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Daylight Meditations

Daylight Meditations

By CFO North America
This Daylight podcast, from CFO North America, offers a daily time of focused listening and silence. Worship God and let his Holy Spirit guide your heart to a place of rest and restoration.
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7 May 2021: Justice, Part 3
Scripture tells us: Don’t repay evil for evil. Share in others’ sorrows. Do what is just and right. Might living with and in humility help us form the attitude of not seeking our own good, but another’s? To be like Jesus, is to take these words seriously, choose to love, choose to forgive, choose to do the right thing – every time. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:37
May 7, 2021
6 May 2021: Conversations with God, Part 2
Paul reminds the Philippians (and us!) to not fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray; encouraging us to let Jesus be the center of our life. He will also displace our worry, our fears and our doubts. When we choose to rejoice, and trust Him, He gives us a sense of belonging, of wholeness. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:32
May 6, 2021
5 May 2021: Justice, Part 2
Psalms 89:14 (NIV) says, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.” God’s justice is based on truth. Our hearts envy and stubbornly hold onto ‘our rights’. This divides our hearts and prevents us from grasping the truth that God’s love for all of us is the same and is deeper than we know. Should we not also let His love deepen ours for another person? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:17
May 5, 2021
4 May 2021: Conversations with God, Part 1
As you listen to this series, Conversations with God, consider the greatest value of your best conversations. Were they not a time of getting to know someone? Did your heart find comfort in realizing someone wanted to you about you? that you in turn, were delighted to share in another’s life? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:01
May 4, 2021
3 May 2021: Justice, Part 1
Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! (Amos 5:24). God’s words ring clear throughout the Scriptures – do right, defend the oppressed, give to the poor. Justice and right-living go hand-in-hand.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:33
May 3, 2021
30 Apr 2021: Trust and Love in All Situations
In the midst of anything, the gospel can either change us or change the situation. The key is to continue to focus on the gospel, the good news.  God assures us He works everything for our good and according to his purpose. And what is His purpose? To bring us into the likeness of His Son. Jesus has been victorious over all things! So, if God is for us, who can be against us? God’s love never ceases, never fails.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
14:54
April 30, 2021
29 Apr 2021: There is None Like You
Today's meditation is inspired by phrases within the liturgy of the Mass and used in several of the sacramental denominations.  Beethoven’s “Mass in C Major, Opus 86” includes the words beautifully sung in Latin.  The meditation’s words are paraphrased but prayerfully only add, to the actual words of the liturgy’s reverence, awe, and wonder for our Lord. As you listen today,  take in the beauty and wonder of the majesty of God, who loves you. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Charlie Grassl, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:18
April 29, 2021
28 Apr 2021: Living with God
It is God's desire to dwell with us. Jesus, the Son of God, bridged the gulf between heaven and earth. It is the Spirit of God that sustaiins us, a gift from God that He is with us here and that we will be with Him in heaven when we die. We are not alone here and we will always be cared for by God, wherever we are. He is with us and we are with Him, even though we don’t yet see it all fully. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:31
April 28, 2021
27 Apr 2021: Breath of God
This morning’s meditation is taken from the song, “O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God” by Edwin Hatch (1835-1889).  We are told in Genesis it was the breath of God that brought life to Adam.  God’s breath is present still, bringing, us life today. Ponder each verse as we meditate, in gratitude, what springs to life from the breath of God. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Charlie Grassl, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:52
April 27, 2021
26 Apr 2021: His Divine Power
We may not always understand the totality of Jesus power, a divine and perfect source for all that produces effective living: faith, goodness, self-control and love. To forget these qualities are ours is to forget we are now clean from our past sins and made fit for kingdom living now.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:48
April 26, 2021
23 Apr 2021: Courage
Father, give us the courage we need to speak, to articulate hope and a future to those who doubt, who despair of help. Would you  let us see what You see - those hearts that cry for hope, who wonder if there's any chance for change in their lives? Would you soften our hearts toward others and accept Your love that even we spurn when we're rebellious of Your direction and guidance? Grant us the grace to forgive ourselves as we forgive others, so You, Father, are honored by our behavior.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland and Adam Maddock
10:40
April 23, 2021
22 Apr 2021: Seen and Unseen
Our challenge in this life is to let our spirit in Jesus, be the lens through which we view life and other people. Life and light extend way beyond the physical realm of our senses. Paul wisely advises,  to fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Enter this time of quiet with confidence there's more than we see and God has control of it all.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
12:13
April 22, 2021
21 Apr 2021: God Cares About You
We have a chosen destiny. Known by God before we were born, His plans for us are for our good, His gifts are perfect and no need will go unmet. Steep you life in the reality of God and His great ways, higher than ours, way greater than we can imagine. Trust in His love for you. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Elizabeth Ames, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock and Christine Mauriello
11:02
April 21, 2021
20 Apr 2021: Living in our Resurrection
When Christ was raised from the dead, we were raised with Him. (Col. 3:3) Living from a resurrected perspective means viewing our lives from God's priorities. Love and gentleness supersede pride and personal rights. Let God's Word breathe life into you today and see from a new perspective. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
09:14
April 20, 2021
19 Apr 2021: Hear My Prayer, Lord
This meditation reminds us that God listens when we call Him.  In quietness and peace we can trust He will take care of us in times of distress.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Christine Mauriello
10:06
April 19, 2021
16 Apr 2021: There is More Beyond this Life
Once in a while we need reminding that there's more! More life. More that exists beyond our ability to see it. There's more to us than our bodies. There's more for us to experience after time ends. Father, open our eyes to this More, that we will know more about who we are and why You desire we see how life today is only the beginning of our experience with You. Open our hearts to see we are already in the place of eternal life and called to Love other as You love us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
14:52
April 16, 2021
15 Apr 2021: Faith
James tells us, . . . faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead (James 2:17). And he goes on to explain that we can say we have faith all day long but the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. If we do have real faith, it will play out in our actions. We can believe a chair will hold us up and then the resulting action of that faith will be that we actually sit in the chair. We may say that we believe in God but what do our actions show? Do we live out that faith, that belief in God, by actually living our lives yielded to Him?             Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
12:48
April 15, 2021
14 Apr 2021: Faith, Obedience, Love1
We are asked to trust Jesus' words that sustaining Life is Him. In Him. By Him. Because of Him. Do we trust Him? On the tree of death He gave His physical life. As the source of all life, the Tree of Life, we are invited to eat and be filled. Let us delight ourselves in Him, in His presence with us, in the eternal life we have even now.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock,  and Phil Reaser
17:20
April 14, 2021
13 Apr 2021: Living Our Identity: Take Every Thought Captive
As you listen today, look for thankfulness. It is a key to finding peace in storms, to winning the war of doubt and the anxiety. It is advice for those of us who are weary of the war within and without. The Holy Spirit will bring to mind those things that matter most - for which we are grateful and blessed. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
15:22
April 13, 2021
12 Apr 2021: Our Place
How amazing that God, who reigns in Heaven, a high and holy place, also resides with us, and in turn we with Him. In Christ, we have the privilege of containing the Spirit of God. Father, we are humbled by Your presence with and in us. Would You make us instruments of peace in this world? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:46
April 12, 2021
9 Apr 2021: Gratitude
In thanking God for life, we acknowledge Him as One who is greater than us, whose compassion and forgiveness produces a song that we can't help but sing. We are pulled from the brink of death into a field of light, walking with God.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland and Adam Maddock
13:36
April 9, 2021
8 Apr 2021: Think About What is Pure and Holy, Part 2
God has given us His peace, His righteousness and has reconnected us to Him. His intention is for there to never be a separation or break in our relationship. And it is so. He keeps this relationship. We experience by our choice to do so – every moment. Think about this as you listen today. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
14:04
April 8, 2021
7 Apr 2021: Living Our Identity: Sing a New Song
God loves songs of joy--songs of victory, songs of triumph, songs inspired by His very presence and power and seeing His wonders. God desires good for His children. He wants to fill the whole universe, all His creation with good, with joy and gladness, with peace and victory, with love and life. This is God's joy. You are God's joy.  Let Him replace your worries, your fears, your cares with a new song today. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
13:33
April 7, 2021
6 Apr 2021: Think About What is Pure and Holy, Part 1
What we think about we become. Where we put our attention, what we dwell on in our thoughts guides our actions and decisions. May we remember the power of words, the strength of consistent intentions and the importance of right choices. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:60
April 6, 2021
5 Apr 2021: Living Our Identity: Darkness and Light
As you listen to this meditation, prayerfully consider and ask God: What do You want me to know about darkness and light in my life, in the life of the communities/groups I engage with, and in the world? Is there anything that I need to let go of and release to You? What do You want to give me to replace what I have released? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
14:53
April 5, 2021
2 Apr 2021: Think about God’s Peace
The scriptures say it so well, “For the sense and reason of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace.” If we focus our thoughts, asking God’s Spirit to fill our minds, guide our thoughts, we will live in peace, no matter our circumstances. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:54
