Devotionals by Richard L. Floyd

Devotionals by Richard L. Floyd

The Great Laboratory of Love

Richard L. Floyd

A pastor friend of mine is known to have told his congregation, "If there isn't somebody here who rubs you the wrong way you need to come around more often."


Staying on the Trail

Richard L. Floyd

I have belonged to a hiking group for nearly 20 years.


Lots of Follows but Few Friends

Richard L. Floyd

The affection and intimacy Jesus had for his disciples offers a model of friendship that is in contrast to much of what passes for friendship in our time.


Our Four Freedoms Report Card

Richard L. Floyd

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his State of the Union address, which became known as the "Four Freedoms Speech."


Out of Bounds

Richard L. Floyd

The people of God have always wrestled with the question of where God's Spirit is at work.


The Giver of Life

Richard L. Floyd

If the presence and power of the Holy Spirit at that first Pentecost marks the beginning of the church, the Spirit's work was not finished on that day.


"Tried and Found Wanting"

Richard L. Floyd

God tries and tests all of us Jesus followers, as we go about our business in the world.


The Community that Mercy Makes

Richard L. Floyd

I sit in the pews these days, since my pastoring days are behind me, and I contemplate my fellow church members, many of whom I have come to love. What brings them here, I wonder?


Searching for Holy Ground

Richard L. Floyd

You can't find holy ground with your GPS.


Holy Weeping

Richard L. Floyd

When we "weep with those who weep," and I am convinced that in these holy moments God weeps with us.