Dear Heart of a Shepherd followers, and Hillsdale family and friends,
Greetings on this Monday morning, March 23, 2020. Please be assured of our continued prayers for both your good health and God’s blessings in these confusing times.
I plan to continue my daily devotional commentaries during this crisis and pray my effort will prove to deepen your love of the scriptures, spiritual understanding, and your faith walk with the Lord.
I will sometimes publish devotions dedicated to the current crisis; however, I want to insure that we together continue to grow deeper in our understanding of not only the Word of God, but also the God of the Word.
For that reason, I plan to continue the chronological scripture reading schedule HBC Reading Plan 2020 we began this year and I invite you to print out a copy and do the same. Since January 1, 2020, I have published nearly ninety devotional commentaries that cover Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and the Book of Job. Yesterday marked the beginning of our study of the Book of Joshua and today’s reading was the second post in that incredible book of new beginnings!
I will continue to post an abbreviated video version of each day’s devotional, but I encourage you to read the full commentary as you read your Bible.

Finally, because I am concerned that the Truth of the Scriptures will invariably clash with the “political correctness” of social media, I urge you to subscribe to”  In the right column of website is a place where you can subscribe with your email address and insure the daily devotions are sent directly to you. I cannot subscribe for you.

I close encouraging you with the words of David from Psalm 31 where we read:

Psalm 31:1a,15a – “1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust… let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness…15  My times are in thy hand…”

With the heart of a shepherd,

Travis D. Smith, Senior Pastor

Copyright 2020 – Travis D. Smith