I Am a Walking Reference Letter for Jesus (Philippians devotional 4)

By Nick Osborne “I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.” ~ Philippians 2:20 ~ As a pastor, there have been many times I’ve been asked to supply a reference for a person applying for a job or school.  Usually people ask beforehand if they can use my name, … More I Am a Walking Reference Letter for Jesus (Philippians devotional 4)

Contending for Trust (Philippians devotional 2)

“Meanwhile, live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ. Let nothing in your conduct hang on whether I come or not… Stand united, singular in vision, contending for people’s trust in the Message…” ~ Philippians 1:27 (MSG) Have you noticed how traffic changes when a police vehicle is … More Contending for Trust (Philippians devotional 2)

The Room

My mind descends into my heart and there I meet God. I walk into the room of my heart and it is completely bare except for a wooden chair in the middle of the floor. God is in the chair, and when he sees me walk in, he stands up and greets me with a … More The Room

The Holy Mundane: Lone Rangers Don’t Grow

(“Letters to My Church” devotional series.  More information in the Table of Contents.) Greetings, Church! It’s cold.  It’s cold in my house, it’s cold in my car, and pretty much everywhere I go. I tried wearing gloves when I walked the dog yesterday. I tried again today when I drove to work. Yet my fingertips felt … More The Holy Mundane: Lone Rangers Don’t Grow