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Recharge Devotional is written by our very own writers in our congregation. We hope that this devotional encourages and inspires you in your ongoing walk with Christ. The Recharge devotional team works hard to create relevant content that is relatable in day to day life. Be sure to read and interact with the posts. If you would like to write a blog, let us know! 

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teaching truth

Do you teach Sunday School? If you don’t, you should. It is the greatest job in the world, and it will grow you and challenge you in ways that you never, ever imagined. I was in the ministry for about 30 years and half that time I spent as a Pastor of Christian...

an appointment with god

Read:   Kings 19:9-21Reflect:  In the Fall of 2001 I participated in an Alfa course at a Lancaster area church. Alpha is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions....

fighting the battle

Read: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5Reflect: I tend to keep my devotional anecdotes to stories about my kids. It feels safer. Today I am stripping away that safety though and going straight to the vulnerable. This may read more as a testimony than a devotional but...

fire of god

Read:  2 Kings 1:1-18Reflect:  Does our God ever get angry? If He does, what would cause Him to get angry? If we could choose one action committed by man that would kindle the anger of God more than any other, I think that it would probably be idolatry. To...

what do we deserve?

“You deserve it!” “You’ve earned it!” “You’re worth it!”Chances are you’ve heard these phrases or a variation of them already today. Our culture is constantly trying to get us to believe that we are deserving of something-- a product they’re trying to sell, or an...

never argue with a first grader

A few months ago, I was subbing in a first-grade classroom at Lampeter. The day seemed to be going okay, nobody was sick, the plans were in place, and everyone was glad we were having pizza and celery sticks that day. Little did I know, or even suspect that a colossal...

God is present, still

Read:  II Kings 2:1-14Reflect:  Have you been going through a season of discouragement?  As I am writing this, it is pouring outside and seems like a good day to pull the covers over my head and stay in bed.  There is way too much to do...

poor little johnny

At a previous church, where I was the Pastor of Children and Youth, I had the privilege of sitting down with parents who had discipline problems with their children. Usually, Mom would show up and express her frustration with Johnny’s bad behavior and want me to...

was your mama named grace?

Read:  Matthew 1:1-17Reflect:  My father was a salesman for Agway and I could have sworn that he knew most of the population of Lancaster County and a good part of both Maryland & Delaware.  He definitely remembered who was related to who and...

what’s a crisis?

Crisis. Have you ever heard that word before? Do you know what it means? Maybe you’re thinking it is when your teenage daughter came home from school, locked herself in her room and started yelling “I’m never talking to her again, not for the rest of my life!”.  No,...

good place or bad place?

Read: 2 Samuel 11 - 12Reflect:  When we think about parables, we generally think about Jesus’ parables in the New Testament but this form of teaching also exists in the Old Testament. An example of this is in 2nd Samuel chapter 12 where we read the...

remember to take your pills

Have you ever forgotten anything? No, that’s not a trick question. All of us have moments when our brains seem to travel into a different state, only to return at some later date.  I came home from school the other day and I noticed a bottle of pills sitting on the...