Posts with the tag “claire-jordan”

A Loving Voice
by Devon McCoy on March 20th, 2021
I don’t doubt that God speaks. I don’t doubt that God speaks to me. I doubt that He speaks kindly. Ultimately, I doubt that He speaks in love. As a practice, I want to go through 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. I want to cast light on doubt’s shadows. I invite you to pray and process through this passage with me. We understand from 1 John 4:8 that God is love. Therefore, His character is all of these things...  Read More
A Poured Out Offering
by Devon McCoy on February 13th, 2021
I was in my second semester of grad school, and interning at Wesley was the last thing on my mind. I was ready to go. I had never felt connected to Athens. I wanted something different, a grand adventure. My top choice was to move to London and work in digital marketing. I figured I would stay for 3-5 years, travel, get some experience, and come back as a whole new gal. At the same time, my discip...  Read More
Process Without Panic
by Devon McCoy on February 8th, 2021
“Claire, I can’t emphasize this enough: You are allowed to be in process!” My friend said to me in a loving, somewhat exasperated tone. I sat there reeling for a minute...Is that true? What does that mean for my life?How do I lead from this place?I am so thankful for that conversation and for that friend. She revealed a point of pride that has tripped me up way too many times. I really believed th...  Read More
Election Week Prayer Guide
by Devon McCoy on November 2nd, 2020
This week holds a lot of unknowns. I want to be committed to praying through the heaviness and the confusion.Monday: Let peace rule. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. (Colossians 3:15) I want peace to be my pacesetter for the week. I pray that a peaceful tone rings in my chest each day. ...  Read More
An Ancient Response
by Devon McCoy on October 2nd, 2020
In busier seasons I often return to the Psalms for my scripture reading. I find that the insights flow more freely. Their ripe revelations are easier to digest when I don’t have much space in my mind. I also relate to the intensity and range of emotions expressed throughout the Psalms. David’s genuine worship is both inspiring and comforting. I find fellowship in his drama and dialogue with the li...  Read More
I Choose Peace
by Devon McCoy on September 2nd, 2020
I have been really into World War II documentaries recently. I think I find some comfort in the perspective it brings. What is war but pure division on display? What pain are people capable of enduring? What resilience is possible?These questions help me process our current world at war, our current national divide. It helps me wrestle with the concept of unity, especially in the body of Christ. W...  Read More
Shaking and Surrender
by Devon McCoy on August 28th, 2020
Early on in quarantine, I had an interesting conversation with my mom.She said, “All of our crutches are being revealed right now...and many will be taken away.” It was a heavy statement, but it gave me relief. I finally had words for what was happening in my inner world. I rarely left the house, I was dizzy with free time, I was riding a new hobby euphoria, but I felt like I was falling. I felt c...  Read More