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Higgaion: A Note We All Need

Unlike my wife, I do not read music. Though the notes on the page mean little to me, I know a good note or a bad note when I hear...
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5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Bible Reading

Would you like to get more out of your daily Bible reading? We all find ourselves at times going through the motions but missing the meaning. Routines very easily become...
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Stop (Just) Reading the Bible!

Yes, that's what I said. Stop it. Stop reading the Bible. It is not that the Bible should not be read, rather, it is that too often we substitute Bible...
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What Will Change In Your Life When This Is Over?

Did you know that the word "quarantine" actually comes from an Italian word that has biblical roots? It means 40 days - a reference to the 40 days of purification...
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Our Next Bible Study Series

It is a joy to study God's Word and a privilege to share it with others. More and more people are joining our daily Enjoying The Journey episodes and we...
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The Next Step On Our Journey

A dear man asked me the other day where we were going next in our "Enjoying the Journey" Bible study. It is a pleasure to walk through Scripture together and...
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My 90 Day Adventure

Bible reading schedules have not been a great help to me. While I can appreciate the discipline they develop, for me they often became a distraction, a duty, a drudgery....
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Birthday Meditations

Birthday celebrations are special, especially when you get to enjoy them with family. The older I get the more my celebrations turn to meditations. (They tell me that reflection is...
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Improving Your Devotional Life

Just today over lunch the topic of the devotional life came up. Let's be honest. We all struggle with it. Not just consistency, but truly having a meaningful time with...
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A Story That Changed The Way I Look At The Bible

Below is one of the longest posts I have ever made and yet it will be one of the most enjoyable reads. As a college student, learning to learn, I...
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A Devotional Truth for the Evening

Every close to the day is a reminder that God has not failed or forsaken us. Weariness should remind us that His strength was sufficient. Memories should remind us that...
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A Scripture for 2018

Many of us have made definite commitments to give renewed attention to God's Word in the new year. For me, that means something different every year. I try not to...
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How to Study the Psalms

REDISCOVER THE PSALMS So many people are looking for a Bible plan or devotional help. Some are looking for a place to get started. Others are looking for a place...
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The Most Important Work I Have to Do Every Day

If your days are like mine they often resemble a whirlwind of people and tasks.  Correspondence.  Problems.  Phone calls.  Appointments.  Projects.  Meetings.  Decisions.  Life can become very crowded at times!...
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Our Daily Bread

This week a fine young man sent me a message asking how to keep his mind fixed on Christ while surrounded by so many distractions.  It is not an easy...
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Early Mornings

Do you love mornings?  I have never considered myself a true morning person.  In fact, I have always envied those people who seem to rise cheerfully "a great while before...
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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 technological advances of the last...
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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 the power of the morning...
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Quiet!!!

Silence is a beautiful thing.  Our noisy world seems to clamor for attention more and more.  In a home with little children quiet is often at a premium.  When our...
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An Encouraging Word for Preachers: Preaching out of the Overflow

A fine young man was driving me to the airport in another state recently.  We had a pleasant conversation about many things.  He is soon to be married and has...
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Dealing with the “Noise” of Life

Ours is a noisy world. Growing up in the country there were certain noises you grew accustomed to. Crickets chirping at night. Birds singing in the trees. The sound of...
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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 to me and my wife....