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…

When Young People Ask Hard Questions

Questions are opportunities to teach.  God gave explicit instructions to Israel about what to say when your children ask (Deuteronomy 6:20-25).  And ask they will!...

The Rising Death Toll

I enjoy laughter and love life.  I wish that every thought could be a happy one.  But that is not the world in which we...

Your Habits: Routine or Rut?

Just this week as I walked through an airport bookstore I saw yet another volume on the development of habits.  Indeed, every detail of life...

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations is on my Kindle.  I must confess that I have read...and stopped reading the story several times through the years....

Ebb and Flow: Dealing with Changing Tides

There are few things as refreshing to me as standing on the shore and watching the ocean waves.  I have always loved it.  In Scripture...

My Hymn for this Year

I love hymns and am grateful to be part of a church that still sings them.  Meditate on the words of songs like Charles Wesley's And...

The Power of Parents

As I sit in my study at home there are two pictures of my parents on the desk in front of me.  One is a...

Quiet!!!

Silence is a beautiful thing.  Our noisy world seems to clamor for attention more and more.  In a home with little children quiet is often...

A Message Christian Young People Desperately Need

It is my privilege to speak to young people on a regular basis.  I have to admit that they are my favorite group to preach...

A Daily Habit Everyone Should Form

All of my books have my name in them.  They are like members of the family (just ask my wife!).  In part, I put my...

Brief Thoughts on How to Make Prayer More Meaningful

The new year brings with it fresh thoughts about our devotional life.  We all need to give more time and attention to prayer.  To God....

How to Make the Most of the New Year

Another "how to" post?  Not exactly.  There will be no formula.  No equation.  No list.  No step by step instructions.  But there is a truth...

“At the Gate of the New Year”

It is Christmas, 1939, in London, England.  King George VI addresses the British Empire as he does every year at this time.  In his speech...

Dealing with “Down Time”

Down times can often be down times.  Activity, or lack of it, has a great deal of effect on our emotions.  The closing days of...

Remembering Those Who Cannot Be Home for Christmas

One of the most famous Christmas songs of all time says, "I'll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams."  Bing Crosby made it...

The Biggest Birthday Celebration in the World

We are only days away from the biggest birthday celebration in the world!  No birthday on earth has more celebration or more misunderstanding.  A recent...

Your Countenance Matters

I was walking across the parking lot.  I did not see anyone watching me and was deeply engrossed in some meaningless thought.  Then I heard...

Sarcasm is Not a Spiritual Gift!

The wisest man who ever lived wrote, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21).  Death is mentioned first because it...