Mind Reset

Like revolving skyward on a spiral escalator, my thoughts ascend to the realm of the Kingdom. “First things first,” I hear upon entry, for Kingdom matters are of utmost importance here. Rather than allowing lower things to feed anxiety into my mind, I turn my restless energy toward seeking Truth above.  Breathing deeply of hope, I loiter among the promises …

What You CAN Do

Holy Father, The evil one seems to be coming out of the woodwork. All around me, I see his handiwork: rioting, theft, suicide, cancer, and failed marriages. All point to the work of the destroyer (John 10:10). We recognize his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). Diverting my thoughts with videos and social media isn’t the battle plan for Your people. You …

Stop Channeling Darkness

  What is your weightiest prayer request? What is your greatest spiritual desire? A healing? A salvation? A cash infusion?   When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He began with worship, then moved to petition. Remember what the first one was? Not food or even forgiveness but:   “Thy kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10).   John the Baptist preached it: …

Sex, Scandal, and the Simple Word “No”

Inappropriate. Vulgar. Suggestive.   No, this wasn’t a movie, a book, or a joke. It was a high school health test and I was required to take it.   The exasperation had been building for several weeks. My classmates and I knew the rumors about this teacher before walking into class the first day. Although the accusations hadn’t been proved …