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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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Wildflowers in biblical Moab. When she came back to Bethlehem, Naomi used some Hebrew wordplay. She said that “the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.” (1:20)  The Hebrew word she used for Almighty, שַׁדַּי is very close to the word used in verse 1:1 for “the country,” שְׂדֵי. In this way, the reader understands the true origin of Naomi’s bitter dealings: the country of Moab.
Photo by John Buckner

Moab

 “Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.” Ruth 1:1  Biblical Moab, in modern Jordan, is only about twenty-five miles from…

Working through Your Weariness

This afternoon I had the privilege to spend a few minutes with some of our staff and faculty at Crown Southwest in Fort Worth, Texas....

Aquila and Priscilla: A Biblical Marriage

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Married Couples Serving God Together

My wife and I just returned from our annual couples' retreat. We had the joy of spending some extra time with my favorite couple: my...

Resources Just for Youth Workers

Today we had the privilege to host a number of youth directors on our campus at Crown College.  In the luncheon we discussed plans to...

Why I Write In A Journal Every Day

At the end of 2008 I decided that I would try to begin writing in a journal each day.  I am sitting in my study...

8 Words That Have Helped Me Get More Done

We all have 1,440 minutes in a day.  Try as you might, it is impossible to add time!  It is possible, however, to make a...

My Favorite Prayer Quotes

Today the Lord spoke to my heart again concerning the matter of prayer.  When I think of prayer I think: what a great privilege!  Then...

Advice for High School Seniors

The senior year of high school can be both frightening and exciting. I love talking and praying with young people at this stage in life....

A Remedy for Every Fear

Google the word phobia.  Fear has reached epidemic proportions.  Millions of Americans live in fear every day.  Worse, many believers have become content with allowing fear to...

Tips for Those Who Teach Teens

One of the great joys of my life is the privilege to speak to young people.  Recently I was listening to one of our youth...

The Urgency of Youth

My favorite group of people to speak to is young people.  There is something special about their energy, their authenticity.  Some time back I was...

Lessons God Is Teaching Me about My Family – Part 2

Home is the greatest classroom on earth...and not just for the children.  Every day there is more to learn, and our failures serve to remind...

Lessons God Is Teaching Me about My Family – Part 1

The kids are growing up so quickly.  At the same time I feel like I am getting old so quickly!  Life moves along at a...

Thoughts on the Home-going of My Uncle

Family is a very precious thing.  I have been blessed with a wonderful heritage that I hope, by God's grace, to pass on to my...

A Faithful Man

On this Father's Day my heart is full of gratitude for my dad.  He has always been my best friend, but he is also the best...

For Married Couples

Marriage is a joy, but it takes work to have a truly Christian home.  The "oneness" which Jesus intended between a husband and wife must...

Discipline Makes the Difference

Through the years that I have been privileged to work in a Bible college I have met so many extremely talented, capable young people.  And...

Teens for Christ

One of the greatest privileges of my life has been the opportunity to work with young people. Youth ministry is not a stepping stone to...