Posts Categorized: Devotionals

Advent Devotional 2: 12/7

Week 1: Advent Begins There are some people who make this campus a better place, not only by the nature of their work and how they do it, but by the nature of the heart they bring to it each and every day. I privileged to know firsthand that Amanda Stallings is truly one of… Read more »

Advent Devotional 1: 12/4

Week 1: Advent Begins Good morning.  It’s that time of year again, as we enter into the Advent season we’ll be marking the weeks ahead by sharing heartful devotionals written by TCU students, faculty, staff, and campus ministers.  We’re grateful to be on the journey together, across a beautifully growing campus, but still connected as one… Read more »

"and they prepared for the Passover meal" Lenten Devotional 11

Mark 14:12-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 12) On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13) So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go… Read more »

"The Lord is the everlasting God" Lenten Devotional 11

Isaiah 40: 28-31 NIV  28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak…. Read more »

"You are the light of the world" Lenten Devotional 10

Matthew 5:14-15 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” It seems as if a hallmark of growing up… Read more »

"Do whatever he tells you" Lenten Devotional 9

John 2:4-5 4) “Jesus said to her, “O woman, what does your concern have to do with me? My hour has not yet come”. 5) His mother said to the servants, “do whatever he tells you” For many of us, this can be a hard passage to read at first. How often do we read… Read more »

"Don't use your mouth to tell lies." Lenten Devotional 8

“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life. Don’t use your mouth to tell lies; don’t ever say things that are not true.” Proverbs 4:23-24 NCV This Lenten season has given me the opportunity to be reflective of how we have been challenged to discern facts from lies. No better place to take… Read more »

"Obedience through suffering" Lenten Devotional 7

Hebrews 5:8-9 “Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.” I’ve recently heard it said that when we are broken over and over again,… Read more »

"I believe; help my unbelief!" Lenten Devotional 6

Mark 9:23-24 ESV “‘If you can?’ said Jesus. ‘All things are possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’ To fully understand the power of this short passage, we need to understand the context. The father in this story brings his son to… Read more »

"Do not be conformed to this world" Lenten Devotional 5

  Romans 12:1-2 (NRSV) “1) I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that… Read more »