Holidays

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Our Final ETJ Series of 2023

What a year we have had studying the Bible together! This month we conclude our 6th year of Enjoying the Journey podcasts, and are so very grateful for the faithful...
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New Bible App Plan!

'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. This is the time when many people decide to change or add something to their life for the coming year. The fact is,...
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Hymn History: Angels From the Realms of Glory

One of the most charming and beautiful Christmas carols is undoubtedly “Angels From the Realms of Glory.” This beloved carol has been published in over 700 hymnbooks! Few, however, know...
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GUEST POST: Jesus’ Last Gift

Enjoying the Journey has many friends in the ministry who help and encourage us along the way. John Buckner is a real student of God's Word. He has spent the last several...
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Hymn History: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

We have been thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of how some of the great hymns of our faith were written. Each synopsis has been compiled through the...
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Hymn History: Go Tell It on the Mountain

The Christmas season can be one of the most joyful and heartwarming times of the year. Families meet together, gifts are exchanged, the wonderful Christmas carols are sung. We as...
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New Series: GOD CAME.

God Came. In many ways, these two words summarize the message of the whole Bible! They encapsulate the love and mercy of our God. We could never come to Him...
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Five Ways to Be a Better Witness During the Holidays

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Hymn History: Silent Night

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night." - Luke 2:8 We have been thrilled to share a series...
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Hymn History: Count Your Blessings

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” - Psalm...
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The Spiritual Need of Every Christian On Easter

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The Star Still Shines

Did you see the star? Over the last few days there has been a great deal of talk about the rare convergence of Saturn and Jupiter in the night sky....
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Reading the Christmas Story

Dad and mom made it a practice to read the Christmas story with our family each Christmas morning. As a little boy this was a serious delay in the opening...
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Beyond Bethlehem

I do love Christmas. While there are so many enjoyable aspects to this time of year, we must never forget that, for a Christian, every holiday should be a holy...
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12 Days of Christmas!

Go ahead and sing it - you know the words! We have always had a lot of fun singing and acting out the old Christmas classic The Twelve Days of...
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An Idea for Your Christmas Cards

Have you sent out your Christmas cards yet? Through the years it has become increasingly difficult to send cards to everyone that we love and want to greet. For the...
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THE NAME

There is no name like the name of our great God! The apostles said of the name of Jesus, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none...
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Keep Giving Thanks!

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I Thank Thee, Part 2

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How To Say “Thank You”

Several years ago I had the joy of speaking to a large group of children on the subject of thanksgiving. In preparation I learned how to say thank you in...
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I Thank Thee, Part 1

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Daniel’s Thanksgiving List

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Blessing God In Babylon

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The Perfect Father

All of us who are called "dad" know that, while we want the best for our children, we do not always choose the best ourselves. There are no perfect fathers,...
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The “First” Thing Our Nation Needs

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What Can I Do for My Country?

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The Greatest Gospel Moment In A Generation

My grandpa remembered where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked. My dad remembers where he was when JFK was shot. I remember where I was when the planes hit...
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Podcast Series For Valentine’s Week

Our world has some mixed up ideas about love! The devil and the flesh always try to pervert what is perfect. Only the God who is love can teach us...
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The Luggage of Life

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First Steps

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New Growth In the New Year

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God’s Geography

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What Is Christian Worship?

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The Greatest Challenge I Have

A few days ago, it was my great joy to untangle the many strands of Christmas lights that somehow magically weave themselves into ridiculous knots during the off season. Why...
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The Spirit of Christmas

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The Miracle Continues

Around this time of year it is not uncommon to hear someone refer to "a Christmas miracle." A miracle is something that cannot be explained by natural wisdom or human...
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A Perfect Christmas Tree

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The First Christmas Message: Fear Not!

