Good morning Summit family, It is a special privilege to be able to greet you each day because of my personal deep love for each of you. Paul began his letter to the Christians in Colossae with a greeting as well. His extended beyond “Good morning!” He went further, sharing how he continued to thank…

Good morning Summit Family! We live in a world where the art of writing letters has declined dramatically. Rather than sending handwritten letters, today we send text messages, emails and tweets. However, even when sending an email, we frequently provide a closing salutation. They are personal in nature. We close our letters in a way…

Good morning brothers and sisters, As James nears the end of his letter to Christians scattered throughout the world, he spends a great portion of the final chapter encouraging his reader to comprehend the value of fervent prayer. Hopefully, today’s Christian has also witnessed the effective prayers of the righteous. In spite of being able…

Hello Summit family! Allow me to thank Lee, Clay, Angela and Jerilyn for providing devotions the past couple of weeks. We have such an incredible staff and I know their devotions were as encouraging and challenging to you as they were to me. I looked forward every day to the wisdom God led them to…

Hello Summit Family! Is that really swimming? When my youngest was 4 yrs. old, my extended family went on vacation. My older kids could swim like a fish, and I wanted more than anything for Samantha to experience the joy of the water without fear. Little Samie had on “water wings”, and there were several…

Hello Summit Family! “Peace be the Journey” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Aren’t Grandkids great? A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit my grandson who lives in Illinois. When we first arrived, he was taking a nap. After his nap, his mom brought him out to the living room where we were waiting patiently to…

Hello Summit Family! Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” The time is now. We must continue to live in Him and put our faith in action!…

Hello Summit Family! Ouch! What is that in my eye? Matthew 7:1-5 I have a question for you.  What can cause more damage, a huge tree, or a little twig? This is not a trick question.  The answer is simple, a huge tree.  Four years ago, Amy and I moved to another house.  The previous…

Hello Summit Family! I heard author Margaret Feinberg speak at a conference. This gifted author shares the research she did about numerous “word pictures” that God uses in the Bible. She shares about time spent with a shepherd in Ireland to prepare for one of her books. Margaret shares that she and the shepherd walked…

Hello Summit Family! Ephesians 2:8 Yesterday morning during my devotional time with God the writer of the devotion I was reading made this statement, “Entering into God’s grace results in a new way of life.  If we have little evidence that we are alive in Christ, the first thing we must do is reflect on…

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