Peace With Everyone?

August 20, 2016By Deidra Riggs

As we sat together on the couch, my husband turned to me and said, “Instead of wars, let’s just figure everything out with basketball. If your team wins, your country gets the land. If our team wins, our country gets the land.”

I know it’s an oversimplification, but doesn’t it sound nice?

How to “Deal With” the Strangers Among Us

June 26, 2016By Deidra Riggs

My friend, Kristin, has started a revolution. She bought a picnic table from Lowe’s, painted it turquoise, and set it up in her front yard. Then, she sat at her Turquoise Table and prayed for God to send whomever he chose.

For Believers Before Work, Part 2

April 27, 2015By Mark D. Roberts

In yesterday’s Life for Leaders devotion, I explained that I’m taking a short, three-day detour from Genesis in order to share a wonderful hymn about God and work. “For Believers Before Work,” also known as “Forth in Thy/Your Name,” was written by Charles Wesley in 1749. It offers a moving prayer of dedication to God as we think about and commence our daily work.

The Reality of the Cross

April 4, 2015By Mark D. Roberts

Romans 5:6-8
Today is Holy Saturday, the day between the cross and the resurrection of Christ. It’s a day of reflection and waiting. It’s a time to consider further the reality of the cross so as to prepare for the celebration of the resurrection.
I will never forget a humorous Holy Saturday conversation that happened between my children when they were young.