Posts with the tag “freedom”

The Less-Traveled Road
by Devon McCoy on October 14th, 2021
Growing up in my parent’s old church, I always heard our pastor give a benediction at the end of his sermons that confused me. After he finished delivering his message he would stand at the front of the church reciting this prayer from St. Francis of Assisi:“May God bless you with discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep from the heart.May...  Read More
Faith in the Valley
by Devon McCoy on November 13th, 2020
Dear contemplative follower of God, Recently, I have been thinking about what it means to be free and to live a full and abundant life; the one that Jesus talked about so often and even died for. He told us to come to Him in our hopelessness, tiredness, and our day to day living, and that His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). So, why does life feel so heavy sometimes? Why ar...  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