Devotions

WAITING EXPECTANTLY

WAITING EXPECTANTLY

Cindy Western | Nov 29, 2020

DEVOTION pregnant ˈpause/ˈsilence: a pause/silence in which everyone is waiting or listening for something, or a moment of silence which is full of meaningWhen I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, there was a tangib...
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CULTIVATING A HEART OF GRATITUDE - REMEMBER

CULTIVATING A HEART OF GRATITUDE - REMEMBER

Larry Harrison | Nov 22, 2020

DEVOTION“Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.   Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who&nb...
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BLANK SPACES

BLANK SPACES

Jenny Sabiston | Nov 15, 2020

DEVOTION I bought a really nice planner at the beginning of this year. For those of us who get this, there is nothing better than the blank pages waiting to be filled in with all of the events, birthdays, important dates, etc...
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TREASURES

TREASURES

Kim Harrison | Nov 8, 2020

DEVOTIONWhat comes to mind when you hear the word, treasure? I have to say my first thought usually has something to do with pirates and walking the plank. I’m afraid I’ve probably watched too many Disney movies! Webster’s de...
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BECAUSE WE KNOW GOD CARES

BECAUSE WE KNOW GOD CARES

Marq Youngblood | Nov 1, 2020

DEVOTION When experiencing significant life challenges, anxious thoughts and worries threaten to fill our lives. Those times are too often accompanied by feelings of loneliness and isolation.Reflecting on difficult incidents ...
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FOCUS

FOCUS

Kim Gilliam | Oct 25, 2020

DEVOTION Have you ever chosen a ‘word for the year’? That challenge floats around social media every January. I don’t usually play along, but, for some reason this year, I got caught up in it. Maybe it was all of the hype abo...
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LEAD WITH LOVE

LEAD WITH LOVE

Michael Milligan | Oct 18, 2020

DEVOTION Math is not for everyone.Some people love numbers. They are energized by mathematical equations. Other people break out in hives just thinking about their “guzzintas.” (What is a “guzzinta” you ask? You know… 2 guzzi...
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LIVING WELL

LIVING WELL

Don Peslis | Oct 11, 2020

DEVOTION Over the summer, I did some reading and study on the prayers of Jesus. That being said, when Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them how to pray, he gave them a simple yet robust outline. Much has been written about...
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WARNING LIGHT

WARNING LIGHT

Todd Poe | Oct 4, 2020

DEVOTION Years ago, I had the privilege of owning a two-door, four-cylinder, stick shift, tin can on wheels. One day while driving, a small red light began to flicker on the dash. This light had a picture of an oil lamp on it...
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CHANGE IS

CHANGE IS

Logan Rine | Sep 27, 2020

DEVOTION I’ve been blessed to work in and serve the Crossings family for close to a decade, teaming up with our ministries in telling our people’s stories through video. In my time here, I have seen so many changes come about...
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DAVID & GOLIATH

DAVID & GOLIATH

Demetrius Bell | Sep 20, 2020

DEVOTION On the morning of August 3, 2020, as I was about to post something inspirational on the Community Center’s Facebook page, I saw a post from a former camper of mine from back in the early 90s. His post read: “LaMorris...
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NOT ENTITLED

NOT ENTITLED

MaryAshton Floyd | Sep 13, 2020

DEVOTION Hi Crossings Family!I’m honored to get to share some thoughts with you of what the Lord has been teaching me lately. Today, I wanted to share about something a little different—from a posture of exposure and repentan...
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WHO DO YOU TRUST?

WHO DO YOU TRUST?

Bill Search | Sep 6, 2020

DEVOTION It’s one of the most hope-filled Psalms, Psalm 20. The first verses speak of “distress” and the need for “help” before it gets the triumphant refrain, “…but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”The truth is, liv...
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NO QUESTIONS ASKED

NO QUESTIONS ASKED

Melissa Wilson | Aug 30, 2020

DEVOTION Have you ever experienced a moment when you just knew you would never be the same?God used a very simple moment on a Crossings Learning and Cultural Engagement (LACE) trip to Nairobi, Kenya in February 2019 to change...
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HE IS FOR YOU

HE IS FOR YOU

Marc Taylor | Aug 23, 2020

DEVOTION I recently had the opportunity to drive my son to summer camp in Missouri. The four-and-a-half-hour drive starts quite flat as you leave Oklahoma City and head towards Tulsa. From Tulsa on, not much changes until you...
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NOISE

NOISE

Jenny Sabiston | Aug 16, 2020

DEVOTION I have talked with a lot of people during this time. The emotions range from thankfulness to anger to worry and everything in between. We can go from joy-filled one minute to stressed-out the next. For some, it ...
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HARVEST THE FIELD

HARVEST THE FIELD

Christian Jackson | Aug 9, 2020

DEVOTION As Christians, we want above all to make a difference. We see the suffering and despair around us and would like to be the instruments for change. As Christians, we also have a calling placed upon us to bring good in...
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WE ALWAYS HAVE HOPE

WE ALWAYS HAVE HOPE

Angie McDowell | Aug 2, 2020

DEVOTION One of my favorite passages in Scripture is Lamentations 3:19-26. To lament is to express grief or sorrow with passion. You might ask, "Angie, why would that be a favorite of yours?" Good question and I am glad you a...
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HE WORKS ALL THINGS OUT FOR OUR GOOD

HE WORKS ALL THINGS OUT FOR OUR GOOD

Amanda Van Every | Jul 26, 2020

DEVOTION One of the many things I love about what I do at Crossings is I get to host our guests and congregation at the Next Steps desk on Sunday mornings. I get to be one of the first people to meet those who are new to Cros...
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REST NOT YOUR GAZE

REST NOT YOUR GAZE

Blake Bastin | Jul 19, 2020

DEVOTION As a child, my eyes always were fixed on the treetops. As the leaves began to turn and the rolling hills of Kentucky transformed into mountains, the leaves surrounded me and presented every color of warmth. I could n...
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EVEN THERE

EVEN THERE

Blake Sabiston | Jul 12, 2020

“...even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.” Psalms 139:10 (NLT) DEVOTION“I will never ____.” How many times have we filled in that blank? We vow to be different. We vow to not repeat ...
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IN THE GARDEN

IN THE GARDEN

Sheila Urton | Jul 5, 2020

“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me,’ and my heart responds, ‘LORD, I am coming.’” Psalms 27:8 DEVOTION In the past weeks, I have enjoyed seeing flowers blooming, trees budding, and other forms of nature ...
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GENTLENESS

GENTLENESS

Michael Milligan | Jun 28, 2020

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5 (NIV) DEVOTION I do not enjoy DIY home improvements or repairs. No, that's not entirely a...
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SACRED SPACE

SACRED SPACE

Deidre Franklin | Jun 21, 2020

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything...
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PATIENTLY WAIT

PATIENTLY WAIT

| Jun 14, 2020

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14 DEVOTION Most people agonize over waiting. We love to be proactive and productive. I don’t know about you, b...
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