Posts with the tag “mark-tremaine”

Daily Devotional
July 10th, 2024
Have you ever had an idea that seems like a good idea inside your head, but goes horribly wrong when you actually try it? Let me tell you about one of those times in my life.I was 10, maybe 11 years o...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
June 12th, 2024
I love working with kids. I’ve worked with kids or youth in some form since I was eleven years old. I’ve been told that something in my persona “switches on” whenever I interact with kids. I do feel m...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
May 15th, 2024
What do people expect of teenagers? Not much, according to Google. Typing in “teenagers and” in the search engine results in suggestions like “teenagers and social media,” “teenagers and depression,” ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
April 16th, 2024
Do you remember your first car? It likely wasn’t the fanciest or the fastest, but you might remember it fondly anyway. My first car was, well…different.Our family car when I was growing up was a dull ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
April 2nd, 2024
During my preteen years, I participated in a competition called the National Bible Bee. Imagine a spelling bee with kids and teens reciting Bible verses instead of unheard-of words, and you’ll get the...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
March 21st, 2024
Our baby girl, Lottie, turned six months old last week. People told me the time would fly by, and now I realize how right they were. It feels like yesterday that I was holding her for the first time.T...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
March 4th, 2024
I played a lot of board games growing up. It’s still one of my favorite pastimes. For some games, we developed “house rules,” rules we added to the game to make it more engaging, or to create obstacle...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
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 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
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
October 24th, 2023
My parents had a set of stock phrases they used on myself and my siblings growing up. (My guess is that your parents probably did, too.) I still remember many of them: “Obey all the way, right away, w...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
September 26th, 2023
It was spring break of my junior year, March 2022. My long-distance girlfriend, Lauren, was flying to my hometown in Dallas to meet my family for the first time. We were midway through the week, and e...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
August 29th, 2023
My college roommate once challenged me to write a research paper on superheroes, which regrettably never materialized. Its basis, however, would have been a few things I’ve observed about superheroes ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
August 1st, 2023
Jesus’ interaction with the Samaritan woman in John 4 is fascinating. I am often struck by how Jesus refuses to write off the Samaritan woman as unworthy of his time and attention. Not only is she a S...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
July 4th, 2023
June 2, 2013—ten years ago this month—marks a significant date in my own spiritual history. At the seasoned age of twelve years old, I was given the opportunity to teach my middle school group on Sund...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine