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…

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...

Making Your Life Count

Winter is a strange time in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Snow one hour...sunshine the next.  This morning I awoke to see a thick, freezing fog.  The Lord...

What’s Your Story?

Everybody has one.  A story that is.  My story is not yours and yours is not mine.  The details vary - except for one thing....

Social Media and the Great Commission

Social media is here to stay.  Over 2 billion people actively use the internet and it is estimated that more than 69% of them now...

The Luggage of Life

It is my privilege to do a great deal of travel.  Through the years I have learned it is best to travel light.  Luggage slows...

Our Theme for 2013

Today has been a wonderful Lord's day - the last Sunday of the year.  Some Sunday will be our last Sunday on earth.  The dawn...

Making Christmas Gifts More Meaningful

Shiny packages and suspense are part of the excitement at Christmas.  Fascinating, isn't it?  We spend weeks buying the gifts (or one crazy day if...

The End of the World

The Mayans were wrong.  Today was not the end of the world.  At least if it was, it has not yet arrived in Knoxville, Tennessee....

Just for Men

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”  1 Corinthians 16:13 In a day of effeminate men I am more...

Lessons My Children Are Teaching Me

Children are often the best teachers..."out of the mouth of babes."  Tammy and I want to teach our kids everything we possibly can, but I...

Thank God for Teachers

Today I had the opportunity to be with a group of the elementary children in our Academy.  What formative years!  As I watched the wonderful...

My Thoughts on the In-Laws

I am sitting in Michigan this morning listening to the wind howl outside.  Eighteen years ago I started making regular trips to the great white...

Pray for Your Pastor

It was a great privilege to grow up in a pastor’s home.  My dad has pastored the same church for over two decades.  My grandfather...

The Forgotten Ministry

In recent weeks the Lord has been dealing with me about so many weaknesses in my own prayer life.  One of the most glaring has...

Forward On The Journey!

Walking with God is a life long journey.  I am very grateful that along the way there are people who come along side to encourage...

Help! I Have A Teenager?!?

This past Sunday our oldest daughter, Morgan, turned thirteen.  Is that possible?  Where have the years gone?  Tammy and I are very grateful to God...

Having Good Days in the Midst of Evil Days

One of the great privileges of serving at Crown College through the years has been the opportunity to hear so many wonderful Bible messages.  Pastor...

What Did He Do the Day After the Victory?

It is often after victories that the greater defeat comes.  We win.  We rejoice.  We let down our guard.  The problem is that Satan never...