April 2, 2021
1 Apr 2021: Think About What is Merciful and Kind
In the quiet of this meditation time, let these words bring the truth of God’s heart for us into our minds, reminding us to be as merciful and kind to others as He is toward us. Mercy dispels fear and kindness soothes the soul. May we overflow with acts of compassion for others today. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:35
April 1, 2021
31 Mar 2021: Think About What is Honorable and Admirable
There are people we admire. They face the difficult situations in their lives with a sense of purpose, yet are pliable to God’s greater purpose. They have an outlook of hope when we doubt and they show us how to live with God’s faith. Doing the right thing at the right time is wisdom learned, and wisdom applied. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:16
March 31, 2021
30 Mar 2021: Think about God’s Goodness
God wants us to know Him. Believing He is good, takes our trust to a new level. A Father whose character of pure love and goodness, is a Father we can love and trust. As Paul wrote, “we pray that by his power all the pleasures of goodness and all works inspired by faith would fill you completely.” Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:47
March 30, 2021
29 Mar 2021: Think about God - He Cares for You
Our attitudes direct our thoughts which direct our actions. When we think about how God cares for us, that He takes care of us, we are able to change our attitudes and actions. As you listen today, let God’s care for you be the focus of your thoughts and you will find a gentle and growing strength in you for the day. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:27
March 29, 2021
26 Mar 2021: Think about Your Purpose
The wisdom of the Psalm 37 captures the essence of understanding the relationship of trusting God and living our purpose: "Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way, you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!" It is only in letting go of what you want that you receive the direction, wisdom and strength to fulfill your purpose. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
14:13
March 26, 2021
25 Mar 2021: Poison of Envy, Part 2
Lord, keep us from bitterness. Others seem to have fewer problems, more money and fewer problems. We envy the ease of their lives and resent the weight of our problems. We have judged them and doing so, have turned the judgement on ourselves. Forgive us, Father. We will let go of the lies that tell us we're losing what we do not yet have and that You don't care. We will trust in only You. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:24
March 25, 2021
24 Mar 2021: Think About What is Authentic and True, Part 2
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wrote, Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real. Controlling our thoughts is key to our perception of God's kingdom. We don't control its existence, only our experience of it. Focusing on what is true, what is real, what is authentic positions us to see, really see God at work in a world that sees only the physical realm. There is more to living, more to life and we're invited to join God in living to the fullness of our purpose. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:58
March 24, 2021
23 Mar 2021: Poison of Envy, Part 1
Envy is a comparison of ourselves with others. It is destructive and divisive, poisoning our soul as we believe we deserve what others have. So many of our heartaches are rooted in ourselves and our needs. Choosing to trust God with the details of our desires, results in the most excellent outcome.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:06
March 23, 2021
22 Mar 2021: Think About What is Authentic and True, Part 1
So what comes to mind when you try to think about 'what is authentic and true'? Someone's word, their promise? We constantly assess the truth of another's statement. Do we transfer those questions of whether the words are true to God as well? Perhaps we need to look closely at His promises and trust He indeed does speak truth in love. Always.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:58
March 22, 2021
19 Mar 2021: The Big Picture
Throughout the Scriptures we see reminders of the value of living life well. The sage advice cautions that life is short, yet the perspective is that there is more! God speaks to us through these pages, reminding us as well, that how we live here matters - now. Our purpose, our spirits are eternal and we're made for more than we see at the moment.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:05
March 19, 2021
18 Mar 2021: You're Blessed, Part 2
The second half of the Beautitudes takes us from understanding our inner world, to gaining a new perspective of our outer world - the ways in which we should also perceive others and what they do or don't do. Each point Jesus makes is to show us a better way to interact, a better way to live, and a better way to see who we are and our real purpose. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:10
March 18, 2021
17 Mar 2021: Reminders for the Road
The signposts of life point to honest living, straight talk and hearts of love. Devoting ourselves to living in the sight of God helps us keep on the path He has chosen for each of us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:31
March 17, 2021
16 Mar 2021: You're Blessed, Part 1
As you listen to the first half of the Beatitudes, take time to take in the meaning of each concept Jesus presented. He talked about exasperation, of giving up and accepting who we are. He explained that what you feel or see as loss, was actually the entry point to gain, to recovery, and to peace.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:42
March 16, 2021
15 Mar 2021: The Center of our Purpose
What is our purpose, and once we understand it, how do we stay in the center of what's best for us? Jude said it best, "carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ." Let us pursue our purpose, indeed.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
10:59
March 15, 2021
12 Mar 2021: The Greater Reason
This meditation takes us from Job's lament (and ours) of wondering if our lives really matter to reminding us that there is a deeper purpose to our lives. This meditation shows us God's view of us -  that so much more is accomplished than we realize when we give no matter how we feel, when we trust God even though we don't see why we should. His Kingdom operates when we choose to trade our lack for His presence.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
13:27
March 12, 2021
11 Mar 2021: Living Life God's Way
We don't often think of God in a position of validating us! Yet, that's what He desires to do. God's way of living is one of having a tender heart toward those less fortunate, and compassion for those who are lonely and forgotten. God doesn't ask for rule keepers. Instead, He looks for those who know love restores hope, covers shame and heals broken hearts. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:60
March 11, 2021
10 Mar 2021: The Gift of Real LIfe
Life defined. It is more than breathing air. It is believing God for who He is - Love - it's essence - the Source of it - the beginning and the end of it. Yet, without end, ever. We are invited to enter Love and enter Life and be better people because we have done so. Listen carefully to what the Scriptures say about Life.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:14
March 10, 2021
9 Mar 2021: How to Live with Purpose
Living well seems to be a balance of finding our purpose and enjoying our days. One does not preclude the other, nor is one more important than the other. Living with moderation in all things, gives us balance and perspective. Ask God for His view, His perspective as you listen to this meditation.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:60
March 9, 2021
8 Mar 2021: No Longer Slaves to Fear
When love has the first word in our lives, we are free from the slavery of fear and punishment. John wrote, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear..." Peter explained, "...you are a slave to whatever controls you." So, living and trusting God's love for us and in us, frees us from the slavery of fearing what others think, and what others say. Consider these phrases as you listen to what God has to say about slavery and freedom.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
13:36
March 8, 2021
5 Mar 2021: Our Attitude in Patience
Patience involves understanding timing, an element in this world that is beyond our control. Yet, being patient is within our control. It is a force of our will to restrain from selfish desires, from pushing ahead when we need to stand still and let God be God. The measure of our maturity can be seen in how we handle patience.   Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:58
March 5, 2021
4 Mar 2021: God's Glory in our Present Sufferings
It's so easy for us to lose sight of the eternal purpose of our lives, of our experiences and of our responses to all that happens to us. Pain, heartache and disappointments often crowd our days and  to welcome and find joy is far from our thoughts. Yet - the eternal value of trusting God in it all, is the real thing. Ask God for this view today as you listen in on Peter's and Paul's words. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
13:00
March 4, 2021
3 Mar 2021: Kindness
Although different attributes of our behavior and attitudes, kindness and gentleness are closely related. Both convey a sweet attitude toward others. Kindness is an act as well as an attitude. It reaches out, is sympathetic and soothes the rough edges of life that another person is wrestling with. As you listen today, let kindness become a tangible action in your thoughts and actions by taking in the reality of these living words.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:54
March 3, 2021
2 Mar 2021: Self Control
Once again, the realm of God's kingdom turns our world upside down. Real freedom is being free from self-indulgence. When we control our desires, and seek another's well-being, we are loving deeply and restoring life and freedom in this world. We are equipped by love to move beyond, to see beyond ourselves into another's need and love them in it.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:24
March 2, 2021
1 Mar 2021: Inner Peace
James writes that peace is a seed from the fruit called spiritual maturity. It is 'sown in peace by those who make peace by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals.'  We must have the seed to sow it. It is a release of our desires for the deeper healing of Jesus' presence. His peace is ours, giving us the seeds that can be sown in others' hearts.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:02
March 1, 2021
26 Feb 2021: Gentleness
It is an interesting concept - to clothe ourselves with gentleness. Might that be one of the qualities people see first when they meet us? Might that be what we wear in our homes and in the marketplace? What would change in our world if we walked through our day with the heart of gentleness toward every creature, every person? Father, would you place this quality of character across our shoulders, that we might carry your compassion everywhere we go? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:11
February 26, 2021
25 Feb 2021: Joyfulness
Joy is an attitude, not an emotion. It comes from our heart and results from our trusting in God. Even in the most sorrowful experiences, God's joy is our strength as we choose it. Take in these words of encouragement and ask the Holy Spirit to show you God's joy for you and His gift of joy that is already growing in you. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:13
February 25, 2021
24 Feb 2021: Faithfulness
