Whole Minded

As I sit to type this post, I marvel that we are turning the calendar into the final quarter of this year. The retail stores are full of autumn and Christmas decorations and I find myself looking forward to special meals and times with family and friends. Whether we consciously recognize it or not, we measure all of our lives in some sort of fraction. … Continue reading Whole Minded

Our Greatest Enemy

Sin.  A word that holds many connotations, a word that comes with a lot of baggage.  This word means different things to different people, mostly having to do with your religious background. To some, when we hear the word we immediately feel self condemned and ashamed. To others, we feel as though the word is almost a taboo, like it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t … Continue reading Our Greatest Enemy

Sword of the Spirit

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Lies. I hate to break it to you, but the old saying, dating back before 1862 is, in fact, NOT true.  Honestly, I started this post in a completely different direction. It had something to do with heavy swords, skill, strategy and Gerard Butler’s beard, but it seems the Lord has something else … Continue reading Sword of the Spirit

Shield of Faith

“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6:16) When Angela asked me to write about the shield of faith and what it means to take it up even when its a struggle, I readily agreed. I wasn’t sure what to write but I was sure in the time allotted … Continue reading Shield of Faith

Helmet of Salvation and Feet in the Gospel

Picture yourself treading water in the middle of the ocean.  No land in sight—no life raft. You’re out of options. Hopeless. Helpless. Doomed.   Then out of nowhere, the sound of an approaching helicopter.  It comes and hovers overhead, and a rescuer endangers his life, lowering himself into the raging sea to lift you up…up…up to safety. Suddenly, you are rescued. Delivered.  SAVED.  Now, picture yourself drowning in the guilt of … Continue reading Helmet of Salvation and Feet in the Gospel

Kingdom Warrior

Am I the only one that was a little scared when in Sunday School, you learned about the fact you had to put on armor and fight in the Lord’s Army? You know the song, right?  I may never march in the infantryRide in the cavalryShoot the artillery. I may never fly o’er the enemy, But I’m in the Lord’s army – yes, sir!!  If you know … Continue reading Kingdom Warrior