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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God told them to tie ezov, known as hyssop in bunches and use it as a brush to apply blood to the doorposts during the climactic events of the Exodus. Hyssop in the Bible. Hyssop in Psalm 51

Hyssop 

Hyssop  “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God;…

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How To Help Your Kids Make The Most Of School Days

All over the country young people are returning to school. Our own children start back this week. New beginnings are a wonderful opportunity to set...
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Three Weeks From Today!

Preacher's are engaged in the greatest work in the world. It is a work that will outlive this world!  1 Timothy 5:17 says, "Let the...
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Dear Preacher, Preach In Faith.

All of us who have preached for any length of time can testify that some things are different every time we stand to preach. The...
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An Encouragement For Assistant Pastors

It was my privilege to serve as an assistant to a wonderful pastor for many years. Eighteen years were spent helping someone else fulfill the...
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GUEST POST: Virtual Solutions For Local Churches

Gayle Washington was a fellow-worker for many years in the ministry. Her burden is to help pastors and churches and the Lord is using her....
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“Lord, Teach Us To Pray!”

These words from Luke 11:1 are the prayer that opens the understanding to more prayer. How often we go through the motions and mechanics of...
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Our August Schedule

What a precious summer we have had so far! God has helped us and we have seen Him at work in so many places. Thank...

“Is Drinking Alcoholic Beverages Right Or Wrong?” by Dr. Johnny Pope

This week on our "Enjoying the Journey" podcast I am dealing with what the Word of God says about alcohol. (You may subscribe or listen...
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You Are What You Eat.

This is not an article on health and wellness. It is much more important than that. (If my mother is reading this I want to...
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“Thank You, God, For 13 Years”

Today is my son's 13th birthday. We have had a wonderful time celebrating this week as a family. How could we have three teenagers?! I...
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Do You Have A Favorite Hymn?

We were in the middle of a service several weeks ago when a fine young man leaned over and asked me, "Do you have a...
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I Hate Alcohol!

Recently as I ministered in a beautiful southern city a local pastor began to describe all of the filth that has invaded their area. Immorality...
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What Is The Most Important Lesson You Have Learned?

As I write these words I am sitting in northern Michigan. It is a beautiful summer day at camp. This morning at breakfast I had...

Have A Conversation!

The Christian witness should not be awkward. A rigid recitation of facts will never effectively introduce unbelievers to "the way, the truth, and the life."...
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Take The Day Off!

Take the day off...Those are beautiful words. (Since you don’t work for me you should probably still show up for work today!) Why is it...
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You Have To Work Hard To Keep It Simple

He was an engineer who had been responsible for the invention of things too intricate for me to understand. Yet the message he conveyed to...
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A Divided Nation

The only hope of America, the only hope of any nation, is the mercy of God. In recent days we have all watched the national...
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Guest Post: “When Two Worlds Collide”

Mark Fowler and his wife Stephanie have been special friends to me and Tammy since college. The Lord is using them to lead a growing...