Devotion

When God Says “No”

When you become a parent, you’re suddenly confronted with a breathtaking amount of parenting advice. Some of this advice comes unsolicited from friends, family, or total strangers. Some of the advice is sought after—from those exact same groups… including total strangers in the form of random online articles presented by Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Devotion

Praying with my Fingers

A few weeks ago, I stepped out of the car into an ugly Monday afternoon. The sky outside promised rain; the air inside promised death. My feet guided me toward the inevitable: steps to be climbed, a door to be opened, a coffin to be approached. The only path forward Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Revelation

11. Preparing Grape Music

11. Preparing Grape Music (Revelation 14) Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Revelation

06. The Seven Seals

06. The Seven Seals (Revelation 6v1 – 8v1) I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Revelation

05. An Inside Job

05. An Inside Job (Revelation 5) Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Revelation

03. The Seven Churches

03. The Seven Churches (Revelation 2v1-7) “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Revelation

01. Divine Peekaboo

01. Divine Peekaboo (Revelation 1v1-8) The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Devotion

Struggling into Life

We have a floppy baby. Our 11-month old daughter, Daisy, struggles with generalized low muscle tone or “hypotonia.” This means that her muscles are uncoordinated and her muscles tire out rather quickly. Everything is affected—from coordination of muscle groups to small muscles that help with various movements. Someone somewhere online described Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago