By Priscilla & Elizabeth Perkins Devotional Webster defines well-being as, “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous”. I feel ill-equipped to speak on a subject that has not been a part of my lineage in America. Maw Babe Perkins was a 15-year-old Mississippi slave in 1865. She [...]Read More
How can we seek wellbeing together?
By Rev. Breana van Velzen Devotional Breath Prayers About Rev. Breana van Velzen Now executive director of Durham Congregations in Action, the Rev. Breana van Velzen was present at the intersection of faith and justice on behalf of Duke University Chapel from 2017-2022. [...]Read More
Is your being well?
By Elia Hernandez-Moreno Devotional Breath Prayer About Elia Moreno Elia Moreno is the author of Permission to Rest and Living Intentionally, a book that depicts her own personal journey and hard-earned insights on the importance of adding value to the lives of others in just 90 [...]Read More
“Teach me Lord, to wait…”
When I saw that Isaiah 40:29-31 would be the theme Scripture for the CCDA Conference this year, something within me resounded. The Scripture took me back to the days of my childhood, when during our nightly prayer times with my parents, my dad would sing this Scripture over us. I distinctly [...]Read More
When He Calls You By Name, an Easter Reflection
by Rev. Christine Youn Hung He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” Thinking he was the gardener, [Mary] said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” (Jn 20:15) Imagine Mary’s bone-tired weariness during the days leading to and following [...]Read More
The Imago Dei in Us All
Written by: Rev. Dr. Kevin Riggs & Rev. Kevin Burns Johnny is only in the fourth grade, but he has already been labeled by his teachers as a problem. He can’t sit still. He is disrespectful. He can’t keep his hands to himself. He is picked on by other students and is constantly getting in [...]Read More
Dreams Conceived in the Waiting
Welcome to #ccdaAdvent. CCDA invites you to consider what the hope of Advent meant for the women who were a pivotal part of Jesus’s birth. Join us in a communal reflection on the very real ways Jesus’s birth and incarnation required an unexplainable hope during a season of waiting and [...]Read More
Reimagining the Resurrection We grew spiritually from a devotional series by CCDA practitioners that invited us to reimagine what the resurrection means for us today. Word on the Street These devotionals are from CCDA practitioners like you, sharing what life is like on their [...]Read More