Entries by Kelsie Davis

DevoShine: Try Me

Esther 4:12-16 “When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: ‘Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and […]

DevoShine: Isn’t Much

Matthew 14:15-22 “As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.’ Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’ ‘We have […]

DevoShine: Eyes Up

Matthew 14:25-33 “Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter […]

Searching for Whales

Let’s talk about Jonah. Let’s talk about this prophet who directly told God “no,” and took off in the opposite direction. The story is that Jonah ran to Joppa and then got on a boat to Tarshish. Let’s put this into perspective. The distance from Joppa to Nineveh was 550 miles. The distance from Joppa […]

The Beauty of Dust

Does anything that I do matter? After all, I don’t do anything that significant. I go to class, go to work, do my homework, see my friends once in a while, and participate in extracurriculars. I go to church and serve on the worship team once a month. It is so easy to look at […]

DevoShine – Living Through Death

John 11:1-7 “Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the […]

Authentic Christianity

I’ll be honest, these past few weeks I have felt like I’ve been walking through the valley. I have been confronted with struggles, heartache, doubt, and fear. It shouldn’t really be a surprise, I mean, life is hard. It’s unpredictable. It’s scary. It changes in an instant and most of the time we’re just swept […]

Ministry: More Than Just a Job

While working at Shine.FM this summer, I have also been working as a worship leader at the church that I attend. Growing up, and still now, my dad is a pastor and my mom is a children’s pastor. As a result, I’ve seen a lot of what goes on in church ministry. I also know […]

What is home?

When you think of home, what does it look like? Is it your childhood house? A specific town? A room? A person? Home takes a different shape as you go through life. When I was a kid, home was a yellow house with a big backyard in Michigan. Then we moved, and home became a […]

Nobody’s Perfect

When I was little, I remember my mom always telling me, “All I ask is that you do your best. And that you actually do your best.” Those words could be both a comfort and a motivation. The thing that I knew was that, sure, maybe I could fool the people around me into thinking […]