As a father is a living example of how to respond to life's challenges, so our Father God, demonstrates a life of faithfulness by keeping His promises to us. In turn, we are to mimic, to learn how to be faithful to Him and to those in our life. It is a bond, God's promise of standing with us that expresses the depth of love and honor that we in turn can do the same to those with us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:36
February 24, 2021
23 Feb 2021: Loving Others
Of all the expressions of emotions we have, love seems to be the easiest and the hardest to share. The well-known chapter, 1 Corinthians 13 is used to describe the way to live yet we find it unattainable, because we try to do it rather than letting Jesus do it through us. The branch doesn't produce fruit- the the branch bears the fruit produced by the Vine.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:13
February 23, 2021
22 Feb 2021: Goodness
As with all aspects that define our Lord and God, goodness is a quality of His character. Paul write to the Ephesians, for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth. Our life in Jesus develops such fruit. The goodness of God, is something He share with us- that we might share this sweet tasting fruit with others. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:02
February 22, 2021
19 Feb 2021: Lament, Part 2
In part 2 of Lament, we take time to mourn the injustices we see and feel. Listen to these selections from Psalm 74 as you pray for God to hear and heal our hearts and land. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Elizabeth Ames, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:26
February 19, 2021
18 Feb 2021: You are a Witness of Jesus
Our lives are the most truthful witness of the value and change that a commitment to Jesus brings. As we think and speak the Truth in love, we release life into the lives the others, which in turn, generates hope of a better way to live now. Listen to this meditation with a heart that sees and hears what God's Spirit is doing.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:53
February 18, 2021
17 Feb 2021: Lament, Part 1
A lament is an appeal to God for aid to overcome a present calamity, it is to mourn over with expressions of grief. This is the first of two parts, using Psalm 74 as the meditation, we invite you to pray with us for God to hear and answer our cries today.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Elizabeth Ames, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:02
February 17, 2021
16 Feb 2021: You are a Fellow-worker with God
We're invited to join God in His work. Each of us has a role, we've been given many gifts and we're called to use what we have and who we're made to be. Yet, even in this, it is the Lord who completes the work in us and through us. We need only to be open and available.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:21
February 16, 2021
15 Feb 2021: My Father God Cares about Me
Let's contemplate the ways God shows His care about us. No matter where we are, where we go, or what we do, He is always right there with us. His thoughts about each of us, are more than the grains of sand this world holds. Never are we out of His thoughts. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:55
February 15, 2021
12 Feb 2021: Time
Throughout history, God has entered the physical realm of earth and time to speak to us, to walk with us, and to guide us. When God entered our world as Jesus, He opened the door for us to enter eternity. From the moment we believe the truth of who Jesus is and trust Him, we are given a new role. Now we have access to God in eternity because His Spirit is with us in Time. Here we live, but there we reign. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock, and Joy Peyton
12:24
February 12, 2021
11 Feb 2021: My Heavenly Father will Never Use My Sins Against Me
There is only one voice that speaks on our behalf. It is God Himself, who took our judgement and set us free. He is the only who has the right to condemn us but He never will. He took our sin, our guilt on Himself. He will not come back and tell us how wrong we are, no - He wraps us up in goodness and holds us close to His heart continually. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:33
February 11, 2021
10 Feb 2021: My Heavenly Father has Freed Me
The truth about our Father God is that He has freed us from the lies that say we are not worthy, and not good enough. Do not let anyone tell you differently. Regardless of your physical condition, your emotional frame of mind, the absolute truth is in Jesus you are free. Choose today to believe it.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:40
February 10, 2021
9 Feb 2021: My Heavenly Father is Patient
Listen to the truths about God and His patience. The enemy of our souls, Satan, would have us believe the lie that God is not kind enough, or patient enought or loving enough. Each of us needs to know, to believe that our heavenly Father will not toss us aside, or tell us we're just no good, or remind us of our failures. That is not His way - the truth will always be - He has all the patience in the world - and so much more. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:33
February 9, 2021
8 Feb 2021: My Heavenly Father's Discipline
Every child learns what is right, how to live well through the careful and kind guidance from a parent or parent model in their life. The truth about our Father God is that He has the same purpose, models the perfect role as parent with us as well. As His children we are subject to His guidance, His leading, His discipline - "for God is working in you, giving you the desire and and the power to do what pleases Him." What gifts they are. To give us what we need to pattern our decisions by what He knows is best for our development and maturity.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:54
February 8, 2021
5 Feb 2021: You are With Christ in the Heavenly Realms
We are told Christ’s resurrection is our resurrection too. Wow! Might that we would embrace that truth and realize we are "living letters written by Christ, not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God". Let us believe this and know that we carry within the glory of the King of the universe. Let us bow and worship the Lord who trust us with Himself.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:02
February 5, 2021
4 Feb 2021: My Heavenly Father Makes Me Strong
It is God who gives us strength to face each day, who lifts our head and who personally goes before us. Consider all He is doing even now as you listen to this episode. As the Psalmist wrote, Why am I discouraged? I will put my hope in God. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:33
February 4, 2021
3 Feb 2021: You are Created for Good Works
In this meditation, we find encouragement. We are reminded that doing good for others is a creative act of love. God will refresh us and empower us, if we embrace His desires, His will and His heart to help and take care of others in need.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:29
February 3, 2021
2 Feb 2021: My Heavenly Father Loves Me
No other issue should matter when I believe, truly believe God really loves me. He keeps me from stumbling, His love covers me like a blanket, His compassion is new every moment. Love is kind, gentle and forgiving. Knowing my Father loves me is what matters most in this world - and the next. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:55
February 2, 2021
1 Feb 2021: You are a Branch of the True Vine
Dwell on the truth that in Jesus we live and move and have our being. To simply rest as a branch of the Vine, is to trust that we will be fed from the root. Our leaves will not wither and what we do will prosper. We will bear the fruit of the vine as long as we remain a part of it, and it a part of us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:13
February 1, 2021
29 Jan 2021: I am Trusting You
God is on our side. In our troubles, we praise Him for we know He is taking care of us. Our heart is quiet and we are confident trust is in a God who will hear us. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 24, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:57
January 29, 2021
28 Jan 2021: Enemies and Our Rsponse
Although we generally are unable to see the spiritual realm it is as real as what we can see. Our world is under the influence of the spiritual realm and freedom from oppression, hatred and resentment is experienced as we believe in Truth about who we are, who Father God is, how we have been equipped to live in His strength. For it is "in Him [Jesus] we live and move and have our being." Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 22, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:34
January 28, 2021
27 Jan 2021: He Has Chosen Us
It is an amazing truth, in many ways greater than we can comprehend - that God chose us,  that He knew us before He created the world. We chose to believe this, and in turn have been given an inheritance of life in God's kingdom. What an honor to be chosen by the King of the universe, to be seen and to be adopted into His family. Might we honor Him in all that we think and believe. In turn, we will then honor Him in all we say and do. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on September 14, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
10:09
January 27, 2021
26 Jan 2021: You are a Minister of Reconciliation
There is a unique and powerful dynamic at work in God's kingdom. It appears to operate in tandem to our behavior and thoughts. If we forgive, we are forgiven. Conversely, if we don't forgive, neither are we forgiven. Our nature is to hold judgement over another, yet we then are judged. To reconcile is to bring freedom, to return the scale to equilibrium. There's only one way - to let go and keep no record of wrong.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:14
January 26, 2021
25 Jan 2021: Be Still Before The Lord
This Psalm reminds us of how often King David poured out his heart to the Lord whom he loved and trusted.Consider this meditation as a very personal prayer and come before the Lord in great honesty, knowing that God will answer and embrace you in His arms of love. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 3, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock, and Carolyn Miller
09:13
January 25, 2021
22 Jan 2021: God's Mercies
Even in the midst of trouble, God is still faithful and compassionate! David also spoke of God's faithfulness in the night season. The Bible speaks of His great mercy, of how He is rich in mercy. When we are hopeless and helpless, He pours out His mercy on us, through His Son Jesus Christ. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 30, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:50
January 22, 2021
21 Jan 2021: I Have Found You Again
Sometimes our perspective clouds the reality of God's nearness. We reach out toward heaven searching for God. Only when we've surrendered what we believe is dear, do we find He was always close by. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on May 22, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
09:22
January 21, 2021
20 Jan 2021: My Heavenly Father is Happy to be with Me
To be with someone is often the most desired thing. To belong, to rest in the knowledge another accepts us, is happy to be with us. Our Father is like that. He loves to be with us, to protect us, and He wants us to always come home to Him, where we belong. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:45
January 20, 2021
19 Jan 2021: God Cares for Me
We echo the psalmist's declaration that God is everything we need; our sustenance and joy, our safe place and comfort. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on May 28, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
07:23
January 19, 2021
18 Jan 2021: My Heavenly Father is Affectionate toward Me
