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::Devotional:: ‘Bitterness Is In The Eye Of The Beholder’

January 12, 2011

Satan’s crafty.  There’s no two ways about that.  He’s always trying to convince me that I’m “owed” something; that I deserve something.  Many times he points out what I’m owed that others haven’t given.  Does he do that to anyone else? Read more…

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::Devotional:: ‘Created In His Image’

January 10, 2011

In the past week, my entire world has changed as my wife Leigh Ann and I welcomed our son Maverick into this world on January 2nd at exactly 8:00 am.  I’ve spent the past few days in constant awe of everything he does, even down to his sneezes and dirty diapers.  Just to think that God enabled my wife and I to contribute to the creation of such a beautiful little boy is enough to keep me pondering for years and years.  Every intricate detail of my son’s development over the past nine months was completely controlled by God himself.  He literally created Maverick and the Bible says He did so in his own image. Read more…

::Devotional:: ‘Happy 2011’

December 31, 2010

I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to everyone who stops by and visits here at The Journey.  My purpose in blogging has never been to wow or impress anyone, but simply to share my journey as a believer with others.  My prayer is that my struggles and victories are relatable to others and that in some way they can be used by the Holy Spirit to stir others in their walk with the Lord. Read more…

::Devotional:: ‘Prayer According To The Word’

December 29, 2010

I’ve always struggled with consistency in prayer.  Have you?  I’m not talking about the type of prayer that is lifted up in dire times or desperate circumstances or even the type of prayer that is lifted up in a prayer service with other believers.  I’ve been able to manage those just fine.  It’s been the daily prayers that I’ve struggled with. Read more…

::Devotional:: ‘Salvation Has Come For All To See’

December 22, 2010

I guess two things have really hit me about Christmas music on the radio this year.  For one thing, they started the day after Halloween on some stations which is way too early in my opinion. Ha!  Secondly, I realized that many stations who would avoid mentioning the name Jesus are broadcasting song after song about him 24 hours a day.  Under the guise of Christmas carols, many people are unaware of the depth of the messages within the lyrics they sing.  What’s really interesting to me is that many of these carols are sung worldwide in various nations and various tongues.  God has placed the message of salvation through Jesus Christ before the whole world for people to see. Read more…

::Devotional:: ‘A Man of Conviction’

December 15, 2010

It’s interesting over the past 9 months how my thought process about many things has included a new component because I’m a father.  I’ve begun to make decisions and process thoughts based on how I would want to lead and teach my son Maverick.  All the parenting magazines talk about changes in “mommy” of the course of 9 months but this “daddy” has experienced a great deal of mental change during that time. Read more…

::Devotional:: ‘The Role of Disciplinarian’

December 13, 2010

As I prepare for fatherhood, one of the things that I’m looking forward to the least is having to discipline my son.  Training myself through God’s word this morning, the responsibilities I have as the disciplinarian in the home have been brought to my attention.  Interestingly enough, disciplining my son is not a separate role from teaching or training my son in the ways and words of the Lord.  Everything is tied in together. Read more…