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Your Christmas Prayer List

Is your Christmas shopping list complete? Christmas card lists, grocery lists, gift lists...tis the season for written reminders! What about your Christmas prayer list? At this time of year it...
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The Paralysis of Fear

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One Emotion God Wants Changed

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The Greatest Blessing

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Your Favorite Christmas Song?

They have been playing in our home for nearly a month now... You know the ones! Songs of the season. Christmas carols. It seems the whole world begins to sing...
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God Has No Prejudice

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Four Women Evangelists

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A Gem In the Genealogy

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Principles From the First Page

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Christmas Blessings

This is my favorite season of the year! I love the time with family and friends. But the older I get the more I realize that the greatest Christmas blessings...
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Thanksgiving Meditations

Through the years I have written a number of brief articles on the subject of gratitude. From time to time we all must be reminded how good God has been...
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The Power of A Hallelujah

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Hallelujahs In the Home

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Holy Hallelujahs

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Where Hallelujah Begins

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The Hallelujah Witness

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Why Everyone Needs Some Time Away

Call it a vacation, a holiday, a sabbatical...whatever you call it, at some point everyone needs it! We were made to work and God made us to rest as well....
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Who Was Patrick?

People around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with little thought of the man for which the day is named. In fact, much of what is associated with Patrick is...
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My Wife’s Ministry

Our First Valentine’s Day, 1995 My favorite traveling companion is the one that God is allowing me to make this journey through life with. Every place is better with her....
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God Knows!

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Not a Single Day to Waste

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New Growth In The New Year

Henry Longfellow was once asked how he managed a long and happy life. He pointed to an apple tree and said, "The secret of the apple tree is that it...
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The Next Chapter

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Making and Keeping Resolutions

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Make This Week A New Beginning With God!

Today we stand on the threshold of 2019. How gracious God has been to us! If the Lord allows us to live until tomorrow, we will turn another page in...
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The God of New Beginnings

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Living When Jesus Comes

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Wise Man Lessons On the Will of God

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Bethlehem Beginnings

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The Man God Chose to Raise His Son

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Jesus’ Joy

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God Came

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The Greatest Giver

As a boy my dad taught me that there are two types of people in the world: takers and givers. Our world is full of takers, but givers are the...
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God In the Flesh, Part 2

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God In the Flesh, Part 1

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Everybody’s Verse

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I Didn’t Expect This

When I first went into evangelism a dear friend serving in a "closed country" asked if I would ever consider having a podcast. I must confess that at the time...
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The First Christmas Family Portrait

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The Hands of Jesus

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Praying For Those Who Need To Come Home This Christmas!

In our last article I wrote about the geographical and circumstantial reasons that some loved ones cannot be home for Christmas. But there is another reason. Some people may even...
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Meet the Governor

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What Shall We Call Him?

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“I’ll Be Home For Christmas…”

"I'll be home for Christmas..." Familiar words from one of the most beloved Christmas carols. There truly is something wonderful about being home at this time of year. And yet,...
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The First Christmas Story, Part 2

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The First Christmas Story, Part 1

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The Name of Jesus, Part 5

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24 Reading Recommendations For The New Year

In Thomas Jefferson's Library at the Library of Congress This week a dear pastor friend and I corresponded about helpful books to share with others. As...
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The Name of Jesus, Part 4

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The Name of Jesus, Part 3

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The Name of Jesus, Part 2

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The Name of Jesus, Part 1

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Announcing A Special Christmas Series!

Can you believe that it is December? The month ahead will be a busy one for families and church families. We must never allow our schedules to crowd out time...
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Say So!

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Who Is On Your List?

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Thanksgiving

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Grateful for What I Never Got

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Top of the List

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Thanking God for Others

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5 Suggestions For Being A Better Witness During The Holidays

Over the next six weeks believers will have more opportunities to witness than perhaps at any other time of the year. Even secular people tend to think about spiritual things...
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My Thanksgiving List In One Sentence

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The Greatest Work You Can Do Today

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Praise Opens the Door