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”

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”

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”

Opinionated… or Foolish?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been outspoken. I find it very difficult to hold back my opinions, especially when there is a situation where something seems unfair, people are mocking or making fun of others, or someone has a certain perspective on things that doesn’t jive with how I see it. When I wasContinue reading “Opinionated… or Foolish?”