About Donuts and Devos
Have you ever felt like you were truly meant to do something? Called, if you will? Well, Donuts and Devos began as a tiny seed in the kitchen of our family with lots of little ones. We are parents to 5 kids, ranging from ages 8 to 7 months. The idea for this show took root and over the next few months, sprouted and grew into a full fledged dream – which became a reality!
Hi! I’m Marifaith, creator and host of Donuts and Devos. I’m married to my best friend, Stephen; I’m the wife of a pastor and a homeschooling mom to extremely active, lively, strong-willed children (I am not a coffee drinker, but have been tempted to become one these past few months!).
‘To be completely honest, I never imagined I’d find myself in children’s ministry, but alas, here God has led me! I couldn’t be more excited to combine my experience in radio broadcasting with my love for writing and showing families God’s love. Working as a studio manager/host/producer for an NPR radio station taught me how this incredible platform could be used to bring stories to life and impact listeners.
Donuts and Devos is a podcast for kids, to help them grow in faith and flourish with understanding of God’s Word. But it’s also for parents and caregivers, to help make “Jesus time” fun, engaging, and Biblically sound without struggling to figure out how you’re going to teach your littles. Here I hope and pray families receive the peace only Jesus can give and are “sprinkled” with God’s love every day!
Donuts and Devos exists to share the truth, joy, and love of God’s Word for kids and families to engage and connect them to the teachings of Christ Jesus so they can grow in faith together.
Statement of Faith
What is the Bible?
We believe that the Bible is God’s own Word and truth, without error. God the Holy Spirit chose writers who expressed thoughts and words that were given to them by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). God’s Word never changes and cannot be broken (John 10:35).
Who is God?
There is only one true God, and He reveals Himself as Triune: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Not 3 gods, but one God—each person distinct in one divine being. He is eternal, all-knowing, all-present, and all powerful. As He is the Creator, we are His creation and creatures which He promises to provide for all that we need to support our body and life now to life eternal.
Who is Jesus?
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent by God the Father to give us eternal life (1 John 5:11-12). Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and walked sinless throughout His life on earth, died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead for our justification and life. Through faith in Him, we are given salvation and eternal life as a gift of God by His grace. Jesus conquered death so that we may live.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the “loudest silent-partner” of the Holy Trinity. He points us to Jesus. Though we will never see him, He is sent by the Father and the Son, calling us to faith by the Gospel, instructs us through the Word, makes us holy people to God, leads us in holy living as God’s people, and keeps us in the one true Christian faith until we die.
What is Salvation?
We believe that we are saved by grace through faith. It is through Jesus’ righteousness, death on the cross, and resurrection that we are justified by faith. We receive this forgiveness of sins through faith, by believing the Gospel (Rom. 3:28). We are all born sinners but through Christ, God has declared pardon and forgiveness to all sinful humanity (2 Corinth. 5:19).
What We Believe
“I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; on the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
* the Apostle’s Creed