Category: Devotional


WALKING WITH GOD IN 2017

In the antediluvian chapter of humanity’s early twilight, there is no more monotonous record of names and numbers than the fifth chapter of Genesis. It is like a walk in a forest of long-lived, leafless oaks—one biographical epitaph after another—they lived and they died. Humanity had become a decaying wilderness of wickedness: “The whole earth was   …Continue Reading


The Rabbit and the Garden

“The Rabbit and the Garden” (from Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, p. 280) In the movie, Phenomenon, John Travolta’s character has done everything he can think of to keep this pesky rabbit out of his garden. He’s even put in fencing that goes three feet underground, and still everything he plants is nibbled through.   …Continue Reading


5 KEYS FOR YOUR 2016 SPIRITUAL TRAVEL GUIDE

Two things are important when you take a trip: transportation and discrimination. You must know how you are going to get there and you must determine what to take with you. If you want to ruin your trip, take too much luggage. It is the same in your Christian life. Knowing what to take and   …Continue Reading


UNITED OR UNTIED? – THE NEED FOR CHURCH UNITY

Two words, “united” and “untied,” have exactly the same letters. Transpose the middle two letters and you can go from united to being untied. The key is the position of the “i.” Unity is vital in any endeavor. In order to be successful, work, war, and wedlock all need unity among employees, soldiers, and between   …Continue Reading


When is a Door not a Door?

You’ve heard the old riddle “When is a door not a door?” Answer: “When it’s ajar.” F. W. Boreham’s answer to the riddle was different. He said a door is never a door, because it is always so much more than a door. A door is one of the most intriguing mysteries in the world   …Continue Reading


JESUS AND HANUKKAH

In 165 BC, Israel was under the control of the Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes. A cruel and ruthless dictator, he attempted to force the Jews to embrace the Greek culture of the day and cease to obey the Mosaic Law. Antiochus went so far as to desecrate the temple of Jerusalem by sacrificing pigs on   …Continue Reading


The Best of Things in the Worst of Times

Some years ago I read an author (I’ve forgotten whom, though I took some notes) who talked about doing the best of things in the worst of times from 1 Corinthians 16:8-9: “But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many   …Continue Reading


SELAH!

Luther’s ramshackle cart wobbled its way to Worms, Germany, in April of 1521. He had been summoned to appear before the Emperor and Catholic Prelates to give an account of this new “heresy” he was teaching called “justification by faith alone.” The learned Johann Eck laid out all of Luther’s writings and then asked Luther   …Continue Reading


“GET SHED OF IT!” – Hebrews 12:1 and Laying Aside Weights

I love preaching on Hebrews 12:1-3: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, and laying aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us, let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith . . .   …Continue Reading


A VISIT FROM THE GREAT SHEPHERD

In the quiet morning hours of Wednesday, August 26, the Great Shepherd visited our home and took his lamb, Sherri, to be with him. He called her by name, and she knew his voice. Leaving behind her earthly tent which she had inhabited for 57 years and 3 days, she winged her flight to heaven   …Continue Reading