Posts with the tag “grace”

November 2nd, 2022
“Act in a manner consistent with your values, not in a manner consistent with your feelings.” - Tommy Newberry Feelings are a tricky thing. They are a reactionary mental state and fluctuate based upon...  Read More
by Devon Radford
October 26th, 2022
“We talk glibly about forgiving when we have never been injured; when we are injured, we know that it is not possible, apart from God’s grace, for one human being to forgive another.” - Oswald Chamber...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Freedom in Surrender
August 22nd, 2022
We live in an age where hope is scarce and fear is our dominant posture. I want us to get our hopes up again. What would it look like if we partnered with God and took 1 Peter 1:3-8 seriously, that Je...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Gracious and Kind Abba
November 15th, 2021
Gracious and kind Abba. Psalm 116 is a really beautiful Psalm, and a picture of the relationship God the Father wants to have with us. I would encourage you to read the entire Psalm, but Verses 5-7 re...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Known and Loved
July 20th, 2020
What is family?Family looks different for each of us. Some of us are blessed with wonderful, close-knit families, while others cannot depend on a shared bloodline to make a relationship. There is a wo...  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
Peace Still Remains
March 27th, 2020
Over spring break, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ecuador with a team from Wesley.  It was such a good trip and I’m so glad we got to go. My take away from our time there was a deep sen...  Read More
by Devon Radford
To the One Struggling with Forgiveness
February 25th, 2020
To the one struggling with forgiveness,It is hard. There is no diminishing the difficulty of forgiving someone. However, I don’t think forgiveness is supposed to be an easy thing or else we wouldn’t l...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Goodness is Chasing After Me
February 23rd, 2020
Dear You,That moment is over now. I know that you’re not proud. You feel the shame and condemnation creeping in but I’m chasing you down. Your redemption’s found. Just take one step toward Me and I’ll...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Into the Unknown
January 5th, 2020
At a very early age, I knew I was meant to live the atypical life. I was called to be different, set apart, and fully surrendered to something greater than my singular story. I could feel it the very ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Grace to Surrender
November 23rd, 2019
Surrender is almost impossible unless you start first with knowing God and trusting Him. When we know that He is good, kind, and faithful to us we are able to give over our desires, fears, and lives t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Trust in the Midst of Struggle
November 13th, 2019
If you’re anything like me you like to hope people keep their promises more often than not. I liketo see the good in people 9 times out of 10 and it takes about 87 times for me to finally reachtime nu...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Delightfully Close
September 17th, 2019
I read a book recently titled Hinds’ Feet on High Places—if you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. It’s a story about a girl, Much-Afraid, going on her journey to the High Places with the ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is Compassionate
November 26th, 2018
“The Lord, the Lord God, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”Exodus 34:6When God reveals Himself to Moses, the first thing God says is that He is ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love fiercely. Love deeply. Love unconditionally.
November 15th, 2018
A father is gracious and kind. A father is willing and ready to help whenever is needed. A father is not reluctant to love. A father does not withhold good things from his children. And God is the gre...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | Maturity is an Investment
January 21st, 2018
At the beginning of January, Wesley began a five-week series on the Old Testament prophet Elijah. The main point of the series is that Elijah KNEW God deeply, and because of that, God did incredible t...  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
Christmas Survival Guide | Be Gracious to Family
December 20th, 2017
Christmas Break can be a great time to step out of school and relax a little bit while everything slows down. However, we realize that sometimes it can be a little stressful leaving community and goin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 2:5-11
September 28th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is addressing a situation in Corinth, where someone led a rebellion against Paul in order to preach their own false gospel. Paul says that this person didn't harm him, but brough...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Corinthians 6:1-11
September 7th, 2017
Paul mentions how we are subject not only to one heavenly judgment, but also to human judgment here on Earth, regardless of whether or not Earthly judgment is under the authority of Jesus. However, he...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Why We Need Grace & Mercy
November 29th, 2016
A friend once described the difference between grace and mercy with this analogy: Mercy is withholding punishment when a person deserves it. Grace is giving favor (or goodness) to someone when they do...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/09/16
November 14th, 2016
At Wesley, the mood amongst the students was unique. After the election results rolled in Wednesday morning, everyone just needed a second. We needed a second to take a deep breath, and we needed spac...  Read More
by Devon Radford