Dear Heart of a Shepherd readers,

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and I have so much for which to be thankful.

I am thankful for my salvation, and for the LORD calling me to spend my life serving Him. I am thankful for the Word of God, and for the privilege I have had to preach and teach His unchanging Word for 41 years. I am thankful to have the privilege to study, write down my meditations in the Word, and then share them with hundreds who follow them everyday on

I am thankful for my family, and dear friends who have encouraged me through trials. I am thankful to Hillsdale’s church and school staff who have served faithfully through a difficult year. I am thankful to the faithful members of Hillsdale Baptist Church; you have been a part of my life and ministry for over 35 years.

God bless you dear friends, for our God is indeed faithful and we should praise and thank Him!

With the heart of a shepherd,

Pastor Travis D. Smith

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