Bible Guideposts

“I know where I’m going.” Famous last words - just before the embarrassing admission that we have lost our way! Along the journey of life we all need direction. Sometimes it just takes a little while to acknowledge it. Years ago I was on an early…

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24 Reading Recommendations For The New Year

In Thomas Jefferson's Library at the Library of Congress This week a dear pastor friend and I corresponded about helpful books to share with others.…

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A Fresh Look At Familiar Scriptures

“Why didn’t I see that? Where did that preacher get the understanding of that passage…and how could I have missed it?” Sound familiar? We have all…

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Announcing A Special Christmas Series!

Can you believe that it is December? The month ahead will be a busy one for families and church families. We must never allow our schedules to crowd…

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Are You “Having Devotions”?

I don’t know when the word devotions started to mean the daily meeting with God in prayer and the Word. The only two times the word is used in our…

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Giving Tuesday

Across the U.S. the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has come to be known as "giving Tuesday," an opportunity to help the needy and invest in charitable…

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Our December 2018 Itinerary

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and we are about to enter the last week of November. The Lord has been gracious and faithful. We hope…

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My First Sermon

Just a few days after my 13th birthday, I preached the first sermon I ever gave behind a pulpit. On that Sunday afternoon, in August, I spoke on the subject "I Have a Secret." Now, the secret was not just mine! It is the open secret of true and…

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The Power of the Tongue

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”  Proverbs 18:21 This world has known the power of…

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Stay Out of the Snare

"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe."  Proverbs 29:25 Over forty million people in the United…

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A Mark of Greatness

"Great men are not always wise." Job 32:9 Greatness is difficult to define.  One thing is sure:  men view greatness much differently than the Lord…

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Living in The Parenthesis

A parenthesis is a peculiar thing. Parentheses are used by writers to set apart information which they want you to know but do not feel is essential.…

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Ordinary Days

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24 Men are remembered for their outstanding days, but they…

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Integrity

“Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.”  Job 31:6 Integrity is not a product of environment or natural ability.…

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A Good Name

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”  Proverbs 22:1 My parents, Roger and Marcia…

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Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

As a boy I remember people saying that in school there were three indispensable subjects: reading, writing, and arithmetic. I am sure that the…

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Women God Has Used In My Life

In a family of preachers perhaps it is inevitable that the men of the family receive much of the attention.  The older I get the more I realize how…

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