In addition to the burdens and responsibilities that are the nature of the pastorate, I have realized the need to assess the time and labor invested in producing daily devotions. With the exception of Sunday’s, I have been writing and posting daily devotions based on this year’s “Read Thru the Bible” schedule since January 1, 2019.
Because my primary obligation in ministry is foremost to the church I pastor, my goal in writing daily devotional commentary is to encourage Hillsdale to study the scriptures daily. Of course, the broader blessing for me is there are many around the world who also follow the devotions.
In my assessment, I feel a need to lessen my daily labor in writing, producing and publishing the devotions (taking on average at least 90 minutes a day) and prioritize my daily labor for studying in preparation for preaching on Sundays.
I intend to publish regular devotionals during the course of a week; however, I ask your understanding as I relax from the burden of doing so daily. I hope you will continue to follow the Bible reading schedule in the absence of my daily devotionals.
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With the heart of a shepherd,
Travis D. Smith
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