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
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
Devotion

Trust and the Terrible Year

2017 was a hard year. It felt like a year of near weekly calamities, large and small. We had a flight-for-life with our second daughter hours after birth. We’ve been in Children’s Hospital’s ICU three times; we’ve worried about our baby’s health through surgery, scans, scopes, suctions, blood tests and Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Devotion

There is a River — Psalm 46

My friend Jonathan Haefs is the pastor of an amazing church in Birmingham called Shades Valley Community Church. He has recently been getting very disciplined about posting devotional reflections on Scripture which I’ve been reading 1,300 miles away in Denver. He’s been breathing life into me with his steadiness. It’s about Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Devotion

Honest to God

Over the last few months, I have been learning to pray. That sounds like a pretty basic part of being a Christian, yet it’s amazing how little it’s actually done. Or how little I actually do it. And how little I did it throughout seminary. I’m not counting, “Oh, God, Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago