Posts with the tag “samantha-richey”

God Speaks in the Mundane
by Devon McCoy on September 27th, 2021
I recently had an encounter with God while tending to my houseplants.You see, I love my houseplants.I love taking care of them, watering them, tending to them, thinking of ways I want them to grow… yes, in many ways they are my very children in this time of my life.I was tending to one of my “old faithful” ones: my trusty philedron, dating back to as long as I can remember from my childhood and be...  Read More
Rest
by Devon McCoy on June 3rd, 2021
It is one of my favorite rhythms of life, not just for what it gives me but for what it reveals within me. Rest forces me to wrestle with my propensity to find my identity from my work and not my God. True Rest, the Sabbath Rest of Jesus (Hebrews 4), restores us back to what we were originally made for: a fullness of life in God. The curse, on the other hand, leads us to operate with the false ide...  Read More
My Name Means Listener of God
by Devon McCoy on April 9th, 2021
My name means listener of God But I wasn’t always able to hear. It wasn’t until I was two that my parents found out my adenoids were blocking sound from entering my ears. I was “deaf” the first two years of my life.  But my name means listener of God. I was 13 when I noticed something was off. I struggled to hear my teachers. I was asking everyone to repeat themselves. The doctors did tests only t...  Read More
The Friend He Is
by Devon McCoy on March 8th, 2021
He came to me as a friend When I was without a friendMy first encounter I remember He saw me when I was hiding aloneHe called my name I heard Him say it.I was 4 years old._______________________________I have never known life apart from God (YHWH).(And I’d argue you don’t either. He is, after all, the sustainer of life.)There are only times when I did not realize how near He was.And as I think bac...  Read More
Unraveling Generosity
by Devon McCoy on January 25th, 2021
I used to be convinced God created generosity.However, if generosity was created, that implies generosity once did not exist; which I do not think is possible. The more I know God’s love towards me and search His scriptures, the more I cannot help but see how generous He is.  Thus, if my God who is not created and is not changing, is generous, this begs me to expand my view of what I think generos...  Read More
The Secret Blessing
by Devon McCoy on December 17th, 2020
I painted in the dark once. Blindfolded. But before I get to that, let’s go on a little journey.  A few years ago, in my senior year of high school, I began a tradition I have now continued each Christmas season. The tradition is simple -- it’s a commitment to “doing Christmas” intentionally.  In the past four years since, I’ve built a rhythm where I begin thinking about Christmas in November and ...  Read More
Jesus, My Love
by Devon McCoy on November 9th, 2020
I can remember the conversation almost like it happened yesterday.  “God is our Father, right?” “Yes,” my youth pastor answered after a Sunday morning service, a little hurried. “He’s also our Friend, right?” I wasn’t relenting. Though I knew he was busy, I finally built up enough courage to ask what I really wanted to ask.“Yes,” he paused and looked at me, giving me his full attention. I think he...  Read More
Infinite Ways to Communicate
by Devon McCoy on October 5th, 2020
Prayer is simply communicating with God. And just like in any healthy relationship, it’s important to talk about the ways you are communicating. It’s also important (and fun!) to hear how other healthy people communicate with the people they are in relationships with.So today, we’re going to talk about how we talk with God – aka, prayer. 😊 Prayer is our avenue to encounter God’s Father Heart, hear...  Read More