Category Archives: East Tennessee

Devotions for Lent: Out of Deep Waters

Psalm 18:16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. For a couple of summers I used to help out for a week at our Presbytery’s Outdoor Camp Site at … Continue reading

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Helping Haiti: Good News

Mark 1:15            “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” We talk a lot in church about the good news, but do we actually take it to others? I’m … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Seeing Everything

Job 28:24 For God views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. I love using Google Earth on my computer. It amazes me that satellite cameras can focus on my neighborhood, allowing me to see my … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Resident Evil

Our community in Knoxville is grieving and angry this morning. A while ago, a young couple – Chris Newsom and Channon Christian – were car-jacked, kidnapped, raped, tortured, horrendously mutilated, and savagely murdered by a gang of people over several … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Real Rejoicing!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Throughout the summer months, when our church choir does not meet, our Creative Expressions team encourages our church kids to present the anthem during worship on Sunday … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Folk Music Faith

Romans 15: 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus Yesterday, we held an Appalachian/folk music service at the church. Because the songs were so well … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers = Money for Mobsters?

A couple of weeks ago, I was driving through a deprived area in a large Southern town. The whole area was dismal. Houses were falling apart; the streets were littered; and the corner store that I passed had a sign … Continue reading

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