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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Join Us This Week…

Today we begin the annual gathering of the Southwide Baptist Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. We are very grateful that friends from around the country are...
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Let the Sun Shine Again!

I stood at the hotel window looking at the sun that had just risen. The light. The heat. There is something truly amazing about the...
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Get the Newly Released Gospel Tract!

It was many years ago when I heard a preacher, who was also a faithful personal witness, say, “I know I’m going to enjoy the...
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The Danger of Low Expectations

Decay is a terrible thing, and it is all around us. We live in a world that is getting worse every day through the effects...
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The Greatest Platform On Earth

Each week I stand on some platform to speak to people. A platform is a place that is elevated for the purpose of being seen...
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What Is a Fellowship & Why Should I Come?

Two weeks from today we will begin the 2021 Southwide Baptist Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. I am honored to serve as the moderator for this...
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“Prayer Is Still the Answer.”

This afternoon a memorial service will be conducted for a man who was used of God to encourage me greatly. Pastor Dave McCoy served for...
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Do You Want to Have a Great Week?

Today is actually not the beginning of the week...yesterday was. Sunday is the first day of the week! Like all of life each week is...
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Some Fall Early

A hint of fall is in the air and leaves are beginning to turn. This week I watched the first leaves falling from some trees...
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Do You Remember?

It was a beautiful, sunny morning. As I made my way from one building to another on our campus a co-worker came running out onto...
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The Most Important Prayer Ever Prayed

The following article was published in a God Bless America magazine that was mailed to 52,000 residences in southern West Virginia over the last few...
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We Remember.

Can you believe it has been 20 years? I remember where I was standing on 9/11 when someone said, "A commercial airliner just crashed into...
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Thank God for Laborers!

Labor Day came about in the midst of the turmoil of the Industrial Revolution. From the beginning it was a holiday for working people. In...
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What Is Missing In Our Churches?

Frequently I am asked what trends I see in churches as I travel. The tendency is to generalize and lump all churches together. Yet each...
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Days That Change You Forever

There are days in life that change you. God in His providence causes certain days to stand out in our memory as turning points. The...
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She Went Out Singing!

The meeting had concluded and I was making my way out of the church facility. As I came out a side door toward the parking...
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The Best Birthday Gift I Received This Year

This week I celebrated my 45th birthday. At this point in life, I can honestly say there is nothing I really want. God has been...
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An Update On Our Israel Tour

Tammy and I have been looking forward to traveling through Israel and studying God’s Word with a group of friends. As you may know, this...