Devotional Blog

On every trip, decisions are made. Along the road of life, we inevitably face intersections and decisions about which way to go. It is at those moments that we must live by faith, asking God for wisdom and believing that He will never lead in the wrong direction. It is our hope that each article on the blog will encourage you to keep enjoying the journey…and look for Jesus along the way.

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Everybody Loves a Good Story!

Life is a story. Moses said, “We spend our years as a tale that is told.” Perhaps that is why people around the world love to hear a good story – in some way, we can all identify. We weep at tragedies, laugh at comedies, and thrill at adventures. The ancients passed along truth through…

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Now on ETJ: “All Spiritual Blessings”

This week, people across our nation will gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. Around tables filled with food, many will pause to say...
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New for Children this Christmas!

From time to time I enjoy sharing a recommendation of some helpful resource for families. We are approaching a time of year that is very...
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7 Ways Listeners Can Make the Most of a Church Meeting

Last week, I posted an article on 7 Ways Leaders Can Make the Most of a Church Meeting. It is vital that those who preach...
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Do We Really See Them?

Life is busy and days are a blur. We rush from place to place - constantly moving past masses of humanity, people everywhere! But, do...
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7 Ways Leaders Can Make the Most of a Church Meeting

Just because we assemble with God's people does not necessarily mean that God's Word is given or that God's glory is priority. Leading a church...
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“One Thing”

We are living in a complex world! Sin complicates everything it touches and only the truth of Christ can return us to simplicity. Today we...
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3 Connections to Make In Every Scripture Passage

Have you ever read a portion of God's Word only to find yourself totally disconnected from what you just read? Your hands held the Bible,...
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Home Improvement

If you are a home owner you know that there is ALWAYS something that needs to be done! In some ways this physical reality is...
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Do These 3 Things for Those In the Service Industry

In recent months I have seen so much rude and crude treatment of people who are laboring in the service industry. Living on the road I...
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A Month of Hallelujahs!

As we begin the month that culminates with Thanksgiving wouldn't it be a wonderful thing if we could make the whole month a month of...
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5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Bible Reading

Would you like to get more out of your daily Bible reading? We all find ourselves at times going through the motions but missing the...
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What Ever Happened to the Love of David and Jonathan?

Satan and sin pervert every good thing given to us by God. At this moment many in our generation have come to believe that “love”...
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If the Devil Never Bothers You…

Some time ago, I heard a Christian man give a powerful testimony. He told of the years he had wasted as a backslidden believer, running...
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Messages from Southwide

One week ago we concluded the 2021 Southwide Baptist Fellowship. The Holy Spirit guided us through the meeting and every message from God's Word was...
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Note to a Friend

After all of these years and the multitude of technological ways that we receive communication, there is still something exciting about getting a note in...

Serving Together While We Are Apart

Paul was often separated from those he loved. Circumstances, geography, providential guidance all serve to keep believers from being with other believers at times. Yet...
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7 Ways You Can Help Your Pastor

During the month of October many churches celebrate a pastor appreciation emphasis. Other congregations do this during another time of year such as the pastor's...
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Repent.

Sin. It is the real issue, the root problem, the reason for every broken heart and home. And the only solution for sin is a...