in my heart that is unexplainable. The other day ar...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
February 20th, 2024
When the Israelites crossed the Jordan river and entered the promised land, they encamped near the city of Jericho.  Tensions were high as the people prepared for their first battle with the Canaanite...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
February 19th, 2024
If you ever have the misfortune to receive an email from me, you’ll notice a few strange words below my email signature. They read Soli Deo Gloria, a phrase in Latin. What is the significance of this ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
February 16th, 2024
One day it finally happened! In reading through the Bible, I now arrived at Leviticus. In the past, I found great difficulty reading this particular book. Consequently, I decided to pray and ask the H...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 15th, 2024
Marine biologist, Sylvia Earle who spent four decades at the forefront of ocean exploration, is an oceanographer who Time Magazine called "Hero of the Planet" in 1998. As a 3-year-old child, a wave si...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
February 14th, 2024
A few days before Groundhog Day my son, Alan, said “I don’t remember a Groundhog Day where the groundhog didn’t see his shadow.” He said, “There’s always six more weeks of winter.”Then on February 2, ...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
February 13th, 2024
I grew up on a farm on the outskirts of the city of Fresno. In addition to the 10 acres of peaches, my dad farmed in between teaching school teaching and coaching demands, each of us kids got our own ...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
February 12th, 2024
My family has always known they have immediate access to me no how busy I am. When they were young my secretaries were told to inform me whenever they stepped into the office. No matter what I was doi...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 9th, 2024
Today, I have found myself thinking of how easy it is to become self-satisfied with our spiritual progress or lack of spiritual progress.  We might even say that our lives cannot be different this sid...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
February 8th, 2024
Occasionally, when I start a new year, I ask the Lord to give me a word that will signify what he wants me to learn in the days and months ahead, a word he wants me to focus and meditate on until it b...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
February 7th, 2024
This verse popped up today and I found it very appropriate as I am currently going through the jury selection process known as voir dire as part of jury duty, something I think most of us dread. What ...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
February 6th, 2024
The Apostle Paul was not above using the occasional sports analogy (see 1 Corinthians 9:24–27, 2 Timothy 2:5), and I don’t think we have to be, either. On Sunday, millions in America will tune into th...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
February 5th, 2024
I sometimes look at the commands and scripture and wonder, “How am I supposed to do that?” This is one of those examples. Give thanks in ALL circumstances?! How am I supposed to do that?! Let’s face i...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
February 2nd, 2024
My window to the world is opened up through the power of the internet. Once again, I wait patiently for my ministry friend to log on. How amazing it is that I can connect with someone in Bucharest, Ro...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 1st, 2024
I love working with the youth. One of the benefits is I get to see little problems that they deal with and have the opportunity to address them before they become major problems for them as adults. Id...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
January 31st, 2024
The last time I saw my sister, Gloria, she was sleeping heavily on a hospital bed in the house of her son, Shawn. We waited on her for a time. We touched her shoulder and greeted her verbally, saying ...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
January 30th, 2024
Even as I typed the title for this devotional, “How Should Christians Act During an Election Year?” I thought, “The answer is obvious…Christians should act like they do every other year.”I do understa...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
January 29th, 2024
I love the story of the man, walking by a blind man and noticing he had only a  few coins in his cup. He dropped in more coins and, without asking for permission, took the sign and re-wrote it. He ret...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
January 5th, 2024
It is hard to believe that 2023 is past.  I just got used to writing 2023 on my checks and now the year is gone.  As the old year has passed, I would pray that you and your family will have a joyous N...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
January 4th, 2024
Over the years I’ve heard people make some pretty ridiculous New Year’s resolutions.  A few that stand out to me are:I will think of a password other than “password” or “hello.”I will do less laundry ...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
January 3rd, 2024
It is now 2024, and a new year has dawned and with it, all the hope and promise that a new start typically brings. However, we cannot deny the fact that while great things may lie in store for us in t...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
January 2nd, 2024
I have always looked down on the Israelites at this point for not waiting for Moses to come down before they lost heart. I mean it was right after all the huge miracles to get them out of Egypt and th...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
January 1st, 2024
January 1st is a unique day. There are eleven other “firsts” in the year that all signify a new month, but only January 1st does double duty of also signifying a New Year. This wasn’t always the job o...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
December 29th, 2023
What do you do when you wake up with a feeling of anticipation that something important is going to happen today?  Fear and uneasiness seeps in.  Overwhelmed by the magnitude of unexplained change…the...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
December 28th, 2023
When is the best week of the year? It is this week, Dec 25–31! It has long been my favorite. Why? Many reasons, not the least of which is that my birthday, Dec 28, always falls exactly in the middle, ...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
December 27th, 2023
When I was growing up, my parents got together every-other weekend with two couples to play a game called Aggravation. I think they liked it because they played guys against the girls, and someone alw...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
December 26th, 2023
When we look deep below the ocean's surface, some of the stuff we see can be pretty wild. For example, did you know that the Sarcastic Fringehead, Sea Pig, Royal Gramma, and Bloodybelly Comb Jelly are...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
November 24th, 2023
It is hard to imagine where this whole year has gone.  It doesn’t seem possible that this week we will celebrate Thanksgiving.  I am looking forward to spending time with family.  I am sure you have f...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
November 23rd, 2023
There are two mistakes we can make in the Christian life that are equally dangerous: we can be too hard on ourselves, or we can be too easy on ourselves.  The second mistake leads to a life of unrestr...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
November 22nd, 2023
Anywhere in this world I think, but especially here in America it is easy to lose sight of the eternal while chasing after the material and temporel. As Christians we are called to follow the cause of...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 21st, 2023
Thanksgiving is unique among holidays in that it is food-centric. Other holidays typically include a meal (Christmas dinner, Easter brunch, 4th of July barbeque), but at Thanksgiving, the celebration ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
November 20th, 2023
Words are interesting. What we think something means isn’t always really what it means. That’s the case here in Exodus 2:24. It might seem strange to think that God “remembered” His covenant. Does tha...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
November 17th, 2023
I was delighted when my new husband felt called by God to become a pastor. My husband and I had no idea what was ahead. Both of us were late converts. As we stepped into the role as leaders we were wo...  Read More
by Karon Cecy