In all that swirls around us today, from top headline news stories to the day to day struggles, I'm aware, more than ever - we're in a battle in this life. We face an active enemy every single day that we're here breathing air. We may not see it, we might forget, it's easy to lose focus, and get distracted on all that doesn't really matter. But the truth is, spiritual forces are still at … [Read more...] about Exposing the Schemes of the Enemy: 6 Ways to Protect Yourself
The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, no matter what we face today, what we've been through, or what uncertainties tomorrow may hold, Christ is our Hope. He conquered death, He makes all things new. He has risen! He has risen indeed! He breathes new life, so that we can live…free. You can try to bury Power, but it won't stay there. You can try to bury Truth, but it is not … [Read more...] about 25 Resurrection Scriptures to Celebrate: He Has Risen!
Throughout the Bible and ancient practices, ashes have often been the symbol of deep repentance and grief. As the days of Lent begin each year, we see all around us the visual reminders of ashes on foreheads, and we are reminded of this one Truth, “…for dust you are and to dust you will return." Gen. 3:19 Not exactly a nice, happy thought to get your day going. But at certain times, the … [Read more...] about God Can Bring Beauty from Ashes: He Will Not Waste Our Pain
“Mom, did Jesus feel pain?” I could see my son deep in thought, trying to process it all in his young mind, how anyone could, or would, endure such hurt – such intense suffering – on our behalf. “I mean I know He died for us, on the cross, but did God protect Him from feeling the pain?” His question was one that many of us have probably wondered ourselves. I wanted to say yes. I wanted … [Read more...] about “Mom, Did Jesus Feel Pain?” Thoughts from a Mom’s Heart on Suffering and the Cross
Some days get hard. We feel exhausted. Worn. Tired of fighting. About ready to give up. Feeling like we can't go on. Struggling through defeat. The enemy seems to be hot on our trail. And we wonder if we've been left on our own. For those who are battle-weary, His Truth over us for this day… We're not alone. Not ever. God won't let go, though we may struggle with the lies that He's left us … [Read more...] about For the Battle-Weary: A Prayer and Reminders of Hope
It crashed to the floor, breaking into an explosion of pieces. Beyond repair. My favorite mug, now being swept into the trash. “Should have been more careful,” I mumbled to myself. In the midst of the hurried cleaning frenzy, I’d lost my grip. So telling of real life. “Just glue it back Mom,” my kids said. But it would never be the same. The damage was done. Broken things. Very familiar to a … [Read more...] about Finding Beauty in Brokenness: Christ Came to Heal and Redeem