{Featured} articles

Enemies of the Christian

Enemies of the Christian

  Enemies of the Christian For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
— Ephesians 6:12 Possibly you have already found that you have enemies. These are dangerous, vicious enemies who will use any method to defeat

The Hardest Thing God Ever Did

  Understanding God’s Priority Mark 2:1-12 Which is easier: to tell this paralyzed man, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to tell him, “Stand up. Take your mat and walk”? 
— Mark 2:9Let’s talk for a minute about lovebursts. You’ve witnessed sunbursts: sunlight shafting into a shad- owed forest. You’ve seen starbursts: shots of light soaring through

psalm 19:1

The Jacob Money Type: Embrace the Desire to Bring Beauty to the World

Without Jacob types, the world is just a bit drabber. You’re often looked to as one who can turn an intense situation around, or perhaps come in with a fresh and innovative perspective on how to make a project, home, or situation turn toward beauty. Others may look at the way you relate to money

Play With Fire: Surrender

I was at a point of capitulation and desperation. I lay on my bed in the quiet of my room (the room in my parents’ house that was mine in high school, and which I moved back into as an adult) and cried. This was my white flag moment, my moment of surrender. The tears

Are Your Kids Ready for Apologetics?

My children are still young, so it’s easy to spend little time thinking about teaching them apologetics. We get lost in the hustle and craziness of homework and baseball and tests and “Do I have any clean socks?”, and well, just getting dinner on the table each night is a challenge. Yet as they are

Prayer: Soul Vitamins

Use your trials and troubles to draw closer to Me. Whenever you start to feel distressed, turn that around by talking with Me. Let pain and problems remind you of your constant need for Me. Create a collection of brief prayers, such as: “Help me, Jesus. Fill me with Your Peace. Show me Your way.”

When Your Prayers Bounce Off the Ceiling: Wait on the Lord

 I was rewinding an old VHS tape to show Christian and his friends some footage from our trip to Scotland when he was two years old. “This is taking forever,” one of them said.
“Does this thing run on gas?” another asked.
I laughed at their horror of anything that takes longer than three seconds to load.

Proverbs 18:10

The Prayer of Promise Brings Provision in Jesus’ Name

Imagine the power of Jesus’ name for those who know and love Him. Certain guarantees and rewards are inherent in simply acknowledging the name of Jesus. For example, the Bible says, The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. — Proverbs 18:10 There is a covering

#blessed

My daughter died of cancer at 8 years old, and I am blessed. Excuse me? Yes, you read that right. This statement appears to be oxymoronic, to be oil and water. Delusional. After all, the loss of Daisy Love drove me to spend some serious time questioning. Why, God? Why a broken world? Why me?

Top