Behind the heart of S&L is a desire to glorify God with our time and talents.  We hope you find our devotionals to be inspirational and as much of an encouragement in your life as it is in ours.

  • Have Faith
    May 5, 2017

    Have you ever had moments where you’re not sure if it’s the Lord’s voice or your own internal monologue that you’re listening to? This was my struggle — not hearing him in the big things, but hearing him in the stillness. I left work on a Thursday just like any other day… Except instead of going the way ...
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  • Six Misconceptions About Love
    February 13, 2017

    Love. It’s a word we throw around a LOT. It’s used to describe any positive feeling about anything from food to social media posts. It’s used to promote political and moral stands. It’s used to manipulate and coerce. It’s also used to tell someone how much you care about them. It is the single reason ...
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  • Attitude of Gratitude
    November 18, 2016

    Which of us hasn’t at one time or another envied someone else? In our culture of putting your best face forward on social media, most of what we see from others is their “highlight reel.” We rarely hear of the struggles and dark times until they are over. It’s easy to look at someone else’s ...
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  • S&L Devos: Be Still & Know
    October 14, 2016

    Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a A friend recently asked me to be part of a musical project he’s been working on for some time. My response, of course, was yes! Absolutely. How can I help? As we began planning, I added in dates to my calendar and noticed that I had a ...
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  • S&L Devos: He Restores My Soul
    October 9, 2016

    I recently had an opportunity to participate in our church’s worship night. These are my favorite types of services. There are all sorts of worship, right? We can worship God with our words, our actions, our time, our service. But my absolute favorite way to worship him is in song. There is something about music ...
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  • In Minutes: 5 Minute Devotions
    September 13, 2016

    As a Christian, the single most important, most life-giving part of my day is the time I spend in solitude with God. Do you want to know what’s sad? It rarely happens. Just like all the other well intended plans of my day, somehow the most important things get pushed aside by all of the ...
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  • S&L Devos: Staying Connected to the Vine
    August 19, 2016

    The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Romans 8:19 God gives us beautiful analogies through His creation, one of the most relatable to me being the pruning process of the plant. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so ...
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  • S&L Devos: Beauty for Ashes
    July 29, 2016

    Have you heard that worship song “Ever Be”? It’s a Bethel tune, which probably explains why I loved it from the first time I heard it. If you haven’t heard it (or even if you have, but you love it as much as I do) take a listen. There’s this one part that just gets me ...
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  • S&L Devos: Jesus Loves Me
    July 7, 2016

    Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so. Anna Bartlett Warner Easily one of my daughter’s favorite bedtime songs, she practically screams, “Jesus loves me!” She gets so excited when ...
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  • S&L Devos: Faith Like A Little Child
    June 21, 2016

    Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the ...
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