How do we battle the enemy? And who is the true enemy? When I was growing up, hearing anything related to satan and his demons scared the bejeebers out of me. I didn’t want to think about him, let alone say his name out loud for fear of attracting a hellacious attack. After college, I… Read more »
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How do we handle painful situations? Too often we seek the Holy Spirit’s comfort, even as we embrace the enemy’s lies. Letting the enemy lie and steal, while waiting for God to swoop in and rescue us from our situations. But God’s already shown a light on our path: We have to reject the lies (2 Cor. 10:5)…. Read more »
What does freedom look like? I watched a friend get free today. The enemy had her believing lies. About her parenting. About her child. About the future. How often do we fall in the trap of believing the reality the enemy is feeding our minds?
It was one of those days. Nothing bad had really happened, just some minor growing pains between me and my daughter. But it wasn’t fun and I hate feeling disconnected from the people I love. Unfortunately, that comes with teen territory—–their transition from childhood to adulthood with parents trying to hang on and let go at… Read more »
What keeps us from intimacy with God? What keeps us from flowing in His power and kicking the enemy’s hind end out of our lives? I wonder if there are some basic questions we need settled before we can move forward with Him. Here are three that either weaken or strengthen the foundation of our… Read more »
Six years ago we acquired a playful, sandstone-colored ball of inquisitiveness. He’s an indoor cat, a stance I took after our last indoor/outdoor cat had an unfortunate run-in with a passing car. Initially, Hudson wasn’t reconciled to this state of affairs. And after a few tentative ventures onto the front porch (when we failed to shut… Read more »
What battle are you fighting? With yourself? Are you beating yourself up over your bad choices, your forgetfulness, your lack of measuring up? Or with others? Their stupidity, insensitivity and thoughtlessness or just because they lack kindness toward us?
The Serpent. For humanity, that’s where it started. The word says the serpent was more crafty that any beast of the field (Gen. 3:1). That hasn’t changed. We still have the same adversary who schemes and crafts plans against us (Eph. 6:11). The junk he plants into our lives isn’t random, but rather, purposeful. Destructive…. Read more »