God is personal wanting us to understand that His love as a Father and friend means nearness, endearment and personal interest in our concerns. The scriptures tell us to pour out our concerns, to share the details, because in doing so, we will sense He heard us, and He cares.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:48
January 18, 2021
15 Jan 2021: My Heavenly Father Accepts Me with Joy
We are accepted as we are. We are not ignored or cast aside as 'not good enough'. We only need to believe it. We belong and our Father is delighted to see us - all of the time. Run to Him and see for yourself! Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:53
January 15, 2021
14 Jan 2021: Live in Peace
There is perhaps only one way to live in a place of inner peace. We try to conjure it will silence and solitude. God says it is His peace that transcends all understanding. It is beyond comprehension, yet it exists in the relationship we have with Jesus. Our surrender is to Him, not to nothingness. It is by keeping our thoughts on what is true and real, on trust in Him that we find rest and a peace-filled life.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
14:34
January 14, 2021
13 Jan 2021: My Heavenly Father Protects Me
God has given us all we need to live under His protection: faith, truth, salvation, His very word and His Spirit. We are well equipped to stand firm on this earth, pushing back the darkness in the protection and power of His Name. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
13:24
January 13, 2021
12 Jan 2021: Clothe Yourselves in a Garment of Praise
We can only imagine what a garment of praise might look like! Is it glowing, does it move with the music, with our hearts of joy? We're told we are clothed with salvation, praise, mercy, and righteousness. Covered with perfection. That's what our Father sees. Do we see each other that way?   Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:09
January 12, 2021
11 Jan 2021: My Heavenly Father is Kind and Compassionate
Consider the words you hear that describe the love our Heavenly Father has for us in this meditation. We are deeply loved and cherished, children of the Most High God. What an honor it is to be thought of this way. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:24
January 11, 2021
8 Jan 2021: Loving as God Loves
The scriptures remind us when we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. God drenches us in His love and gives us the capacity to love others the same way. Living well, is letting go of a temporary role to gain a far greater identity - one who loves like Jesus. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 1, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:44
January 8, 2021
7 Jan 2021: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
When we have pure hearts, we can see truth, life and love. It is God's desire that our choices are for the goodness of others, to store up love that will flow like a river from our lips, refreshing our families, our friends and whomever we meet. All are thirsty. All need to be loved as Jesus loves us. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:16
January 7, 2021
6 Jan 2021: I Have Formed You
How often do we stop to think about who we are? God wants us to know that He made us, purposed us to live here and now. The Psalmist says it well, "You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something." May we embrace our Father who loves us in the everlasting realm of always. We have been and will be His dearly beloved children.  Today's meditation was originally broadcast on September 9, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
11:41
January 6, 2021
5 Jan 2021: Chosen to be Holy
There's an interesting scripture within today's meditation. As we consider what it means to be holy, we are continually reminded that we ARE because God has united with Christ (past tense) who IS holy (present tense). Colossians 3:12 reminds us  since God chose you to be holy people, we must clothe ourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. What beautiful garments to wear in this world that is desparate for mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock,  and Phil Reaser
15:30
January 5, 2021
4 Jan 2021: You are a Temple of God
Take a moment to consider what it means to have the Spirit of God dwell with us, in us! It is an immense concept and truth. Our belief in Jesus as God's Son, God's deposit of His Spirit in us to protect and seal us as His own, creates a bond, a preservation of holiness within us and with Him. May we honor our relationship with God's grace and love toward us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:33
January 4, 2021
1 Jan 2021: God’s Word is My Treasure
Being honest with ourselves is the first step to being vulnerable with God. It is knowing we need Him that frees us to begin to trust Him with examining our souls. We are fragile, made of earth, easily broken and not easily fixed. We ask Him to take a look, wondering if this particular break is beyond His care, His abilities. He knows we are small and unsure. Yet our trust, opens our hearts to the true nature of God - revealed in every word He speaks. When He breathes on us, the fog of doubt is lifted and we see ourselves as He sees us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:55
January 1, 2021
31 Dec 2020: Wait on the Lord, Part 2
God will always hear our cry, and pull us out of the slimy pit of condemnation in which we're stuck. It is our hope in Him that pleases Him. He cares for us and His goodness will come. We are to be patient and trust in Him. He does not operate in time but in the outcome of maturing us to be who He knows we are. We don't see it. We trust that whatever we are struggling with, will resolve in His timing. His compassions are new every day. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:24
December 31, 2020
30 Dec 2020: You Will Bear Much Fruit
It is easy to look for the result and ignore or be impatient with the process. Such is true with being a branch in Jesus and waiting to 'bear fruit'. We point to love, joy and peace and the outcome, and they are. We try to be them, make it happen yet it is only by being connected to the trunk and root of the Vine, and allowing the flow of nutrients to the full extent of who we are that we participate in the development of fruit. Remain in Him and you will enjoy the process of becoming one who offers the fruit of peace to those who are thirsty for peace.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
10:55
December 30, 2020
29 Dec 2020: Elohiym, Our God, Three in One
Today we see God as Elohiym, the Three-in-One God, a God of power and might. In the book of John, we learn: Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. Such a singular and complete statement. Light is life - the essence of us and of God. Come and listen to the truth about God. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
14:19
December 29, 2020
28 Dec 2020: Clothed in Majesty and Glory
The glory of God is displayed in the heavens, in the humility of Jesus to be a man and in the forever life we even now can live. Life, light and love are more than what we think or see or feel. They are the eternal presence of the everlasting, never-ending, all powerful, always present God of the Universe.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
12:44
December 28, 2020
25 Dec 2020: Love
When we love, we act and react differently than when we do not love. Love prompted Jesus to be a baby. Love is patient. Jesus was 1 year  old, 3 years old and 10 years old. Jesus learned to eat, to talk, he laughed and he cried. Love chose love. Love chose the long way that winds through the hills and valleys of our hearts. Love says it's worth it. Stay the course. Don't quit. Love doesn't seek its own. Love keeps no record of wrong. Love wins, every time. Happy Birthday, Jesus. Thank you for loving us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
16:48
December 25, 2020
24 Dec 2020: You can do all things through Christ
As you listen to this  meditation, let God take your burdens for a while. It's easy for us to feel our concerns, our schedules, our problems are for us to solve, to fix, to make right. We look at the scriptures that tell us we are conquerors and mighty and wonder why we're tired and feeling weak. We miss the single truth that it is in Christ, through Christ and with Christ that we are strong. It is not our strength. It is when we rest in Him that we can do all things.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:17
December 24, 2020
23 Dec 2020: He Has Chosen Us
In today's meditation we focus on being chosen by God to be His children, to inherit His kingdom, to be sealed with the promise of an eternal future with Him. Listen with your spirit to the the words that declare the richness of this relationship we have with God. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 29, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
11:22
December 23, 2020
22 Dec 2020: God's Word is Perfect
This meditation continues with Psalms 19, bridging the distance of the universe to our souls. It points to God's attention and intent of perfection is the same for us as it is for the placement of the sun, moon and stars. What is man, God, that you pay such close attention to us?  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:33
December 22, 2020
21 Dec 2020: God's Splendor
Psalms 19 leads us to consider God from the expanse of the universe He created to the innermost essense of who we are and what we think. This meditation focuses on the first six verses, taking us out into space to view God's greatness from a heavenly perspective.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:20
December 21, 2020
18 Dec 2020: You Have Been Chosen by God
To be chosen by God! What an honor, what a responsibility, and indeed we called for both. By faith, by hope we leave our nets and follow the Man who can see who we will become.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:29
December 18, 2020
17 Dec 2020: Lord Grant Me the Wisdom
Father, You are the source of knowledge and understanding and wisdom. You have demonstrated how to be gentle and merciful. You love to help. You want us to live wisely. Would You give us courage to trust You, to come to You for advice? Remind us that Your ways are better, Your thoughts are higher, Your love is so much deeper than we realize. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on August 14, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
15:42
December 17, 2020
16 Dec 2020: You can Approach God Freely with Confidence
Jesus' words are our words: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me.. to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor." It is with confidence, we can seek God for wisdom, for confidence and for anointing. After all, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free."  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:07
December 16, 2020
15 Dec 2020: Live in Peace
Perhaps peace is one of the greatest desires of our hearts. What we see and hear everyday often threatens our stability and trust which is in the system that suppose to protect us. Jesus knew only His Father had the power to protect him, and he trusting that even though His physical body might not survive, He would. Where is our trust? Who will keep us? In whom can we rest and be at peace? Today's meditation was originally broadcast on August 12, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
13:00
December 15, 2020
14 Dec 2020: You are the Salt of the Earth
Whether we have spent much time thinking about it or not, as God's children, we add flavor wherever we go. Our interactions are the sprinklings of God's grace, spiritual and eternal blessings to grace the lives of the lonely, the sad ones, and those who are burdened. We don't often know who they are. We are just to be a savory moment that makes their day a little better.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:14
