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Happy New Year from First15!

By Craig Denison | Posted January 4, 2018

Craig Denison, author of First15, gives an encouragement for the new year.

Happy Thanksgiving from First15!

By Craig Denison | Posted November 20, 2017

On this day of thanksgiving, I invite you to pray a special prayer of gratitude to our Father in heaven.

Video Devo: Eliminating Distraction

By Craig Denison | Posted October 23, 2017

A short devotional thought from Craig Denison, author of First15 on eliminating distraction in your life and time with God.

Q&A with First15

By Craig Denison | Posted August 16, 2017

Craig Denison, author of First15, answers a few of your questions about how First15 began, the writing process, and where First15 is headed.

Find Your Sweet Spot

By Rachel Denison | Posted May 26, 2017

We all have a need to be filled up. We need fuel to make it through almost any day this side of heaven. We can choose to fill ourselves up with a myriad of things! (Lord knows the world is an endless buffet of junk to take in.) Each of us are so different and unique, and we are all fulfilled by different things.

“Let them come.”

By Rachel Denison | Posted May 10, 2017

God is so gracious. He is not afraid of our messes, and we don’t have to clean them up before we run to him. May we be reminded this week that God meets us where we’re at and embraces us fully. 

“Reach for me.”

By Rachel Denison | Posted May 1, 2017

I don’t know when it happened. Perhaps facing life’s difficulties and various tragedies does it to you? Maybe being pushed to your pain limit for days on end is the cause? But somewhere along the way I became hard. I became fiercely independent in my pain and discontent.

Embrace the Cross

By Rachel Denison | Posted April 11, 2017

Last Sunday I went to the most beautiful Palm Sunday service I’ve ever attended. Its impact is certainly sticking with me this week. I was caught off guard by a particular moment in the service during a call and response reading of The Passion according to Matthew. They had various members play characters in the story like Jesus, Peter, Judas, the High Priest, Pilate, etc. Once we had gotten to the part of the story where the people choose to release Barabbas instead of Jesus I was stunned by shouts around me saying, “Let him be crucified!”