The Armor of God

Send to Kindle In Ephesians 6, Paul tells us that we must be prepared to do battle against evil. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground” (6:13). Included in his list of armor and weapons is the word […]

The Unseen Battle

Send to Kindle We knew there would be battles. In fact, it was one of the first things we talked about as we gathered together that first week. There were seven of us on a committee to search for a new pastor. Our church had been through the wringer and we needed to find a […]

Truth That Sets You Free

Send to Kindle “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) Have you ever heard the phrase, “the truth shall set you free”? It’s a phrase we’ve heard […]

When it Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas

Send to Kindle “Mom, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas.” My son said this one evening as I made dinner in the kitchen. The sound of Christmas music played from the small speaker on the counter beside me. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, we don’t have our Advent Box or Christmas tree” he […]

The Real Joy of Christmas

Send to Kindle Lights sparkle in the night sky. Prettily wrapped packages lie under the tree. Familiar scents fill our homes from homemade treats and confections. We hear the sounds of bells and familiar carols. Excited children count down the days until the 25th. Christmas is on its way. When most people think of Christmas, […]

What Forgiveness is Not

Send to Kindle “But he hit me first!” complained my son when I told him to apologize to his brother. I instructed his brother to do the same. After apologizing, they moved on and continued playing together as though nothing had happened. If only it were that easy for us. When someone hurts us, forgiveness […]

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