December 14, 2020
11 Dec 2020: What is Love?
Peter tells us, Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. May we become that shelter for those in our homes, for our friends, for strangers needing to know they are not alone in this world. Help us, Father to remember, Love covers so much more than we could ever dream.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
11:56
December 11, 2020
10 Dec 2020: Strength
Today, we share selected verses from Psalms and Isaiah that confirm God is the source of our strength. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on May 26, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
08:59
December 10, 2020
9 Dec 2020: Binding and Loosing
To give us the authority to spiritually bind or loose on earth, and know that in Jesus' name, God is doing the same is an awesome responsibility. God is trusting us with His name, and His power. The keys to authority come from acknowledging and submitting to the authority of Love. It is in Love that we fight for the souls of others. It is not for our rights, but for their safety and security. Let His Love be the binding of our hearts and loosing of His kingdom power on earth today.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
12:01
December 9, 2020
8 Dec 2020: You are Free
The spacious, free life is from God.  It is more than a physical freedom. God has removed the chains of depression and dark thoughts opening our minds and freeing us to really live, no matter our circumstances. It is only our perception that keeps us bound now. See, really see what the Lord has done.   Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:13
December 8, 2020
7 Dec 2020: Wisdom, Hope, Inheritance, and Power
It is a prayer of hope, of blessing - "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know… " - the hope, the inheritance, the power and the wisdom for how to engage others so that they may know... Listen and let God enlighten you today. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock and Joy Peyton
12:02
December 7, 2020
4 Dec 2020: Your Purpose
Listen carefully to these instructions from Jesus: Open up, be generous, and trust God with your life. Love really is that simple. Remember that life and death are in what we say. Soak in these living words that have the power to mend wounded hearts. Trust God, Indeed. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 15, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland and Adam Maddock
08:34
December 4, 2020
3 Dec 2020: Rescue
God rescues those who trust Him and depend on Him. This meditation reminds us to praise no matter what happens. He is our rescuer and deliverer. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 2, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, Jane Kampsnider and Adam Maddock
07:55
December 3, 2020
2 Dec 2020: I Will Trust God
God's thoughts about each of us are more than the sand on the earth. Knowing these thoughts focus on His love for us, we can trust Him to take care of us. We can keep company with Him, be open with Him and know that He will never stop doing good in our lives. We can, indeed, trust Him with all that we have, all that we are, all that we have yet to experience. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 30, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock and Christine Mauriello
11:07
December 2, 2020
1 Dec 2020: Journey to Truth
Are we not His disciples? So Christ, by His Spirit, is continually teaching us and bringing revelation to us concerning that for which we seek. Let us continue on our journey for truth. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. May these words renew our understanding of who we are in Jesus. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on August 5, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton nd Phil Reaser
13:06
December 1, 2020
30 Nov 2020: Offering our Lives to God
This meditation is based on being a living sacrifice and God's promises to us.  Today's meditation was originally broadcast on May 19, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Carole Grassl, and Adam Maddock
15:41
November 30, 2020
27 Nov 2020: Our Attitude in Serving
This meditation reminds us that our great God is one of endurance and encouragement. May He grant you the ability to live in such harmony with one another, that with others you may join in one voice to glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on May 20, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
09:42
November 27, 2020
26 Nov 2020: Living a Blessed Life
What would you have others to do to you? Treat you with respect and honor and love and kindness. Be honest always. Be faithful and true. And, pray. Jesus calls on us to be the first to offer these to others. He talks about it all the time. Overcome evil with good. Sometimes it's hard to do. So what's the key? Maybe just remembering our God and how He treats us. We have already been given every blessing from God Himself, the source of every good gift. Let us find our fulfillment in Him. And as we receive from Him, we then can give out to others. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on August 24, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
11:22
November 26, 2020
25 Nov 2020: Be Transformed
Transformation is a process, a journey of change. In Christ we are urged to live up to the new creation we have become. As you listen to these scriptures, consider these questions: In what ways do I remain in my old self? In what ways have I been transformed? In what ways am I not being changed or transformed? Let's examine our motives, our desires and our heart for all God has given us. He does the changing, we only need to agree. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 7, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:27
November 25, 2020
24 Nov 2020: My Greatest Encourager
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you to accomplish the dreams you have. Seek His best for you, as the passion to do what pleases Him will become your greatest desire. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 25, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Elizabeth Ames, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock and Christine Mauriello
10:12
November 24, 2020
23 Nov 2020: God's Witnesses
God's witnesses lay in His creation. From space and the stars to the sound of a voice, His words are heard and all that exits is because His said so. As you listen to today's meditation, think about the life you have because God has written and spoken life into and about you. Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 8, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
10:00
November 23, 2020
20 Nov 2020: Living Fully in Christ
What a beautiful promise and hope we have in Jesus' prayer to Father God, "I have revealed to them who you are and I will continue to make you even more real to them, that they may experience the same endless love that you have for me, for your love will now live in them, even as I live in them!" May we let this prayer sink in, that God so loved us, that the focus of Jesus' life was to love us whole-heartedly, a sacrifice of His life so we might truly live.   Today's meditation was originally broadcast on July 24, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland and Adam Maddock
12:11
November 20, 2020
19 Nov 2020: Comfort
Our God comforts us. He is the source of mercy, He is our strength and gives us endurance. This meditation reminds us that God, our Father, cares for us.  Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 5, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Christine Mauriello
11:25
November 19, 2020
18 Nov 2020: Maturing in Love
The gift of forgiveness is the mark of spiritual maturity in someone whose God is the Lord Jesus and who tolerates weakness and whose heart lives in the peace of God. Ask God to show you how you can grow up in Christ as one who loves like Him today.  Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 23, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
08:53
November 18, 2020
17 Nov 2020: Gratitude
To begin our day in gratitude shapes and forms our minds and hearts to look closer at all aspects of the day in the light of them being gifts from our Lord.  The meditation is taken from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.  Let us give thanks to God our Father for all His gifts so freely given to us.  Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 1, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Charlie Grassl, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:42
November 17, 2020
16 Nov 2020: God's Children
Today's meditation is based on selected scriptures from Romans 8. Who are we? Our identity is found in God, as a member of His family, as His child, given the rights of heirs and entrusted with an inheritance. His Spirit in us gives us a sense of belonging.  Today's meditation was originally broadcast on June 12, 2020. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Steve Galiley, and Adam Maddock
09:56
November 16, 2020
13 Nov 2020: Overcoming Troubles
Jesus overcame the world, and He helps us overcome our troubles by living in His peace, because we have the Holy Spirit of peace. Our troubles are not light nor do they seem momentary, but it is our perspective that must be adjusted. Only in light of eternity, with the view of God’s presence and our hope for an eternal future will  it all look different. If we will look beyond the physical world we live in and step into His kingdom which is also here, His peace is also in reach we will experience life instead of a dying moment. Our energy will be renewed and our hope restored in the midst of pain and trouble, indeed.   Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock, and Joy Peyton
12:08
November 13, 2020
12 Nov 2020: You are Assured All Things Work Together for Good
The amazing fact of being 'in Jesus' is that whatever happens in our lives, whatever we do, God has promised to work it toward His purpose for us. It means our best intentions, may fail, our hard work may not be enough - but God is. God takes eternal perspective on our everyday life and says, "this is good. I can work with this." It is the perspective of redemption, every day. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
11:07
November 12, 2020
11 Nov 2020: You have been Given Power, Love, Self Control
In Proverbs we are encouraged to fill our thoughts with God's words until they penetrate deep into our spirit. As we unwrap His words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of our being. The result is living in the power of God's love which sees no record of wrong done to it. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:18
November 11, 2020
10 Nov 2020: You Have Been Established
We can live with confidence that as God's child, God's will for our life is established. We don't know the outcome of today, or what will happen to us tomorrow, but our trust in God's care and love for us, assures us that not one moment is lost or wasted in the economy of His Kingdom, where we now exist, in Jesus.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:12
November 10, 2020
9 Nov 2020: You can Find Grace
