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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Kind People in a Mean World

There once was a school that had but one rule. (Oh, what a wonderful place that would be!) It is now known as Washington and...
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Joy in the Midst of Conflict

Lester Roloff used to sing an old gospel song that said, "It's a battlefield brother, not a recreation room. It's a fight and not a...

Why I Believe In Saying, “Amen!”

Amen.  It is usually the last word. It is the last word in the model prayer.  It is the last word of the Bible.  It...

When It Is Time to Go

Recently I wrote a post on the discipline and joys of staying where God put you.  Like the Psalmist David we sometimes feel like we...

Stay.

It is often easier to leave.  Problems come and we think that is our cue to go.  Our transient world tends to promote this idea....

We Don’t Need A Hero!

On Friday, January 24, 2014 the USA Today ran an article on a Texas politician.  It opened with these words: "We don't need a hero."...

3 Dangers of Technology Overload and What to Do About It

Look around you.  Heads are bowed.  People are quiet.  No, they are not praying.  They are all looking at the device in their hands! The...

The Influence of a Good Friend

The wisest man who ever lived teaches us that "he that walketh with wise men shall be wise" (Proverbs 13:20). Friends have tremendous influence. For...

Living in the Present

Two of life's greatest enemies are the past and the future.  I cannot change yesterday.  I do not yet have tomorrow.  And if I am...

Handling Criticism

I like to be liked.  So do you!  There is a great danger in seeking to please men - desiring to gain their compliments and...

7 Things to Pray for Your Pastor

Everyone expects the pastor to pray for his people.  But pastors need prayer too. In fact, they need much prayer. Their responsibility is great. Satan's...

Pass It On

Have you ever wondered why God blesses any of us?  One thing is sure.  It is not because we deserve it.  All of His blessings...

Making the Most of the Mornings

I am not a morning person.  The older I get I am not a night person either!  That being said, I have come to realize...

A Victory! Now What?

Some of life's greatest defeats come after great victories. Call it a lack of vigilance, a false sense of your own strength. There are many...

A Word for Christians about President’s Day

President's Day should be a reminder to pray.  To pray for our president and for our nation.  It is easy to complain.  It takes no...

The Years Are Passing Too Quickly

I know, I know - I sound like an old man.  Suddenly all of the things I heard the "old people" say years ago are...

Praying the Proverbs

Many years ago someone suggested to me that I make a practice of reading a passage in the book of Proverbs every day.  It is...

My First Sermon and What I am Now Learning From It

On a Thursday night in July of 1989 God made clear to me that He wanted me to be a preacher.  I was 12 years...