Alaska/Fairbanks

Kissed by a Prince (Advent Devotion) - Thursday, December 27

Kissed by a Prince (Advent Devotion) - Thursday, December 27

It is true that we are all frogs and toads, and the post-Christmas lull can cause us to forget, but we who are now alive in Christ have a Prince who has rescued us and promises us peace for today and hope of eternal life with Him. With whatever croaky voices we have been given, let us sing His praises everyday!

Mary Pondered (Advent Devotion) - Friday, December 21

Mary Pondered (Advent Devotion) - Friday, December 21

For Mary, it must have been a time of great joy and terror. Angels talking about her conception. Elizabeth and John leaping for joy. Zechariah’s prophecy of the forerunner of the Christ child: ”You will give the knowledge of salvation in the forgiveness of their sin.” (Luke 1:77)

And Mary pondered.

God's Story of Forgiveness (Lent) - Thursday, March 22

God's Story of Forgiveness (Lent) - Thursday, March 22

God’s intervening story informs our stories. So many of our Indigenous peoples are wrestling with God and man. The sins they have committed and those committed against them, the fallen-ness of humanity, addictions, the loss of culture and family values have all left our people struggling. 

The Good News is that, in the struggle, God shows up in the face of Christ Jesus and does not prevail against us!

Is it Good to Help? (Lent) - Monday, March 12

Is it Good to Help? (Lent) - Monday, March 12

We see people all the time, everywhere, who are hurting and in need. A person standing on the side of the road with a sign asking for help. People sleeping on a park bench, homeless, broken, and trapped in the cycle of addictions. Have you ever wondered, should I help? If I were to help would it be good or would it hurt them more? 

Moving Toward You (Lent) - Friday, March 9

Moving Toward You (Lent) - Friday, March 9

I am convinced one of the keys to ministry in any community, maybe especially the Native American community, is reaching the fathers with the Gospel and encouraging them to take responsibility for the spiritual lives of their families.

I think of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross as God offering His best in order to turn our hearts to Him, our Father God. It was a sacrificial act of the greatest order in all of history; God offering His own Son in order to unite us with Him. What great love, what great sacrifice!

The Just Shall Walk By Faith (Lent) - Thursday, March 8

The Just Shall Walk By Faith (Lent) - Thursday, March 8

And in relating their stories, they are humbled. It is then they are reminded that no matter how much effort they invest, it is only God who brings the increase. And at what time, and how that comes about, is not up to human endeavor but the work of the Holy Spirit. They are only assured that as they share His word it will not return void.