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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Nazareth, Nazareth in the Holy Land, Where is Nazareth, Nazareth in the Bible

Nazareth  

Nazareth   “And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them…

A Tribute to My Mother

"When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I...

7 Things A Blog Has Taught Me About Writing

We were standing in a bookstore surrounded by thousands of good books when I asked the question: "How do you begin writing?"  The advice of...

Keeping Your Prayer Life Fresh

Good things can get stale.  Even our prayer life.  One of the great challenges of using a prayer list is not allowing it to become...

Portrait of a Peacemaker

In a world of strife peace is a wonderful thing.  There is a peace that is connected to truth and there is a peace that...

Conducting An Effective Youth Rally

The youth rally is not the entire youth ministry, but it is a component part. Like summer camp or Vacation Bible School it serves as...
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What to Do When You Are Tired

We all get tired. Even the Lord Jesus in His perfect humanity experienced weariness. (Read more about that here).The best of men in the greatest...

Getting More Out of This Sunday’s Sermon

Over the last few days I have been in numerous meetings where someone was preaching the Bible.  The messages were delivered by different men with...

Early Mornings

Do you love mornings?  I have never considered myself a true morning person.  In fact, I have always envied those people who seem to rise...

Thanks for Taking Time to Read

One of God's priceless gifts is friendship.  Through the years I have begun to learn the lasting value of a true friend.  This week I...

Traveling

Another trip.  I am sitting in a hotel room in Fort Worth, Texas tonight.  Tomorrow we host an Open House at Crown Southwest and begin...

Thank God for My Pastor

For the last two decades I have had the joy of being under the same faithful pastor.  Recently I spent some time reflecting on what...
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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...