• Work as Worship

    Devotionals | January 06, 2016

    Our lives are filled with opportunities to serve God and others. Home, church, work, and community responsibilities fill our days. As we go about our lives, we can do so in confidence, knowing that God is concerned about every aspect of life. His Spirit empowers us moment by moment. As we live our days by His power and serve others in Jesus’ name, God is exalted, and every word and act, no matter how small, becomes an act of worship. How will this thought transform your perspective about work today?

  • Well-Placed Trust

    Devotionals | January 04, 2016

    The first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with everything in us—heart, soul, mind, and strength. As we focus on our relationship with Him, we are able to accept the changing circumstances of life with confidence and trust. He frees us to love others, and we find true community and contentment in knowing that our lives are in His hands.

    I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.—Ps. 34:1-2 NLT

  • Hope for All

    Devotionals | January 01, 2016

    The world longs for a vision of hope and peace. As it was in Jesus’ day, so it is now. The source of hope and peace is the same now as it was then. Jesus is the light of the world, the One whose coming was foretold, the One who brought healing, reconciliation, and life to all who would listen. What do you see when you look at the world? Who do you see who needs God’s healing, restoration, and reconciliation with God and others?

  • Past-Present-Future

    Devotionals | December 30, 2015

    The God of eternity is present in our midst. Jesus has come from the Father and poured out the Spirit into our hearts. Our union with Christ means that we are forever secure, already at home in the heavenlies, and in constant touch with the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He is at work to redeem every aspect of our lives, transforming us by the power of His Spirit at work within us. Trust Him today with your past, present, and future.

  • Pack Up, Make Room

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | December 29, 2015

    One of my Christmas traditions happens after the holiday hustle and bustle has calmed down. I anticipate the peace and quiet after the constant stream of seasonal visitors have gone home, and I’ve run out of creative ways to serve ham and turkey leftovers.

  • Meditate on His Unfailing Love

    Devotionals | December 28, 2015

    Every new day, every new week and month and year, moves us into the future that God has for His people. We are caught up in the flow of His work in the world. What does the future hold for us? We never fully know. God is at work in ways seen and unseen, bringing all things together for His glory and our eternal good. Today, this day, choose to meditate on His love, let it fill your heart and head until it overflows through you.

  • Never Ending Praise

    Devotionals | December 25, 2015

    All that God had set in motion from before the beginning of the world unfolds in the birth of a child. He is here! Jesus, Savior, Immanuel, the Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Son of Man, the Righteous One. Because of Him, the night skies were filled with angels, shepherds hurried to see, Mary and Joseph were propelled from obscurity onto the pages of Scripture, and countless lives have never been the same. Are you one of them? Celebrate His birth!