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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Nazareth, Nazareth in the Holy Land, Where is Nazareth, Nazareth in the Bible

Nazareth  

Nazareth   “And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them…

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....
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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 control...

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...

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...