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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Wildflowers in biblical Moab. When she came back to Bethlehem, Naomi used some Hebrew wordplay. She said that “the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.” (1:20)  The Hebrew word she used for Almighty, שַׁדַּי is very close to the word used in verse 1:1 for “the country,” שְׂדֵי. In this way, the reader understands the true origin of Naomi’s bitter dealings: the country of Moab.
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Moab

 “Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.” Ruth 1:1  Biblical Moab, in modern Jordan, is only about twenty-five miles from…

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Don’t Lose Your Laughter!

This week the Lord reminded me of a simple and yet profound truth. Tammy was taking me to the airport and we were talking about...
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A New Listening Option for Full Length Bible Messages

"The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it" (Psalm 68:11). Technology and media platforms have provided amazing ways of...
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Prime Time for Churches

This is not the worst time to be alive and serving God - this is the best time! Never before have people been more hopeless...
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The Revelation Series and Our Next Study

My heart has been helped studying through the Revelation of Jesus Christ over the last several months. Christians have no reason to dread and every...
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Order Now for July 4!

These are crisis days in our country. What can we do about it? In "The Need of Our Nation" we examine two Old Testament passages...
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Dealing with Sadness

In a generation deteriorating because of sin we must always guard against allowing our own spirits to deteriorate. Sad days must not become sad Christians!...
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5 Ways to Stand Apart In A Cruel World

Do you know what sets people apart in a crowded world? It is not skin color, educational background, ethnicity, language, economic standing, professional title, talent,...
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Guest Post: “Going Back On Your Upbringing”

Dr. Charles Keen has served as a faithful pastor, Bible teacher, author, Bible publisher, and missionary statesman. I am happy to call him my friend....
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What Is An Evangelist?

“Did you ever imagine that you would be an evangelist?” This question from a pastor recently was a reminder that for the first half of...
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Progressives and Pragmatists

The progressive Christianity of our day is nothing new. Those who have studied history will recognize it as a resurgence of theological liberalism. Solomon was...
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My Favorite Revival Hymn

Certain songs have become old standards in most revival meetings. The one I hear sung more than any other is the great hymn "Revive Us...
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The Worst Thing Job Lost & the One Thing We All Must Find

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job…” So begins the story of a man who knew more about suffering...
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A Tool for Bible Study, Prayer, and Teaching

Solomon said, "Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh" (Ecclesiastes 12:12). This is the life...
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He Only Lived to 33.

Life is a vapor for every man, but for the God-Man it was especially brief. A short thirty-three and a half years was all that...
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Do You Really Believe In The Authority of the Bible?

Few want to talk about it today and even fewer understand it. Yet all of life boils down to authority: whose authority will we live...
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Would You Give Me Six Minutes of Your Time?

Everyone is busy and there are so many things vying for our attention. It is impossible to keep up with it all! Today I would...
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The Leader’s Most Sacred Work

The study of leadership is one that is as conflicted as it is popular. There is often more discussion and debate about leadership than there...
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His Resurrection – Our Response & Responsibility

Early Sunday morning I sat in a quiet place and reread the resurrection account in each of the four gospel records. It is amazing how...