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.
Photo by John Buckner

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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Seven Bible Stories to Use With Muslims

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The Most Important Lessons I Learned in My College Years

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A Simple Practice to Add to Your Morning Routine

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Now That You Are Called

Several weeks ago I published a short post on how to know when you have been called. (You may read the original post here.) It...
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Can You Go One Day Without It?

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How To Keep the Next Generation

A fellow preacher and personal friend asked me recently how I believed we could do a better job of retaining young people in our churches....

A Tribute to Pastor Sexton on His 50th Ministry Anniversary

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Free Audio Book of Philippians

This months resource is one of my favorites. In fact, it is my favorite book of the Bible! One of my instructors in college said...
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The Danger of Erasing History

In 1948, Winston Churchill said to the House of Commons, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Our own nation is in...
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Exciting Days – Our September Itinerary

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My Final Trip

Late last night I returned from meetings in Georgia and Tennessee. Soon I will leave for another appointment in Ohio. It is a way of...

A Special Announcement Regarding Our Work

19 months ago God led us into full-time evangelistic work. We have seen His direction at each step on this journey. Some time ago the...
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Ready Reference to the Psalms

Just this week someone asked me where they should begin in their Bible reading. So many people are looking for a plan or devotional help....
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A Post By My 17 Year Old Daughter

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“How Do You Know When You Have Been Called?”

When the Lord first began dealing with me about being a preacher I asked my dad, “How do you know when you are called to...
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The “Go” Kit: Bible Studies On Witnessing

Just a few month's ago I had the privilege of writing five Bible studies on witnessing. They are designed to both inspire and instruct believers...
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Our August Itinerary and A Quarterly Update

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The Power of One Kind Word

The other day I wrote a short post about how the devil loves to use our words to tear others down. Permit me to share the...