Section: Devotionals

Wisdom at What Price?

by Dr. R. Dean Davis
The story of the fall of man in Genesis 3 offers an amazing display of God’s grace. Eve’s first sin, motivated by her desire for self-exaltation, was the same sin that cost Lucifer his home in Heaven. Now known as Satan (see Revelation 12:9 and 20:2), he tempts Eve, disguised as … Read more »

A Bucket of Glue

by J. D. Quinn
A significant group of church members work zealously in the Lord’s harvest fields. These fortunate people enjoy a sense of purpose and find deep satisfaction in fulfilling Christ’s commission to connect with others while sharing the gospel. In contrast, many people are profoundly frustrated from lack of purpose and a seemingly meaningless life. … Read more »

Take Out the Trash!

by Hal Steenson
The loud hiss from the air brakes followed the distinct rattle of the diesel engine. A 5:00 a.m. glance at the alarm clock caused me to sit upright in bed—it was Monday morning, and that was the garbage truck!
I pulled on my trousers and sneakers as I made a mad dash for the … Read more »

Trail of Tears

“He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Quite often we run into someone who seems to have everything together—you know, the one without any problems who’s on top of the world. When asked how they’re doing, the answer is always the same, “Great! Couldn’t be any better,” and perhaps … Read more »

Taking Out The Trash

I heard the loud hiss from the air brakes and then the distinct rattle and bellowing of the diesel engine–a 5:am glance at the alarm clock caused me to sit upright in bed. It was Monday morning. It was the garbage truck! Did I take out the trash? I pulled on my trousers, my sneakers … Read more »

Thankful It’s Him and Not Me

It was not the type of Sabbath behavior that reflected Christ. As a matter of fact, it was down right embarrassing. It was Sabbath morning and an argument had broken out in our home that went from bad to worse. Satan was up to his tricks again and we had fallen for them. It had … Read more »

The Parallel

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (Matthew 6:26)
As a younger person, I never realized the joy that watching birds has brought more recently. Monitoring our bird seed supply … Read more »

I Saw the Light

Lightning flashed across the fields, followed by booming thunder. “Here we go again,” I cried as electric power to our old farmhouse went dead, plunging us into a pitch-black background. As a youth, I often held my breath in the eerie darkness as I listened for sounds of Mama fumbling … Read more »

Instrument Rated Christians

I have a friend who flies jets and is an accomplished pilot.  His accomplishments didn’t happen overnight; it took years of hard work, study, discipline and training to attain to the position he now holds.  My friend, Shawn shared his instrument rating training experience with me and I was amazed … Read more »

The Baby Bird

Here is a living object lesson indeed! We rescued a baby bird one time and began feeding him. He was in our driveway and we would have run over him when we pulled out if I had not seen him. Initially, I caught him and put him in the bushes thinking he’d be safe there … Read more »