Daily Walk Devotion

Model of Integrity

Model of Integrity

It is hard to find anyone who is a model of integrity today. You look to celebrities, athletes, and politicians and all of them tell people what they want to hear, or they are so disrespectful of those they disagree with that it is repulsive. Paul tells Titus to be a...

Not a Victim

Not a Victim

It seems like everyone is a victim today. Someone has offended them or pain has been caused because of their circumstances. Now there may be truth to these claims but what they do is diminish those who are actual victims, those who have been abused and assaulted. The...

The Path to Peace and Healing

The Path to Peace and Healing

Many religions offer promises they can’t deliver on. They encourage you to meditate so that you can find inner peace. They have you eat strict diets that are supposed to cleanse and bring healing. All of these do nothing to take away the real source of the guilt and...

Pure Intentions

Pure Intentions

My oldest daughter is getting real close to the dating age. Figuring out how to handle this does give me a bit of stress. I’m not going to be cleaning my gun if a boy comes over to take her out, but I do want to know if he has pure intentions. I have talked to her...

No Favorites

No Favorites

All of us can remember back when we were in school, to a particular student who was always the teacher's pet. The student was always doing special things for the teacher and in return, got preferential treatment. No one else in the class could stand the person. No one...

Get Up and Get Going

Get Up and Get Going

I feel so much better when I go for my morning walk. It gets my heart going, and I have so much more energy for the rest of the day — the challenge for me it to get up and get going. I can come up with a ton of excuses not to do it. I’ve found it can be the same way...

Don’t Scratch the Itch

Don’t Scratch the Itch

When you go to a doctor for an injury that requires stitches or begins to scab the last thing that they tell you as you walk out the door is to make sure you don't scratch the itch. If you do, you will create a lasting scar and may prevent the wound from healing....

Equipped for the Work

Equipped for the Work

All of us had a job that when we started, we got little to no training. We were expected to jump in even though we had no idea what we were doing. For most of us that is unsettling because we want to do a good job and not mess up. We are equipped for the work of...

Come Into the Light

Come Into the Light

My wife and I go round and round about how much light we have on in the house. She likes very little light and prefers the soft glow of a table lamp. I am the exact opposite — the more light, the better. We've been married for 22 years, and it's easy for you to figure...

Leading with Patience

Leading with Patience

Being a pastor is the best job in the world. I love doing what I do, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. Some days try my patience. If I didn’t trust in the presence of the Holy Spirit, I wouldn’t have made it this long. People will test you in ways you never imagine....

Break Free From Entanglements

Break Free From Entanglements

In the story of David and Goliath, there is a point where Saul wants David to wear his armor. It doesn’t fit, and so David takes it off and then heads off to face Goliath armed only with his slingshot. David didn’t want to be entangled with armor that didn’t fit him....

Brief Break

As you might have noticed there was no devotional posted today. That is the first time in 135 weeks. After writing 675 devotionals over that time I need a brief break. Life with four teenagers and leading a church has caught up with me. Don't worry, it will be a short...

Inscribed on His Hands

Inscribed on His Hands

When I was a kid, I used to write everything on my hands. Someone’s phone number, a note to remember, or items my mom wanted me to pick up at the store. Being a typical adolescent boy, I was never organized enough to have paper for a proper list. The problem was that...

A Spirit of Power Love and a Sound Mind

A Spirit of Power Love and a Sound Mind

Did you know that in 2017, there were 67.5 million prescriptions given out by Doctors for antidepressants? It’s growing every year. This shows you that people are struggling to deal with depression and fear. Fear and discouragement are two of Satan’s biggest weapons...

Restraining Anger

Restraining Anger

Have you ever been so angry that you wanted to punch something? You may get red the face, the veins in your neck may bulge, or you may scream, but you have reached your limit. Some people and circumstances push us to the edge of our patience, but something causes us...

Model of Integrity

Model of Integrity

It is hard to find anyone who is a model of integrity today. You look to celebrities, athletes, and politicians and all of them tell people what they want to hear, or they are so disrespectful of those they disagree with that it is repulsive. Paul tells Titus to be a...

Not a Victim

Not a Victim

It seems like everyone is a victim today. Someone has offended them or pain has been caused because of their circumstances. Now there may be truth to these claims but what they do is diminish those who are actual victims, those who have been abused and assaulted. The...

The Path to Peace and Healing

The Path to Peace and Healing

Many religions offer promises they can’t deliver on. They encourage you to meditate so that you can find inner peace. They have you eat strict diets that are supposed to cleanse and bring healing. All of these do nothing to take away the real source of the guilt and...

Pure Intentions

Pure Intentions

My oldest daughter is getting real close to the dating age. Figuring out how to handle this does give me a bit of stress. I’m not going to be cleaning my gun if a boy comes over to take her out, but I do want to know if he has pure intentions. I have talked to her...

No Favorites

No Favorites

All of us can remember back when we were in school, to a particular student who was always the teacher's pet. The student was always doing special things for the teacher and in return, got preferential treatment. No one else in the class could stand the person. No one...

Get Up and Get Going

Get Up and Get Going

I feel so much better when I go for my morning walk. It gets my heart going, and I have so much more energy for the rest of the day — the challenge for me it to get up and get going. I can come up with a ton of excuses not to do it. I’ve found it can be the same way...

Don’t Scratch the Itch

Don’t Scratch the Itch

When you go to a doctor for an injury that requires stitches or begins to scab the last thing that they tell you as you walk out the door is to make sure you don't scratch the itch. If you do, you will create a lasting scar and may prevent the wound from healing....

Equipped for the Work

Equipped for the Work

All of us had a job that when we started, we got little to no training. We were expected to jump in even though we had no idea what we were doing. For most of us that is unsettling because we want to do a good job and not mess up. We are equipped for the work of...

Come Into the Light

Come Into the Light

My wife and I go round and round about how much light we have on in the house. She likes very little light and prefers the soft glow of a table lamp. I am the exact opposite — the more light, the better. We've been married for 22 years, and it's easy for you to figure...

Leading with Patience

Leading with Patience

Being a pastor is the best job in the world. I love doing what I do, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. Some days try my patience. If I didn’t trust in the presence of the Holy Spirit, I wouldn’t have made it this long. People will test you in ways you never imagine....

Break Free From Entanglements

Break Free From Entanglements

In the story of David and Goliath, there is a point where Saul wants David to wear his armor. It doesn’t fit, and so David takes it off and then heads off to face Goliath armed only with his slingshot. David didn’t want to be entangled with armor that didn’t fit him....

Brief Break

As you might have noticed there was no devotional posted today. That is the first time in 135 weeks. After writing 675 devotionals over that time I need a brief break. Life with four teenagers and leading a church has caught up with me. Don't worry, it will be a short...

Inscribed on His Hands

Inscribed on His Hands

When I was a kid, I used to write everything on my hands. Someone’s phone number, a note to remember, or items my mom wanted me to pick up at the store. Being a typical adolescent boy, I was never organized enough to have paper for a proper list. The problem was that...

A Spirit of Power Love and a Sound Mind

A Spirit of Power Love and a Sound Mind

Did you know that in 2017, there were 67.5 million prescriptions given out by Doctors for antidepressants? It’s growing every year. This shows you that people are struggling to deal with depression and fear. Fear and discouragement are two of Satan’s biggest weapons...

Restraining Anger

Restraining Anger

Have you ever been so angry that you wanted to punch something? You may get red the face, the veins in your neck may bulge, or you may scream, but you have reached your limit. Some people and circumstances push us to the edge of our patience, but something causes us...

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