Oh, hi there — let’s catch up.

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> Have you ever tried to start a conversation with a friend you haven’t seen in a while and struggled to know where to begin? That’s how I feel writing to you today. What a year it has been. You know bits and pieces; but the story has grown bigger and more…

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By Tiffany Deluccia Six weeks. How much life can change in six weeks. God is as good as ever, and I am much refreshed. Thanks for giving me a break. I believe Jesus was our model when he would regularly withdraw to seek the Father’s heart. That’s what April and this first half of May…

Dormant Is Not Dead

Don’t forget in winter seasons the hope of spring green leaves, the joy of summer shade and the taste of fall harvest.

That Moment When…

By Tiffany Deluccia That moment when: The unknown drops your stomach like a rock. The road erodes in front of your feet. A fog descends to hide the valley, leaving only a view of the mountain beyond it. He whispers, “Hold onto your courage. Isn’t this fun? I lead you with one hand over your…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: When God is quiet.

By Kaleigh Ward Sometimes, when I have my morning devotionals, God speaks loudly and clearly to my heart.  He brings me to humble tears or exuberant dancing or quiet wonder.  I sit in the stillness, knowing He is God, or I write furiously in my journal, filling up page after page with everything I am…

Devo: Don’t take a leap of faith.

By Tiffany Deluccia The world will tell you to go after your dreams with all you’ve got. Some of us do and it gets us somewhere. Most of us don’t. God will tell you to go after His heart with all you’ve got. Some of us do and it takes us on a journey we…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: Fearful Fits and Shaking Sobs

By Kaleigh Ward Ever since I applied to the race last November, I’ve been dreading the month of August. I imagined it would be a painful limbo.  I would watch friends start new jobs or return to the college I loved so dearly.  I would work through a long, tedious to-do list of everything I…

Devo: When Change Kills

By Tiffany Deluccia We know change is coming.  We pray for it.  We plan for it.  We pine for it. And suddenly, the beat drops, the door opens and we freeze. I say things like, “Where did this come from?  How can I make this work?”  God reminds me that He’s been leading me step…

Burn to Memory Psalm 62:5

TJ and I spent the evening in a discussion about waiting. It’s painful, isn’t it? But waiting silently, with a quiet soul? That’s quite near impossible. If my expectation is in the Lord alone, I should be able to quiet my soul. My faith should sustain me. Or I haven’t quite learned to believe Him. I’ll…

Devo: Trusting the Master Painter

By Chelsea Jarratt Not long ago, I took a painting class.  The picture for the evening was a couple walking in the rain, and I eagerly began to follow the teacher’s instructions. A splash of yellow.  A stroke of blue.  Small dashes of red.  Add orange, white, neon green.  Midway point, and my canvas is…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: Trusting Who He Is

By Kaleigh Ward When life gets difficult, I quickly discover that I have some serious faith issues.  As soon as God’s goodness isn’t obvious in a situation, I begin to doubt that He is good… or that He is even there at all. The impetus for my disbelief can be big or small. When I…

Devo: A future and a hope, maybe

By Tiffany Deluccia I think Christian circles get hung up on Jeremiah 29:11. So many sermons, books and articles on God’s plan for us, His hope for us and the prosperity that follows. It can all feel rather elusive at times, and I think there’s a reason for that. That hope and future, that promise…

Burn to Memory Jeremiah 29:13

Whole heart. To what do we ever give our whole hearts? It may seem difficult, like if you give your whole heart to something you won’t have any left for everything else. That feels logical. But our God is the exception – for if we seek after Him with our whole hearts, we find God in…

When God seems silent.

By Tiffany Deluccia Just because God hasn’t answered your question doesn’t mean He’s distant. It’s so easy to listen only for what we want to hear. If you’re agonizing over a problem or a question, and it feels like He won’t answer, stop to worship sincerely. God promises to inhabit the praises of His people. When…

Devo: PK with doubts.

By Lydia Sellers I thought, “Lord, if your Word is true, why can’t I see the evidence of it in my life?” I’m a pastor’s daughter . . . and I’ve had doubts. Honestly, it’s been a  long time since I’ve really accepted the Word of God. The tiniest bits  of confusion and doubt have plagued…

Music to Inspire: Waiting Here for You by Christy Nockels

Do you come to the Lord with expectation? Sometimes we say things like “I’m just waiting on God” when we need Him to work a miracle or we need His direction. Often we’re just waiting on Him to fix our problem, not really waiting on Him for His presence. If we come to God, seeking…

Devo: Not safe for leaning.

By Tiffany Deluccia I’ve had this verse memorized since I was a kid. It’s one of those I never comprehend fully for long. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 It’s like trying…

Proverbs 3:5-6

I’m not sure any verse has shaped my life more than this one thus far.

Devo: You won’t bless the Lord by accident.

By Tiffany Deluccia I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1-3 At all times….

Burn to Memory Psalm 34:1-2

Burn to Memory is our special section focused on Scripture to memorize. Pin it, print it or make it your smartphone wallpaper. Why is memorizing Scripture so important? What’s in your heart comes out at the moments when it is needed. (And if what’s in there isn’t good, it’ll come out even when you don’t want it…