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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Choosing the right way, making decisions, choices, God's will, finding God's will

Making Decisions and Finding Direction

The Right Way: Making Decisions and Finding Direction for Life’s Journey Life is full of decisions. As a young man, I assumed that by a certain age, I would have made all of the big decisions, but I am learning that important choices must be made at every stage of life. There are junctures all…

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...
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7 Things to Pray for Your Pastor

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...

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...
Young People Ask Hard Questions

What to Do When You Have Questions

What to Do When You Have Questions Questions are opportunities to teach. God gave explicit instructions to Israel about what to say when your children...

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...