Billy Graham said, " The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us."  As God's children, we will be guided, led and taught where to go and what to do. We will be equipped for the unexpected and we will teach others for how to live with expectancy. Grace says, I will always love you. You can call Me and I will answer. You can look for Me in those dark and difficult times, and see that I never left your side." Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
09:32
November 9, 2020
6 Nov 2020: You are Hidden with Christ in God
Being 'in Christ' frees us to be who we want to be, who God says we are - His children. We are protected, we are secure, we are sealed and we are forever free. Being with Jesus, God sees us complete and whole. Father, give us eyes to see this too. Let us see what you see, that our past is gone and that our future is already here - we are already with Jesus and with You.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:46
November 6, 2020
5 Nov 2020: You cannot be Separate from God's Love
God is Love. Love is from Him and it is because of Him that we can love. Yet, as deep as our love may be for others, His love for us is even more powerful, so that nothing and no one can separate us from Him. Not even ourselves. His love is even, unwavering, without interruption. As you listen today, let Him love you and show you why He loves you so much.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:20
November 5, 2020
4 Nov 2020: You are Born of God
To be born of God! How can we ignore the power and majesty of the presence of God in us? Jesus in us,  God's Word that lives and breathes life within and through us. Close your eyes and see the kingdom of God within you as you listen.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:16
November 4, 2020
3 Nov 2020: You are Confident God Will Perfect His Work in You
Faith, confidence, God's blessings and work within us is that we will become more like Jesus. Much of that is accomplished through our confidence in God's strength to accomplish His will through us, our hope and desire live lives worthy of His name and purpose and to trust He will complete it perfectly.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:45
November 3, 2020
2 Nov 2020: You are a Citizen of Heaven
Today's meditation will help us stand taller as we are reminded of the true reality of where we belong and to whom we belong. The Message translates Paul's letter to the Colossians with this amazing picture of our purpose being kept taut because they are tied tightly by hope of our future in heaven. Our destination is home. Our home is with our Father God, keeps careful watch over us and our future. We can be confident in this and in Him. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:08
November 2, 2020
30 Oct 2020: Wanderer Come Home
Today's meditation focuses on turning around, going back home to our Father who loves us and wants us to enjoy all He has for us. His delight is in our communion, our likemindedness which comes from obedience. We are not equal with God, nor should we expect to know all there is to come. His goodness is experienced in His presence. And, His presence is experienced when we realize only our Father God can make all things new, can fix what is broken. We only need to go home.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
19:58
October 30, 2020
29 Oct 2020: Living Our Identity: Take Every Thought Captive
As you listen today, look for thankfulness. It is a key to finding peace in storms, to winning the war of doubt and the anxiety. It is advice for those of us who are weary of the war within and without. The Holy Spirit will bring to mind those things that matter most - for which we are grateful and blessed. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
15:32
October 29, 2020
28 Oct 2020: When I am Weak, then I am Strong
What does the power of God look like? As we see God revealed throughout His Word, we see a God who is all-powerful, One who can do all things, One for whom there is nothing too difficult. So, for what does He use His power? The "weakness" of God is us, so to speak. He has done and continues to do everything in His mighty power to save us, to redeem us, to set us free to be all He created us to be, to reconcile us to Himself, His children, who are created in His likeness and for His glory. The power of God does what we cannot do! In turn our greatest power and privilege is to surrender to the love of God. God is love. Love is the greatest power in all creation and in forever. Verse 8 in 1 Corinthians 13 remind us, Love never fails. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
15:31
October 28, 2020
27 Oct 2020: You are Complete in Love, Part 2
Jesus' words to our Father are the urging and desires of love. Wanting nothing more than we would experience the riches of understanding. How we desire that as well! So much is made known when we trust God's timing, God's direction and God's whispers. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
11:07
October 27, 2020
26 Oct 2020: You are Complete in Love, Part 1
In this meditation, listen for words of encouragement - that your joy may be full, that your love may be full. Often Jesus talked of us being full and complete when we're 'in' Him and with Him. Might we trust that this is true? that we indeed have wholeness now because we are with Him? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
10:08
October 26, 2020
23 Oct 2020: Living Our Identity: Sing a New Song
God loves songs of joy--songs of victory, songs of triumph, songs inspired by His very presence and power and seeing His wonders. God desires good for His children. He wants to fill the whole universe, all His creation with good, with joy and gladness, with peace and victory, with love and life. This is God's joy. You are God's joy. He wants to give you a new song. Let Him replace your worries, your fears, your cares with a new song today. What songs are you singing to praise Him and rejoice in the life that He has given you? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
13:38
October 23, 2020
22 Oct 2020: You are Christ’s Friend
Jesus held no distinction between people. His friends were not determined by their wealth or interests. He accepted people as they were, giving them dignity and hope. Most of us know 'who we are'. We're aware of our inability to live to expectations and find ourselves disappointed within and with others. Jesus understood the struggles and respected and loved in a way that made people feel worthy again. Might we be a friend that way to someone today? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:17
October 22, 2020
21 Oct 2020: You are Forgiven
Being in Christ, we live in forgiveness and we are invited to choose to live fully in what we've been given - the power of God. The power of forgiveness is an irretractable truth that as sin is covered, a gift is given. Not only has God restored us to life, He has also given us the power to live it, as He does. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
14:45
October 21, 2020
20 Oct 2020: You are Adopted
Let us stand in awe that the universe, that all of creation is waiting for us to be revealed as God's children! It's like waiting for the curtains to rise, for the show to begin. Is it not the unveiling of God's plan? Might we seek to look and be our best, to occupy our time here with growing up into maturity so that when the time comes, that He choses to bring us home, we are indeed recognized as looking like Him, acting like Him, belonging to Him? Indeed! Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
13:03
October 20, 2020
19 Oct 2020: You are a Member of Christ’s Body
Each of us has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of others. As we allow the Holy Spirit to use these gifts through us, they are effectively applied and we are all built up and made perfect in His love. For Love to flourish, we must trust God with ourselves. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
13:14
October 19, 2020
16 Oct 2020: Living Our Identity: Lord, Make Me an Instrument
Be challenged today  to listen and meditate on the prayer from St. Francis of Assisi several times: With the first reading, listen with your heart’s ear for a phrase or word that stands out for you. Listen a second time, reflecting on what touches you, saying it to yourself or writing in a journal. With a third time listening, respond with a prayer or expression of what you have experienced and ask yourself what this passage calls you to do or be. With a fourth time listening, rest in silence before God. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Christine Mauriello
09:54
October 16, 2020
15 Oct 2020: You are a Saint, Part 2
As you listen to today's meditation, do so with the knowledge that you are an overcomer, one who can call on God for strength, Whose peace is ours for the asking and this peace guards our minds and refreshes our spirits. Let these words remind you that the kingdom of God is within you.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:06
October 15, 2020
14 Oct 2020: Planting and Sowing Life
In the beginning, God set many things into effect. In His creating, He did not just make provision for one day, but put various laws into motion to carry on the "creating" from day to day.If we want a good return in/for our lives, the first thing to do is to sow good seeds. And what are those good seeds? In Luke's gospel, chapter 8, Jesus tells the parable of the sower. "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God (verse 11)."  Good seed is the word spoken by God and, consequently anything spoken by us that aligns itself with that word. What does your garden look like? It is filled with the products of your words. Your words produce your surroundings. Whatever we give out, is what we live in. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock, and Joy Peyton
14:08
October 14, 2020
13 Oct 2020: You are a Saint, Part 1
Paul calls us saints. We are encouraged to clothe ourselves with compassion and kindness, to pray without stopping, to be faithful in prayer, to wait for the Lord. Our definition of saints is of one who is perfect, who endures hardship well, who is patient and who is courageous in the face of desperate trials. We look at the outward man, but God sees the inward person. We are now 'in Christ' who was indeed a saint, one who stood in front of us, took our trials and bore our sorrows. In this amazing position, God sees us as the same, as saints who endure. May we stand tall in this honor, of being called God's children.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
14:15
October 13, 2020
12 Oct 2020: Living Our Identity: Being the Person God Created
How easily we identify ourselves by the roles we fill - mother, father, teacher, doctor, athlete, and so on. We easily speak of what we do. How easily can we speak of who we are? Have we looked in the mirror, and held our reflection long enough to see, really see who is there? Take a few extra seconds to look at yourself in the mirror, and ask God to show you who He sees. Then complete the sentences and pray this prayer. Dear God, I thank you that … I confess that … I would love to … Please fill me with … Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
14:13
October 12, 2020
9 Oct 2020: You are Justified
