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…

The Greatest Method of Bible Study

Weeks ago I received a message late one evening from a fine teenager in our youth group.  This young lady has been a great encouragement...

What About Eternity?

A friend and I were enjoying a time of fellowship together just a few days ago.  During the conversation I asked about a man who...

A Word for Young People About Parents

Like most children, when I was very young, I memorized the Ten Commandments.  The fifth commandment says, “Honour thy father and thy mother.”  It is...

Acres of Diamonds

When I was thirteen years old an elderly preacher in the mountains of West Virginia gave me a book.  It was old and dusty.  There...

Dealing with Goodbyes

Goodbyes are hard.  I was standing in a security line at an airport not long ago preparing to go through the regular process that has...

Christianity is a Crutch

Recently I was in Vancouver, British Columbia for a meeting.  On Saturday night I had a little time alone at the hotel and decided to...

Pop Culture and Pop Christianity

Pop culture has received a great deal of attention in recent years.  Television and the Internet gave it momentum and the proliferation of social media...

The Power of a Personal Letter

Recently I was sitting in my study at home when my oldest daughter came in and proudly announced, “Dad, I am about to write my...

The Changing Seasons of Life

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  At least in the fall!  I actually love all of the seasons and am blessed to live...

New Beginnings

Today we open the doors of Crown College for its 23rd year.  I remember well the day 19 years ago this week when I showed...

The Power of History

I live around history...and I love it.  Just outside my office at Crown College is a 30,000 square foot Christian Heritage Center.  For me, history...

Remembering

Just a few days ago I had the privilege of being back where I grew up in West Virginia.  It was refreshing to walk around...

My Greatest Need

Every generation requires true men of God who carry on the work of the Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit.   An entry in...

Why this Week has been So Special

Today is a day for rest and reflection after a very busy week.  We have just concluded our annual Baptist Friends Conference.  This is always...

The Gift of Sleep

God grants special gifts every day.  Little do we realize all that He provides.  One of the most wonderful gifts God gives is sleep.  We...

How to Pray for a Special Meeting

Today we begin our annual Baptist Friends Conference at Temple Baptist Church and Crown College.  Pastor Sexton and our precious people love hosting this meeting...

Don’t Quit!

Napoleon said that in every major conflict there is a ten to fifteen minute period when the battle is won or lost.  It is the...

3 Days I Never Want to Forget

Every day is a precious gift from God.  Even difficult days are reminders of God's mercy and grace.  I have enjoyed some wonderful days along...