Posts with the tag “claire-jordan”

A Loving Voice
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....  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Poured Out Offering
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 advent...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Process Without Panic
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 ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Braving the Unknown
February 7th, 2021
I always thought I knew what it was to be brave in the Kingdom.As a little girl, I envisioned forsaking life as I knew it for the mission field. Or adopting children from faraway lands. Or sharing my ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Election Week Prayer Guide
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 a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
An Ancient Response
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....  Read More
by Devon Radford
I Choose Peace
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 endurin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Shaking and Surrender
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 ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is Sovereign
August 22nd, 2020
What does the sovereignty of God look like in the face of COVID-19? The swirling information, emotions, and opinions can easily start to close in. Everything feels out of control.Let’s take a moment t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Depths
July 29th, 2020
Have you ever struggled to just go there with God? He wants to accompany you to deep places. He wants to show off His knowledge of your uncharted territory. He wants you to take His hand and join Him ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
July 6th, 2020
Racial Reconciliation: A Series on the Journey of Experience and Understanding*This blog series is a written through the lens of several writers’ experiences and is thus each writer’s own story. The v...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Crushed Spirit
June 20th, 2020
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” - Proverbs 17:22 What a timely word for our hurting world – a world heavy with crushed spirits.This Proverb has often serv...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Cultivating the Earth
June 3rd, 2020
“If the Holy Spirit is not only a preacher that convicts people of sin and grace, but also a gardener, an artist, and an investor in creation who renews the material world, it cannot be more spiritual...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Relationship Renewals
May 20th, 2020
You know how they say marriage is like a magnifying glass for our selfishness and sin issues? Well, step aside holy matrimony, quarantine may have just taken your place. Many of us have never experien...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Come and See
April 1st, 2020
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” - Ma...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Do I Really Get to Live Without Fear?
February 24th, 2020
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 As a person living in the Spirit, do I really get to live without fear? Well, yes and ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Cloaked in Promise
January 29th, 2020
The end of Jesus’ life on earth is cloaked in promise. Keyword here: cloaked – to be covered, hidden, veiled. His followers walked in a lot of unknowns about the future. I mean, with Jesus frequently ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Even Still, Hope is Alive
December 27th, 2019
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” - Romans 5:5Hope is alive. I can see its constant motion ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Worthy Pursuit
November 11th, 2019
He wants your presence too.“And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.” - Exodus 33...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Our Dwelling Place
September 10th, 2019
“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His namesake.” - Psalm 23:3 Where is your refreshing place with God? A place to enjoy his presence and the rest that comes with that. Mi...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Don't Grieve the Spirit
August 16th, 2019
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” - Ephesians 4:30As I continue to go deeper with Christ, I find that there is more freedom in the Christian li...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Beauty of Becoming
July 24th, 2019
I’ve returned to Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest this summer. I often pick it up in slower seasons when I can sit with his words that cut to the quick. This man understood how to go higher ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Brighter and Clearer
June 27th, 2019
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in th...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Most Precious Claim
June 14th, 2019
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”Jesus released cultural whiplash with those two words.The Jewish leaders started looking for stones to throw at Him. To the...  Read More
by Devon Radford
He Orchestrates Everything for Good
April 6th, 2019
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens; who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, no...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Other Half of Humility
March 5th, 2019
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.”  - 1 Timothy 1:15 Been there, Paul. There is a glorious moment in...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God's Heart for the Oppressed
November 14th, 2018
“O Lord, You hear the desire of the afflicted; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Sabbath Rest
October 7th, 2018
“One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain-fields, and His disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels. Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing...  Read More
by Devon Radford
There is More | Hope for the Future
September 7th, 2018
“Every area in your thinking that glistens with hope in God is an area which is being liberated by Christ. But any system of thinking that does not have hope, which feels hopeless, is a stronghold whi...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 18
May 23rd, 2018
This extensive, rich Psalm is David’s response to God sparing him from Saul’s wrath. In 2 Samuel 22, we see the real-time response - a song almost identical to Psalm 18. I love this Psalm because it l...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Romans | Judging Others
April 6th, 2018
In this passage, Paul warns prominent Jewish religious leaders of the day against judging Gentiles. He gives a stern warning, that in judging others they only condemn themselves, but follows it up wit...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Remedy | Body Image
February 22nd, 2018
Body image. It’s an issue that can stare us down whether there’s a mirror around or not.Sometimes it’s a buzzing nuisance and sometimes it’s an unavoidable roar.In our culture, appearance can make or ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Kings 3:16-28
January 18th, 2018
King Solomon, the King of Wisdom, was revered by all of Israel as the wisest man on earth. In this account, two women claim the same child as their own. Solomon proposed that the baby be cut in half, ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Exodus 19-20
November 8th, 2017
Imagine. You’ve been wandering in the desert for three months. You fled a life of slavery but freedom has been a confusing journey. Your leader seems a little shaky but this is your only option.This i...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
October 13th, 2017
Giving. The concept of giving does not bother our generation. We love supporting charities and missions and good causes and weird causes and niche kickstarters. We sponsor kids and cows and cats.These...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
September 13th, 2017
Holy. We serve a Holy God.The hard truth here: He demands our all. In the previous chapter Paul encourages believers to run their race with intentionality. “Run in such a way as to get the prize,” he ...  Read More
by Devon Radford