Joy Through Obedience

We try to obey these rules because we feel like we owe God something. At least this is how I felt early on in life. Growing up in a conservative household with lots of rules, I was conditioned to think more of duty than joy. I read my Bible out of duty instead of a...

A Harsh Truth (repost)

This devotional was originally published on February 24, 2017.“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”— Matthew 12:30 A person who doesn’t confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is an enemy of God and is destined for...

Trust Your Guide (repost)

This devotional was originally published on September 14, 2016.Several years ago, my wife and I were invited by one of her former students to go flying in her dad’s airplane, a small twin-engine plane that he used mainly for regional flying. So Lindsay and I...

How To Stop Sinning

The beauty of the gospel message is freedom from sin, but the reality for many is a continual daily battle not to sin. Most Christians want to stop sinning, yet their struggle continues. Some might assume the problem of sin is solely their own, but the truth is that...

Look Ahead

Several years ago, I signed up to run my first half marathon. Running a half marathon is quite an accomplishment, especially when you are 6’5” and over 200 pounds, but I needed to lose some weight and get into better shape. So, I started to do some research, talked...
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