Posts with the tag “peace”

Ruth
April 14th, 2022
Many of us know the story of Ruth. It’s been held up as a testimony of hope. Out of suffering and tragedy, comes redemption and restoration. In particular, we focus on Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi and...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Beauty from Ashes
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 ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Shalom
August 31st, 2021
“Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” – Isaiah 44:22About this time last year, I became friends with the sweetest couple from Bangladesh. Now fast forward to this past weekend. I was hanging out wi...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Peace
March 28th, 2021
I feel like our generation has been plagued by guilt. Guilt for not being productive enough, not being studious enough, not being interesting enough, not being friendly enough, not being ENOUGH. Every...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A Filling of Hope
November 4th, 2020
Today is full of heightened emotions. There are feelings of fear, frustration, apathy, resignation, anger, mistrust and more running rampant. We all recognize that there is a threat of darkness, just ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Racial Unity
September 9th, 2020
Unity in God. The phrase alone holds power. Everyone knows that feeling of being a part of something bigger, knowing that you’re needed, yet such a small part of the whole. The Christian body is like ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Heavenly Places
August 27th, 2020
Just like everyone else, I struggled through quarantine. I was plagued by uncertainty and worry about the unknown. As ‘pandemic’ and ‘quarantine’ became common words in my vocabulary, I felt isolated ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Come Alive, Dry Bones
August 25th, 2020
In early February of 2020, the Lord woke me up in the middle of the night and the words "Threshing Floor" were on my lips. I could almost feel the ground shaking as shot up my bed and tried to fall ba...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Rhythms of Rest
May 18th, 2020
Summer has always been a time to kick back, relax, and have fun as you take a pause from the craziness of the normal school year. There are trips overseas, beach vacations with family and/or friends, ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A Personal Invite to Encounter God
April 3rd, 2020
“Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” - John 20:27As I sit at my computer typing this post ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Hopeful Spring
March 22nd, 2020
I’ve been thinking about the idea of a “hopeful spring” for a couple of weeks now. Seems kind of silly doesn’t it? In the midst of all this chaos, how could a hopeful spring possibly exist anymore? Bu...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
It's Not Supposed to be This Way
January 31st, 2020
Have you ever asked God, “where are you?” or “why haven’t you come back yet?” You have this longing inside of you for things to better, to live in perfect peace. Maybe you feel this when a close frien...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
His Nearness is my Good
December 26th, 2019
This is my first holiday season after losing a very close loved one.  Since he passed away mid-August, I’ve celebrated his birthday, my own, and Thanksgiving without him for the first time in my life....  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Fighting Pain
November 6th, 2019
Pain is a funny thing. It has a way of pushing you down and knocking you around a bit. As pain begins to embrace you, its dreadful sting seeps into every crack of your life it can find. Pain has maste...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Partnering with the Spirit of Hope
October 25th, 2019
I want to preface this topic with this: if you have experienced or are struggling with anxiety, youare not alone—there is hope, friend. Not just hope for the future but hope for right here and rightno...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Power of Peace
October 2nd, 2019
Combating or overcoming fear of the future can get exhausting. Hopelessness, confusion, changed plans, and lack of vision can all get in the way of “not worrying about tomorrow” like Jesus asked us to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Look Up
October 1st, 2019
Have you ever been in a situation that seemed to go from bad to worse? You get to a point where you think, well at least nothing else can happen now… and then it does?! I had one of those moments this...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Chasing After Peace
October 1st, 2019
All of us carry baggage in some way, even if it’s seemingly insignificant. We can’t get over the way we’ve been hurt or the way we’ve been left by the people we thought would always be there. We’ve be...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Jesus, My Good Shepherd
September 15th, 2019
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. - Psalm 23:4 NLT In verse 4 of Psalm 23, there are three...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
I Am Who I Am
June 10th, 2019
Do you ever get so caught up in just trying to figure everything out? Because for me it seems like that is a constant state of being… I get so caught up in trying to understand all of the details that...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
To Be Exposed
May 2nd, 2019
Nakedness is not a bad thing. We come into the world unveiled before Him, humanity's exposure to the Earth in it's very first breaths took place in exposure, and all of God's creation thrives unashame...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Finding Peace in Jesus
April 5th, 2019
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplic...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Callings: What if I miss it?
February 2nd, 2019
Decisions can be paralyzing. Especially the decisions being made now- colleges, majors, and career paths all loom before us, a million different options that all feel like they dictate the rest of our...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Resolutions: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
December 28th, 2018
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve had the hymn "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" stuck in my head. If you’ve never heard it, go give it a listen – it’s by far one of my favorites. But one part in particular ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Shoes of Peace
October 15th, 2018
Think back to a time when you wore a pair of shoes that just hurt your feet or didn’t fit correctly. You’re standing there, wishing you could go back home and change. You don’t feel like standing for ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 143
July 18th, 2018
Psalm 143 "My Soul Thirsts for You" A Psalm of David1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! 2 Enter not into judgment with your...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 27
May 9th, 2018
I love the Psalms because they’re not always straightforward and concise. On the contrary, they’re messy and passionate and confusing at times. Psalms invite me to take off my analyzing glasses and ju...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Christmas Survival Guide | Connect with Community
January 5th, 2018
Christmas time can ring a number of proverbial bells. Usually, you want to hear about how Christmas was a time spent with good friends, family, and food. However, for some people, Christmas can be lon...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Christmas Survival Guide | Rest & Genesis 2:2
December 29th, 2017
Its December 29th, Christmas has passed and New Year’s Eve is nearly here. We’re in the middle of holiday chaos: visiting with family, catching up with old friends, unpredictable schedules and traveli...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
2 Peter | Chapter 2
December 16th, 2017
In this passage, the Peter says that the people and the world around us will reject us. It's just a fact of following Jesus. For a while, it will be tough, as Jesus never promised anything that result...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Feature Article | Stress and Finals
December 2nd, 2017
Stress. Anxiety. Worry. It’s inevitable for college students as they near the end of the semester.   But God calls us out of these feelings and into the peace He desires to give us. Maybe you’ve heard...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Why Does Christmas Matter?
December 24th, 2016
    Most families, religious or not, will celebrate Christmas this year, each with their own unique rituals and traditions. One that I grew up with, which I have often been told is unique and even str...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/02/16
November 7th, 2016
One phrase I hear most often from college students is, “I am so tired”. In a stage of life when some say college students are more free than they ever will be post-grad, how is it possible for so many...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Prayer Rooms
October 3rd, 2016
Ever been in the prayer chapel when your peaceful moment of solitude was completely interrupted by a loud horde of people taking over what moments ago felt like your secret place? If you’re anything l...  Read More
by Devon McCoy