Posts with the tag “redemption”

Tension
November 17th, 2021
This may be something unique to myself— but have you ever thought of dissonance as a feeling or emotion to be experienced? Dissonance typically means a lack of harmony in music, but another definition...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A Garden, Not A Desert
September 2nd, 2021
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,    because the Lord has anointed meto bring good news to the poor;    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and th...  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
God Intends for Good
August 30th, 2021
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." - Genesis 50:20For the past two years, this verse has been one of my favorites i...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Step Out of Shame
December 6th, 2020
Shame is a complex thing. If I could describe shame as a color, it would be neon yellow. If I could describe shame as a smell, it would be mildew. If I could describe shame as a taste, it would be spo...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Shaking and Surrender
August 28th, 2020
Early on in quarantine, I had an interesting conversation with my mom.She said, “All of our crutches are being revealed right now...and many will be taken away.” It was a heavy statement, but it gave ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
From Dust
June 7th, 2020
This week, we’ve been walking through the story of Genesis.  So far, life in the Garden has been beautiful for Adam and Eve, just as God intended.  But when the serpent shows up,  everything changes. ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Relationship Renewals
May 20th, 2020
You know how they say marriage is like a magnifying glass for our selfishness and sin issues? Well, step aside holy matrimony, quarantine may have just taken your place. Many of us have never experien...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A People of Hope
October 9th, 2019
Before I knew God, I thought I was the only broken person. I was under the impression that everyone around me was doing well, and was exempt from the misfortune of brokenness and pain that I seemed to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Gift of Repentance
September 7th, 2019
I love cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, and I love when they’re fresh and warm from the oven. My mom knows this too, so, growing up, whenever she took the cookies out of the oven she w...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A Life Proclaiming Redemption
April 24th, 2019
“and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of joy instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.They will be ca...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Partnering with Love
April 11th, 2019
“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring yo...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
As it is in Heaven
March 21st, 2019
If you know much about me, you know that my favorite genre of books to read is Fantasy. I think at least part of the reason I love Fantasy (and sci-fi) so much is because the most common trope has to ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Paul | New Creations
February 18th, 2019
Picture this: you’re standing on the beach waiting for the sun to rise. You’re wearing your shorts and hoodie, and you’re wrapped in a blanket because the breeze is blowing and the sky is beginning to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Barren to Beautiful
December 13th, 2018
“And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, ‘Do n...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Promise of Immanuel
December 7th, 2018
I remember the first time I really started talking to God. I was 14. I would get up super early each day. It would be before the sun even broke through the morning sky, and I would write down everythi...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 18
May 23rd, 2018
This extensive, rich Psalm is David’s response to God sparing him from Saul’s wrath. In 2 Samuel 22, we see the real-time response - a song almost identical to Psalm 18. I love this Psalm because it l...  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
Remedy | Fear & Anxiety
February 21st, 2018
College is a weird time. You have to learn how to balance a number of things, like living on your own, creating new friendships, and figuring out what you want to do with your life, all while maintain...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Feature Article | God's Remedies are Redemptive
February 18th, 2018
Wesley just started a 4-week series on learning how God provides us remedies from anxiety, depression, and addiction. Many of those struggles have roots in things our friends and families have said to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
October 4th, 2017
Paul is stating the importance of Jesus' righteousness being used to cover our sins. Additionally, he talks about why reconciliation is so important. Reconciliation is crucial because Jesus gives us t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy