An Invitation to Pray

2016-09-15T11:38:22-05:00September 15th, 2016|Devotionals|

We begin a new series on prayer . . . to help us countdown to our Day of Prayer conference and to prepare us to join with our sisters in a month of prayer. By Renee James

Devo – What It Takes . . . Resilience in Rio

2016-08-18T16:28:12-05:00August 18th, 2016|Devotionals|

By Renee James. With video of Canadian excellence stretched, compressed and strained to breaking point, married to an economy of spoken word that haunts you, #WHATITTAKES shows, brilliantly, why resilience matters . . . to all of us . . . not just to Olympic hopefuls.

Devo – Stress Wood (or one surprising source of strength)

2016-07-22T12:09:31-05:00July 22nd, 2016|Devotionals|

Stress wood helps a tree position itself for optimal sun absorption and it also helps trees grow more solidly. Without stress wood, a tree can grow quickly, but it cannot support itself fully. It cannot withstand normal wear and tear, and survive. Are you positioned for optimal sun absorption and solid growth? By Renee James

Resilience Is Not A Verb. It’s Who You Are.

2016-07-17T09:52:06-05:00July 17th, 2016|Devotionals|

"You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words." That's who God sees when He watches you. The question is: Do you see yourself this way? Becoming resilient means you know who God sees when He sees you. Our series on resilience continues. By Renee James

How To Know If You’re Planted In Good Soil

2016-06-30T13:55:12-05:00June 30th, 2016|Devotionals|

"...They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” What would change in our friendships, parenting, work habits, ministry focus and approach . . . if we really truly believed that we could be like that tree?

Devotional – Lean In!

2016-05-13T16:10:18-05:00May 13th, 2016|Devotionals|

Almighty God speaks to you. He touches you gently, guiding you on paths that He alone makes smooth. So, lean in, turn off that ticker tape and trust. That’s all you can do. (By Renee James)