Posts with the tag “joy”

New Year, New Me...?
January 30th, 2023
Every new year, people all across our campus, country, and even world will write down resolutions for what they want their new year to look like. Some of the most popular ones are about things such as...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Good News and Great Joy
January 9th, 2023
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” - Luke 2:10-11In the Chri...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Value in Slowing Down
September 29th, 2022
I have been dwelling on the idea of “hustle” for a while now. In our culture, especially at the University of Georgia, hustle is a word that brings people pride. ‘If you want to be successful, you hav...  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
God is with us.
September 28th, 2021
God is with me.  I am never alone. One of the truest things I know about God is that He is present. He is near. He is close. He is not going to leave or abandon me. I was trying to think of a single e...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
December 9th, 2020
The classic Christmas hymn ‘Joy to the World’ is always a mark that the holiday season is upon us. I love how, well...joyful it is. Joy--one of the fruits of the Spirit-- is something I think we alway...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Consider it Pure Joy
October 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite verses, which I was challenged to learn in middle school, is James 1:2-4. It reads,“Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds for the testing of your f...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Wilderness
October 19th, 2020
About a week before I got the news that I would not be returning to school last semester, God told me that I was entering into a wilderness- unknown to me, but not to Him. Let me tell you, not getting...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let's Celebrate!
June 29th, 2020
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by Devon Radford
Even After All this Time
February 9th, 2020
I want to share my story with you. It’s a bit complex, but I believe it’s a testimony for anyone who hears it to stand on. So bear with me. I’m going to unravel some deep parts of my story and how int...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Life Worthy to the One who is Worthy
August 31st, 2019
This year we, as a Wesley body, are diving into the idea of how to give our whole lives to the one who gives us life. When I first heard that phrase I began to ask God what that would look like on an ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rest at His Feet
December 12th, 2018
Christmas is a busy time of the year. We busy ourselves with decorating, baking, shopping, and wrapping so the finished product is ready to be enjoyed on Christmas day. But what does God say about all...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Joy and Obedience
September 28th, 2018
Our joy in and after obedience is God. More of Him. A greater understanding of His presence or goodness. Experiential knowledge of His heart and the way He works in and through our lives. Every time G...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Serve Someone
January 4th, 2018
January 4th - In my family this is around the time that we begin putting away all of our Christmas decorations and we start counting down the days until next Christmas (it’s 354 in case you’re curious...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Sustain Your Joy
December 27th, 2017
Christmas time—it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s easy to feel full of joy when we’re surrounded by the treasures of Christmas.    But what do we do after the gifts are unwrapped, the feas...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God's Unconditional Love
September 6th, 2016
Romans 5:8- "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."In the first “Love” Foundation we talked about God’s love as being unconditional. This l...  Read More
by Devon Radford