No longer are we enslaved to rebellion or rejected for our mistakes and sins. Our debt has been paid and we are free. God has declared justice has been served on our behalf. To live now, is to believe and accept we can go on and step into life and light. We are free to become all we were intended to be. In God's eyes we are now just and righteous people. How grateful we should be. How amazing it is to be handed keys to the kingdom, because God simply loves us so much! Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
15:24
October 9, 2020
8 Oct 2020: Living Our Identity: Darkness and Light
As you listen to this meditation, prayerfully consider and ask God: What do You want me to know about darkness and light in my life, in the life of the communities/groups I engage with, and in the world? Is there anything that I need to let go of and release to You? What do You want to give me to replace what I have released? How can I join You in accomplishing Your purposes in my life and in the world? Is there anything else You want me to know or receive from You today? Is there anyone I can connect with for prayer or help? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
14:53
October 8, 2020
7 Oct 2020: You are God’s Child
We never grow tired of belonging, of being someone's child. The greatest honor is to be God's child, one who 'looks like' his or her father, one who knows they can go home and enjoy the truth of belonging. Only when we know our Father is near by can we relax and enjoy our place of rest. Let this time of listening, remind you that you are home, no matter where you are. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, and Phil Reaser
12:49
October 7, 2020
6 Oct 2020: The Truth: God, His Son and Us, Part 2
Our position as God's children is established in Jesus by trusting what He has said is true. the power of love frees us from darkness and opens our eyes to the reality of belonging to God, of being His children and of entering His kingdom now.  It is the same power by which He raised Jesus from the dead. That power has raised us up also. What is God saying in this meditation about who He is to you, what He has done for you, and who you are to Him. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:25
October 6, 2020
5 Oct 2020: The Truth: God, His Son and Us, Part 1
Our story begins with God. He has always been. There has never been a time when He didn't exist. Everything was made by Him and finds its purpose in Him, especially us. Before we were born, God has designs for us, a destiny that displays His kindness and grace, the power of life in love. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
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October 5, 2020
2 Oct 2020: Work
There may be times in our lives when work feels mundane, where efforts fall short and  we question our purpose. If we are God's child, we have a destiny that may never 'look' exciting or exotic. Yet, God has ordered our steps and written a plan that if we align and choose to follow is of eternal value - to Him and for us. As one translation says, "we have become His poetry" fulfilling the destiny designed specifically for us! Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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October 2, 2020
1 Oct 2020: You are Complete in Christ
One of the most amazing statements in Scripture is that by being in Christ, we are complete. We are whole. We are not lacking. It is a complete truth. It is amazing because we see flaws, brokenness, and weaknesses. God tells us we are  already made new people, whole and holy. He stands with open arms telling us we are healed. We can stay frozen where we are or we can step into His kingdom and live in who He says we really are.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and  Adam Maddock
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October 1, 2020
30 Sep 2020: Worship
When we receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we enter into a relationship with God. In any relationship, the key to the relationship is communication. There are two important aspects to our communication with God - worship and prayer. Worship is often expressed in music, but worship is much more than being able to play an instrument or sing a song. 1 Corinthians 13:1 tells us in no uncertain terms, If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. Even musical instruments can be just noise unless there is something in the spirit of the music. What turns a noise into worship? True worship happens in our hearts. It is posture of recognition that the One who has our attention, also has our commitment to serve and honor Him.   Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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September 30, 2020
29 Sep 2020: You have Access to God
As a child of God we have been given many things, and direct access to Him is one of them. Many people yearn to please Him, to see Him and try all manner of ways to reach Him, yet our trust and belief of Jesus' death on our behalf gives us immediate access to Creator God who become our Father. We run through the throne room into His arms. His explosive love envelopes us as we lean in and trust Him to hold us still.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
12:55
September 29, 2020
28 Sep 2020: Truth
Jesus said, "everyone who loves the truth will receive my words." We know that God's word is alive and we also know that words have life or death in them. As you hear this meditation, consider Jesus' words. Do we love truth? Are we unwavering in our seeking truth, listening to truth, in order to live with fidelity and freedom every day? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
15:46
September 28, 2020
25 Sep 2020: Water of Life, Seek Life
The river of the water of life is a mystery to us. We know only of the water we drink each day that is necessary to live physically. Yet we are told there's more - there is living water!  Our spirits have access to this river of living water, that flows eternally from God's throne. Drink deeply, friends. It too, is necessary to live, really live. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock,  and Phil Reaser
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September 25, 2020
24 Sep 2020: You Belong to God
These scriptures give us perspective of God's dominion and reach. They remind us that Creator God is also the only one with power and dominion over the universe. As God's children, we are in awe of all we see - powers and authorities in heaven and on earth acknowledging His rule. May we not forget, as we too, belong to Him. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and  Adam Maddock
12:09
September 24, 2020
23 Sep 2020: Wait on the Lord
When we are at a low point, feeling overwhelmed and needing help, God reminds us, "Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!" This is our comfort - that He hears us and that even our hope is from Him.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock,  and Phil Reaser
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September 23, 2020
22 Sep 2020: You are United with Jesus
Our union with Jesus is a holy mystery. There may be moments when we experience being enveloped by perfect Love and times when we sense  perfect Peace. Yet, whether or not we sense or feel Him,  the truth is He is with us, we are with Him just as He said in John 17:22, "The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, So they might be one heart and mind with us."  In this union, we give grace to others, speak of His love for them and live today as one who is God's child.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and  Adam Maddock
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September 22, 2020
21 Sep 2020: Faith, Obedience, Love
Sometimes we forget the connection between believing God exists and experiencing His love. The door, the wall that seems to block our view and our experience is believing or faith in His existence. This gives us access or entrance into His realm of love. It is because of His love for us, toward us that we want to do whatever He asks us to do. That's what Love does. That is what He did for us. Our souls cried to be saved from death - and He did it.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock,  and Phil Reaser
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September 21, 2020
18 Sep 2020: Food that Lasts
We are asked to trust Jesus' words that sustaining Life is Him. In Him. By Him. Because of Him. Do we trust Him? On the tree of death He gave His physical life. As the source of all life, the Tree of Life, we are invited to eat and be filled. Let us delight ourselves in Him, in His presence with us, in the eternal life we have even now.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
10:43
September 18, 2020
17 Sep 2020: Our Place
How amazing that God, who reigns in Heaven, a high and holy place, also resides with us, and in turn we with Him. In Christ, we have the privilege of containing the Spirit of God. Father, we are humbled by Your presence with and in us. Would You make us instruments of peace in this world? Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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September 17, 2020
16 Sep 2020: Humility
Jesus knew who He was, which gave Him the confidence to live humbly as one who could serve others and not feel slighted, or overlooked. He modeled humility because He believed in His identity and knew God loved Him. God reminds us to "be content with who you are', for in this we will be aligned with God's intent for why we're here.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
12:40
September 16, 2020
15 Sep 2020: Trust and Love in All Situations
In the midst of anything, the gospel can either change us or change the situation. The key is to continue to focus on the gospel, the good news in every situation.  God assures us He works everything for our good and according to his purpose. And what is His purpose? To bring us into the likeness of His Son. Jesus has been victorious over all things! So, if God is for us, who can be against us? God’s love never ceases, never fails. In the tapestry of our lives, there is one strand that is interwoven into every fiber; it is the love of God. And so, we know and rely on this incredible love from God for us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
15:43
September 15, 2020
14 Sep 2020: He Has Chosen Us
It is an amazing truth, in many ways greater than we can comprehend - that God chose us,  that He knew us before He created the world. We chose to believe this, and in turn have been given an inheritance of life in God's kingdom. What an honor to be chosen by the King of the universe, to be seen and to be adopted into His family. Might we honor Him in all that we think and believe. In turn, we will then honor Him in all we say and do. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
10:02
September 14, 2020
11 Sep 2020: Faith
