Posts with the tag “loss”

Beauty from Ashes
by Devon McCoy on October 19th, 2021
You can grieve and still be hopeful…"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." - Matthew 5:4 NIV"What delight comes to you when you wait upon the Lord! For you will find what you long for." - Matthew 5:4 TPTWhen someone is grieving, we never think of them as being blessed. Actually most people think quite the opposite, and even those in mourning commonly say “I don’t wish this even...  Read More
Tell a Good Story
by Devon McCoy on September 26th, 2021
In loving memory of JMRSix years ago, the Lord wrecked my life in ways I never imagined. The person I looked up to most as an example of what true joy in Christ looked like tragically passed away. John Michael Ritchey was a teacher, a musician, an avid lover of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but above all he was a man that sought-after God’s heart. He often told us that if he could show just ...  Read More
Father of Compassion
by Devon McCoy on September 23rd, 2020
The bite in the air this past week filled me with dread. My favorite season is coming to a close, and fall has officially made its arrival.I realize I am not in good company in my displeasure about the changing seasons. My roommates are filled with excitement, and between the cinnamon broom that appeared in the living room and the loaves of pumpkin bread already filling the oven, our home could do...  Read More
A Genuine Expression of Worship
by Devon McCoy on April 9th, 2020
“Then Jesus led them to Bethany, and lifting his hands to heaven, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. And they spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God.”Luke 24:50-53 NLT When I read this portion of the ascension story of Jesus, it engages a part of my heart t...  Read More
An Invitation
by Devon McCoy on April 8th, 2020
Recently the Lord was speaking about the Passover to me in way that I had never really paid attention to before. After spending some time studying the history and context of the Passover from the deliverance of the death of the first born to Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection, I have come to realize the parallels within what is globally and internally happening in the physical and spiritual worl...  Read More