The Field Trip

There is something enchanting about getting out of the classroom and onto the streets, no matter your age. Even as an adult, I welcomed a break from reading characters and learning sentence patterns. Living internationally for 30 days had raised plenty of questions, and Rebecca’s field trips proved magical.  Whenever we were together, I peppered my Taiwanese guide with cultural …

Why We Hope

I’m concerned for our world. The weight of evil continues to rear its ugly head with deceit, fraud, and arrogance. Wickedness pops up daily like an earth-wide “whack a mole” game. God’s saints feel overwhelmed as we strike these powers of darkness through our intercession. Since the beginning of time, the plot of the evil one has been to “wear …

Wasai. Now that’s a Shield.

Today, we shift our attention to one of the most interesting and possibly surprising pieces of Spiritual Armor: the shield of faith. It is one heavy-duty item. Check out this informational video describing the Roman shield:      Now, we learned that the first three, Truth, Righteousness and the Preparation of Peace, were all standard defensive equipment. And, I have …

Refinement 101

    “…the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold…” 1 Peter 1:6-7   Residing in you is a hidden lode of faith. Your Holy Prospector knows of your value in Christ and desires to reveal these rich pockets. But first, He must bring it to the surface in order to be used.    Our faith refinement is …

Effective work

  Are you a list maker?   I am. In fact, when I am especially tired, I write things on my list just so I can cross them off. Ask my girls. They will testify of this fact.   After all, God is efficient, right? His desire is to affect the greatest amount of good in exchange for the least …