Posts with the tag “summer”

Choosing to Love
June 25th, 2021
“If you love me, keep my commands.” John 14:15Do you believe in soul mates? Please don’t hate me for this, but I don’t. I promise I don’t hate love. I promise.There are a few reasons why I am the way ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Perfection vs. Obedience
June 23rd, 2021
For most of my life, I followed all rules without question. If there weren’t clear expectations or guidelines in a certain area, I would construct them myself. Constant responsibility and obedience we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Delicately Crave Depth
June 18th, 2021
Earlier this year, God gave me the phrase, “Delicately crave depth.” I thought it was beautiful, but didn’t know what the context was surrounding it or how to interpret it.These past six months have b...  Read More
by Devon Radford
June 9th, 2021
I would consider myself a homebody. I like to be home, I like to be by myself at home, I like to do things at home. Home is where I know I can feel comfortable regardless of the situation. But is bein...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Balance through Obedience
June 4th, 2021
According to the dictionary, balance is (n) a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions or (v) offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another. But how can ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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....  Read More
by Devon Radford
Balance in Personal Responsibility
June 2nd, 2021
To be completely real, this topic is hard for me to even begin to unpack because it’s a genuine struggle for me to find balance. While it is a daily fight for me to find balance, it’s also something I...  Read More
by Devon Radford
July 5th, 2019
Community can look very different during the summer. Especially if you are going from a place with constant accountability like Wesley, to different places around the world away from what you’re used ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Beloved Family.
June 30th, 2019
Family has always been God’s design for us. All throughout Scripture we see God bringing back together family like in the stories of Jacob and Esau and the prodigal son to show God’s heart is for us t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Intimacy.
June 22nd, 2019
Meditate on His word."Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 'I am the vine, you are the branches....  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide
June 14th, 2019
Summer is a special time. It’s my favorite season and it holds a special place in my heart. There’s a freedom and playfulness that doesn’t seem to be there in other seasons. The days are longer and I ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 25
July 10th, 2018
“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfu...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 39
July 4th, 2018
“Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” (Psalm 39:4)You won’t live forever. Whether we’re aware of it on a daily basis or not, our lives will com...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 40
June 27th, 2018
It's summer!!! I don't know what that means for you: whether you love summer, love your alone time, love the extra time you get to spend with friends or you are super busy and away from community and ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 51
June 13th, 2018
This is one of the most impactful sections of scripture that I have ever read through in my whole life. It honestly changed my life about four years ago on a Friday night when my discipler and I read ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 139
June 6th, 2018
In the summer, we get out of our normal routine. This can lead to a dry season spiritually, a lonely season, or a season even busier than school was. On the flip side, you may find you have more time ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 42
May 30th, 2018
In our walks with Jesus, there are times when it’s easy to feel His presence. During these seasons, there’s a greater sense of closeness. Maybe it even seems like He’s hearing and answering prayers on...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 18
May 17th, 2018
When I read about God being furious, angry, and powerful, I often feel really intimidated. It can be scary to think about how awesome and intense our God is. I prefer to think of Him as gentle and kin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 8: Go on an Adventure
July 5th, 2016
The summer months are upon us and it is really easy to allow these 9-12 weeks to disappear before you know it, you then realize that all you’ve done is lay around all day, hang out with friends, or wo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 7: Worship Outlaid
June 27th, 2016
When the world seems like it’s collapsing in on you, everything keeps going wrong, you can’t seem to take another step, and you’re filled with crippling self-doubt and fear, where do you turn? Snow Wh...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 5: Set an Alarm
June 13th, 2016
 I have to confess something to y’all: I love sleep. I love it so much. Sometimes when I’m getting ready for bed I’ll wiggle out a little happy dance because I know I’ll get to go to sleep soon. It’s ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 4: Stay in Community
June 5th, 2016
You are officially four weeks into your summer. By this time you have started your job, are in the swing of summer classes, or have simply begun your summer routine. If you are anything like me then i...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 3: Create a summer reading plan
May 31st, 2016
Growing up in the church I heard again and again that having a quiet time was essential. So there I was, wanting to have a quiet time, but feeling so discouraged the moment I opened my Bible. I didn’t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Gospel of Matthew
May 31st, 2016
This summer, in addition to our Summer Survival Tips and chapter recaps from “Secrets of the Secret Place”, we are going to have weekly posts that take us through different books of the Bible. The ide...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 2: Setting Goals
May 22nd, 2016
During the summer school takes a break, your life do not.When taking classes our goals are set for us. Class, papers, tests, and deadlines structure the days and weeks. Wesley and discipleship teach u...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 1: Attend a Local Church
May 17th, 2016
THE DISCONNECTAll year you’ve been attending Wesley or Freshley (or both) and it’s been EASY to stay involved and connected to the community of believers in your city. AND NOW…  it’s summer break. Sum...  Read More
by Devon Radford