Living the Gospel in View of My Spouse

Stewart Fenters Devotional, Struggling Well

Centuries ago, a hero of mine named St Francis said, “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” For Francis, a great preacher wasn’t someone who knew everything about God. Rather, it was someone who truly lived the gospel in every part of their life. In this way, the gospel could be seen in the …

The Passion to Paint

Sandy Fulginiti Devotional

It simply blew me away.  I walked into the Church at Charlotte art Gallery and there she was…my very first oil painting named “A New Thing.”  Just over a year ago I reluctantly joined a friend at Braitman’s Studio with Allison Chambers as our amazing teacher. It was a class for beginners! With fear and trepidation and plenty of doubts …

How to Walk a Mile in Forgiveness

Greg Lee Devotional, Struggling Well

Several years ago I was collecting my notes in preparation for a Bible study I was to teach the following day. My research was centered around the Lord’s prayer, and as I frequently do, I began delving into the literal translations for several of the key words. I became fixated on the words in verse 12; “And forgive us our …

The Best Choice

Sandy Fulginiti Devotional, Ministry Highlights

Life is made up of an infinite number of choices. And every choice matters. Choices shape our lives and they have consequences…and sometimes the outcomes create many blessings or problems. This semester in the SouthPark Women’s Bible study we have explored the many choices of King David. David’s story is found primarily in 1 & 2 Samuel. His life had …

Tragic Inevitability

Carrie Givens Devotional

I was listening to a podcast recently in which Reed Arvin, a music producer, best-selling author, and college professor, referenced an idea that is key to storytelling: the concept of tragic inevitability. Arvin describes the concept thus: “When the story reaches a point in which you are committed to a tragedy. If you do anything else at the end, it’s …

The Transformed Politician

Tim Briggs Devotional, Faith & Work

I want to tell you a story about a politician. Don’t roll your eyes, it’s a good story! This politician grew up in the church but when he was in his 20s he had a spiritual awakening. It was at this time that he first understood the gospel. Transformed from within, he began wrestling with God’s call on his life. …

White as Snow

Carrie Givens Devotional

As the snow fell last week, I saw an abundance of snowy day photos on my social media news feeds. I saw friends walking through the woods, the bare tree branches lined with white. The next morning, the sun shone and more photos were posted, with light sparkling across white-spread yards. One of two captions accompanied these photos almost across …

Being Multigenerational

Stewart Fenters Devotional

Being multigenerational is a gift. My son, like many young children, is often obsessed with age. This is a small sampling of the kinds of questions he asks when we are driving around town: How many days old am I? How many seconds have I been alive? Who is the oldest person you know? How old is grandad? You get …

A Barn Story

Sandy Fulginiti Devotional

Everyone loves a good story. This one is near and dear to my heart. It’s about second chances. It’s a story of transformation and it began in an unlikely place nestled in a small North Carolina town. When a young couple went searching for their first home, they came upon a little red farmhouse. On the foreground of the property …

Thank You for Your Intention

Michelle Marsalis Coen Devotional

It was one of those dreary, wet blanket kind of days where there’s no distinction between the sullen grey sky and the rain soaked pavement. From my window seat, I watched the soggy tarmac bustle with activity as I tried to tune out the angry phone conversation taking place in the seat next to me. Already feeling anxious and dreading the short trip ahead, the melancholy atmosphere enhanced …