“Mary took a pound of costly perfume, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” -John 12:3 Read John 12:1-8 Many of us have been encouraged at some point in our spiritual walks to ponder the question “Am I more a Mary or a […]


“She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’” -John 11:27 Read John 11:20-27 Between Advent and Epiphany we can begin to see that what appears to be overwhelming darkness only amplifies the light. Christ’s whole life affirms this. Even upon […]

Get Up and Go Find Jesus!

“In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’” -Matthew 2:1-2 Read Matthew 2:1-12 […]

Mary Magdalene

“Mary Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, provided for them out of their resources.” -Luke 8:3 Read Luke 8:1-3 Head cradled by my favorite pillow, I try to wish myself to sleep as anxiety wriggles its way into every corner […]

Conquering Fear

“Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord…But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea…the mariners were afraid” (Jonah 1:1-5). Have you noticed how fear attacks you most where God calls you to serve? Fear can come in like […]

The Hidden Source

“And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light.” -Revelation 22:5 Read Revelation 22:1-5 You don’t have to be a soccer fan to understand that for a soccer game to be played at night towering stadium lights are required. On a […]

How You Can Pray For FPU In The New Year

This Year the University family has embraced 10 strategic priorities that provide a roadmap for facilitating an engaged presence. These markers will be strategic for us as we follow Christ in Kingdom thinking and ministry formation. Help us, as we seek to do HIS will, by praying for these priorities along with us. Increase efficiency […]

All Things New

“The one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” -Revelation 21:5 Read Revelation 21:1-6 Have you ever read a billboard convinced it said one thing only to find you’d misread two crucial words that completely altered […]

Celebrating God’s Seasons

“For everything there is a season. He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 I thought that I was fairly easy-going […]