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Rest, Bond, and Heal

By Craig Denison | Posted December 12, 2018

I’ve been home all this past week enjoying the birth of my new baby boy, Wells. And as I’ve been holding him in the still hours of the morning, I have been relishing this time to step back, focus on my family, and allow God to speak. While we were in the hospital, and I […]

Encountering Everyday Epiphanies

By Craig Denison | Posted November 20, 2018

In all the busyness, Thanksgiving totally hit me by surprise this week. It seems like all of the sudden it’s cold outside, the leaves are changing, miraculously the Cowboys are somehow relevant again, and Rachel is asking me what we want to cook for our family’s Thanksgiving celebration. And as I pause for a moment […]

God Over All I Don’t Know

By Rachel Denison | Posted October 18, 2018

This year I’ve been in a season filled with questions – facing new unknowns. And my heart can’t help asking, “How, Lord?” (Luke 1:34). My questions range from theology to unknowns I face in my future. I’ve found myself shameful in the midst of my questions, and even doubts. Time and time again, I would […]

Living On Purpose

By Craig Denison | Posted October 4, 2018

Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking to a wonderful group of 300 medical leaders from the Hendrick Health Care System. They asked me to come present some thoughts on what it looks like to live missionally – how to live with a clearer knowledge of the “why” behind the “what.” With how […]

How are you doing?

By Rachel Denison | Posted September 13, 2018

Have you ever been asked how you’re doing and had no idea how to respond? I have been in that place for months now. It goes a little something like this: Friend: “Hey girl! How are you doing? How have you been? (Crickets…) Me: “Oh, you know… good I guess? Actually, I don’t know to […]

Pause and Dream

By Craig Denison | Posted September 6, 2018

This past Saturday we ended our summer campaign, and I have been totally blown away by the reality of over 600 people giving graciously so that more people can have a guide to God’s presence every morning. And all this generosity really got me praying and thinking. Heading into the fall is a unique opportunity […]

First15 Original Worship Song: For Your Glory

By Craig Denison | Posted July 25, 2018

“For Your Glory” began from a desire to ask God to use me in a more peaceful, joyful way. I’ve found that oftentimes the songs written with the focus of asking God to move are heavier, and more intense. But as I’ve grown in my pursuit of joining God where he’s at work, I’m finding his […]

How Do You See God?

By Craig Denison | Posted June 14, 2018

“Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven…’” (Matthew 6:9). Maybe the most profound shift Jesus made in the way we see God is found in these first words of The Lord’s Prayer. For those of us who grew up within Christianity, or even were aware of the basic tenets of the faith, the idea […]

First15 Original Worship Song: New

By Craig Denison | Posted May 29, 2018

New (Live) // First15 Worship A new original worship song for First15, a free daily devotional guiding tens of thousands of believers into a fresh experience with God every day. Go to first15.org to get daily devotionals in your inbox first thing every morning. Written by Craig and Rachel Denison. Engineered and Mixed by Blake […]

Motherhood

By Rachel Denison | Posted May 11, 2018

My hope for this Mother’s Day blog is to be open and real about what motherhood looks like for me in this season. Don’t worry, there are positive, feel-good vibes toward the end! But it is my hope that moms reading would feel validated and known, seen and understood, and maybe have a good laugh. […]