James tells us, . . . faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead (James 2:17). And he goes on to explain that we can say we have faith all day long but the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. If we do have real faith, it will play out in our actions. We can believe a chair will hold us up and then the resulting action of that faith will be that we actually sit in the chair. We may say that we believe in God but what do our actions show? Do we live out that faith, that belief in God, by actually living our lives yielded to Him?             Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
12:46
September 11, 2020
10 Sep 2020: Living with God
It has always been God's desire to dwell with us and this desire is fulfilled through our belief that Jesus is our Savior. He has bridged the gulf between heaven and earth, coming to us through His Holy Spirit placed in us and through His resurrection, in which we have already risen with Him, from the perspective of eternity. We are encouraged to trust that Jesus is indeed coming back for us while we trust Him as well to lead and guide us where we are now. It is in His house we want to live, and with Him, always. He is with us and we are with Him, even though we don’t yet see it fully. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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September 10, 2020
9 Sep 2020: I Have Formed You
How often do we stop to think about who we are? God wants us to know that He made us, purposed us to live here and now. The Psalmist says it well, "You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something." May we embrace our Father who loves us in the everlasting realm of always. We have been and will be His dearly beloved children. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
11:45
September 9, 2020
8 Sep 2020: In My Father's House are Many Rooms, Part 2
We are God's children. As we finish our time considering our home with Him and what that looks like, He reminds us of the safety we have in His presence. We are not to fear the darkness, the beasts or disease. We are to cling to Him, to call to Him, to trust Him. He is our protector, our father, our keeper. In Him our identity is confirmed.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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September 8, 2020
7 Sep 2020: In My Father's House are Many Rooms, Part 1
For many of us, we know 'home' is a place of safety and shelter. God wants us to remember we have a 'home' in Him, where we are hidden from the chaos and trouble, where there is ease and comfort and we can be ourselves. Our Father's place is our place, even now.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
12:31
September 7, 2020
4 Sep 2020: Jesus with Us
It is 'in' Jesus that we are empowered by His Spirit, and find out who we are and why we are here. To remain in Him, to be known by Him, to find purpose, and life - that is our destiny. Consider what being 'in Jesus' really means as you listen today.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
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September 4, 2020
3 Sep 2020: God's Work, Our Work
It's pretty simple, really. God says, your work is to do good. God has asked us to join Him in loving others, being gentle and kind, forgiving as we have been forgiven, sharing what we have and blessing with the gentle rains of peace. For this, we will be called His people. What an honor. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
12:43
September 3, 2020
2 Sep 2020: God's Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you. Listen intently. Seek and find the wisdom that comes from the Father of Lights, who casts no shadow but is the source of our resurrection life. Let's run to Him. His arms are open. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, Adam Maddock,  and Joy Peyton
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September 2, 2020
1 Sep 2020: For Thine is the Kingdom, Part 2
In Part 2, of this meditation on God's kingdom, we are reminded that His kingdom is not visible or subject to this world's dynamics of power. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  So, where are we experiencing and living in God’s kingdom? How can we experience and live in God’s Kingdom more? Perhaps, our perception of where we are needs to change. Father, grant us sight to see we are already there, already righteous, already given peace and joy. We only need to let You open our eyes to the Truth.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
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September 1, 2020
31 Aug 2020: For Thine is the Kingdom, Part 1
As we consider the familiar phrases of prayer for God's kingdom to come, let's consider as well, what it means to serve a King. What should our posture toward Him be, and are we truly aligned with His purposes for His kingdom?  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
14:20
August 31, 2020
28 Aug 2020: Living in God's Plans for Us, Part 2
Today is the second part of Living in God's Plans for Us. Each sentence of this meditation is advice for staying the course, for realizing we can trust Him to lead us, to reveal His plans for us, and to live in what He has purposed - proving His will is indeed good, acceptable and perfect for each of us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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August 28, 2020
27 Aug 2020: Living in God's Plans for Us, Part 1
This meditation has two parts. The first one, today, postions us. We are to listen as sheep listen and obey their shepherd. We are to trust, that we will be fed, and protected. We are to believe that goodness and mercy are with us every day of our lives. This establishes our thoughts and keeps us from wandering away from God's best for us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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August 27, 2020
26 Aug 2020: Who is Like God?
In Deuteronomy 6:4, 5 we read: Hear, O Israel: The LORD your God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. The Oneness found here is more that just one being; it has to do with a unity of thought, of purpose, of desire, an agreement, if you will, a total agreement of thought and action. The Lord invites us to come into agreement with Him, to speak the same thing He speaks, for His desires to become our desires. Jesus invites us into a union with Him. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
14:37
August 26, 2020
25 Aug 2020: Love
When we love, we act and react differently than when we do not love. Just look at the love of God. Love prompted Jesus to go all the way to the cross. Living in God and living in His love is always taking the high road. Loving takes work. There is a labor of love. But when we do, LOVE NEVER FAILS. That doesn't mean that things always turn out the way we would like for them to, but if we stay in love, we win. To fully participate in love we must receive it first from God and then give it out from what He has given us. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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August 25, 2020
24 Aug 2020: Living a Blessed Life
What would you have others to do to you? Treat you with respect and honor and love and kindness. Be honest always. Be faithful and true. And, pray. Jesus calls on us to be the first to offer these to others. He talks about it all the time. Overcome evil with good. Sometimes it's hard to do. So what's the key? Maybe just remembering our God and how He treats us. We have already been given every blessing from God Himself, the source of every good gift. Let us find our fulfillment in Him. And as we receive from Him, we then can give out to others. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Christine Mauriello and Joy Peyton
11:40
August 24, 2020
21 Aug 2020: Courage
Father, give us the courage we need to speak, to articulate hope and a future to those who doubt, who despair of help. Would you  let us see what You see - those hearts that cry for hope, who wonder if there's any chance for change in their lives? Would you soften our hearts toward others and accept Your love that even we spurn when we're rebellious of Your direction and guidance? Grant us the grace to forgive ourselves as we forgive others, so You, Father, are honored by our behavior.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Carol Chase, Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland and Adam Maddock
10:37
August 21, 2020
20 Aug 2020: If Christ is for Us
This meditation gathers together several statements that confirm and remind us of the truths of being 'in Christ'. If we are made by God for doing good, given everything we need to accomplish what God has prepared already for us to do, might we then conclude that there is nothing that can keep us from doing it - except our own choices? It is our choice to trust and live in the belief that what God has planned can indeed be accomplished with and 'in Him'. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
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August 20, 2020
19 Aug 2020: God Cares
This meditation once again focuses our attention on God, His mercy, and kindness. He doesn't miss a thing. All of creation is in His care. Might we look for it? Do we recognize His care for the wild animals for the forests and fields? Have we seen Him lift the head of the one who felt hopeless? Have we entered into this daily love by praying for those who cross our paths, who struggle silently to keep their homes, and buy food for today? Father, challenge us to go farther out in our compassion, in our giving, in our own struggles to trust You are going to care for us - no matter what. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
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August 19, 2020
18 Aug 2020: There is More Beyond this Life
Once in a while we need reminding that there's more! More life. More that exists beyond our ability to see it. There's more to us than our bodies. There's more for us to experience after time ends. Father, open our eyes to this More, that we will know more about who we are and why You desire we see how life today is only the beginning of our experience with You. Open our hearts to see we are already in the place of eternal life and called to Love other as You love us.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
15:34
August 18, 2020
17 Aug 2020: God is Good
This meditation is simple and short, yet packed with the eternal Truth about God's character - He is Good. Love does what is right and good for those it loves. We are the object of His affections, people for whom He wants to be with and to whom He desires to give gifts. Rich in mercy, He see us worth dying for, worth caring for, worth loving deeply.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland, and Adam Maddock
08:05
August 17, 2020
14 Aug 2020: Lord Grant Me the Wisdom
Father, You are the source of knowledge and understanding and wisdom. You have demonstrated how to be gentle and merciful. You love to help. You want us to live wisely. Would You give us courage to trust You, to come to You for advice? Remind us that Your ways are better, Your thoughts are higher, Your love is so much deeper than we realize.  Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America.  Please visit www.cfonorthamerica.org to learn more about our retreats. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Adam Maddock, Joy Peyton and Phil Reaser
16:11
August 14, 2020