Greetings “From the Heart of a Shepherd”:

My apology to readers who reside on the other side of the globe for my late posting of today’s devotional commentary.  I schedule my posts to go out at 3:00 AM EDT; however, today’s post did not (I am sure it is user error on my part).  I am amazed and humbled that so many follow my devotional posts (over 700 daily followers) and the countries of the world represented (this week alone, 48 countries, including many closed to the Gospel…Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, China, and Pakistan).

For my American readers, I close with a quote from today’s devotional commentary:

 “We are reaping the consequences of a failed social experiment, birthed in the bosom of atheism and borne by a liberal, socialist ideology that is anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-family.

My friend, we need a spiritual revival in America.  We need parents who have the backbone and fortitude to love their children enough to realize, left to themselves, they will become spiritual “bastards” in word, spirit and action (Hebrews 12:8).”


With the Heart of a Shepherd,

Pastor Travis D. Smith, Hillsdale Baptist Church

Copyright 2017 – Travis D. Smith