The Plan

In the past, I wasn’t all that interested in poetry. Certain kinds of poetry have very strict rules (syllables, meter, rhyming) and other kinds seem to have no rules at all. I’ve read poems that were very confusing and had no discernable message.  But recently, I’ve read some truly moving and profound poems by PhyliciaContinue reading “The Plan”

Glory Beyond Compare

When I was a teenager, I thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know about the Bible. I’d grown up in the church my whole life, attending services 3-4 times a week. I could answer any Sunday School question, and I was a formidable opponent in Bible drill games. I didn’t realize untilContinue reading “Glory Beyond Compare”

Prayer- A Powerful Weapon

In my last post, we talked about the reality of spiritual warfare and how believers can fight back against Satan’s schemes. It sounds like a cliché Sunday School answer, but our main weapons in this battle are regularly reading the Bible and prayer (they become clichés for a reason!). Prayer is both an offensive andContinue reading “Prayer- A Powerful Weapon”

The Battle

Spiritual warfare is an abstract concept that goes easily unnoticed and ignored in our culture. The Bible tells us about the reality of an invisible battle raging around us, but it’s difficult to imagine what might actually be happening, and how often (if at all) it really impacts our everyday lives. The closest some ofContinue reading “The Battle”

Short Prayers Count

Prayer has always been difficult for me. For years, I struggled with feeling overwhelmed by everything in my life and in the world that I wanted to pray about. It seemed like too much. I didn’t even know where to start, so I usually just didn’t start at all. I thought that in order toContinue reading “Short Prayers Count”

Give Thanks in ALL Circumstances

If you’re like me, you may find yourself skimming over portions of Scripture without really thinking about what you’re reading. Sometimes a verse or passage becomes so familiar that it loses its significance in our minds, and we don’t deeply think about the practical application it has for us.  For instance, take 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18,Continue reading “Give Thanks in ALL Circumstances”

Book Review- Take It To Heart

Revelation.  What do you feel when you hear or see the name of the last book of the Bible? Fear? Confusion? Hesitation to read or study it? Do you mostly ignore it because you think it’s only about the end times, doubting that it has any relevance to your daily life? Or do you tryContinue reading “Book Review- Take It To Heart”

Occupation: Servant

By the time I get around to writing and posting this, it will be old news, but as you may know, the British Royal Family has been making headlines a lot. Recently I stumbled across a video of a young Meghan Markle, who was assessing messages of commercials for a social studies assignment in school.Continue reading “Occupation: Servant”

Praise the Lord- He cares!

I have never written and published a blog post in the same day before (usually it takes me weeks to write and about 2000 words to get my point across), but that’s my goal today. Short, sweet, and to-the-point!  As we all know, it’s been a tough 14 months, with lots of unexpected curve ballsContinue reading “Praise the Lord- He cares!”

Love Your Neighbor

I started this blog shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, and except for mentioning it briefly in one or two of my posts, I haven’t written about that or any of the political and social unrest that has characterized the past year. While I would be happy to discuss my personal opinions onContinue reading “Love Your Neighbor”