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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…

Our August Itinerary and an Update on the Family

God has been very gracious during this summer season. We have seen much fruit in many places. Please help us pray that the fruit will...
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A Christian’s Duty to Law Enforcement

We have had many dear friends though the years who serve in law enforcement. I was reminded again this week that those who protect and...

Our July Itinerary and a Special Request

The months are passing so quickly! Six months ago my family and I stepped out into full time evangelism. God has been so good and...

The Book That Saves the World

A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal in a hotel. As I was breezing quickly through the sections...

A Good Resource and A New Song

Several weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking in a pastor's fellowship where Evangelist Byron Foxx was singing. He has been a real encouragement...

Integrity: Standing True In a Shifting World

Many years ago I was driving through the town I grew up in with my mother in the front seat and my sister in the...

A Word to the In-Laws

I know. The title has real potential. A preacher friend of mine recently said to me, "I have no problem with mother-in-laws. I love my...
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7 Thoughts to Consider When You Are “Bored”

We live each day between two extremes. On one hand we fight the danger of idleness; on the other, the danger of busyness. Someone once...

An Aid for Your Prayer Life

Prayer is a help. It is our connection to the great Helper! Prayer is our lifeline to Heaven and the only way to live victoriously...

A Memorial Day Meditation

Like many Americans I had the opportunity today to go by the cemetery where our family members are buried. The rolling hills were decorated with...

My New Favorite Airport

This week I have been in multiple airports. Some are better than others. All are the same after awhile! In a few minutes I am...

My Advice to Those Who Are Seeking God’s Will

This week I will speak in commencement exercises in a couple of states. I love these special meetings and it is an honor to be...

Our June Itinerary and Ministry Update

School is out and summer is upon us! These have been exceptionally busy weeks of travel and ministry. So many of you are praying for...
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His Name Is Not A Swear Word!

Have you noticed it? I heard it sitting in a restaurant last week. It was muttered by someone who passed me in an airport recently....
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A Goodly Heritage

  It all started in the mountain state so near to my own heart. Anna Jarvis began to send carnations to her local church in...

The Best Thing In Your Town

As I travel week after week it is always fascinating to see the buildings and attractions that make each area unique. Large cities and rural...

Dealing with Disappointment – Part 2

Have you faced any disappointment in the last week? The last 24 hours? The last 10 minutes? It is inevitable. Disappointments come. In the last...

Dealing with Disappointment – Part I

We all have them. Disappointments are a part of life in an imperfect world. Every day we face the possibility of disappointment with circumstances, people,...