Tag Archives: Freedom

It’s Time to Declare War

It’s Time to Declare War

To be prepared for war is the most effectual means of preserving peace. — George Washington Welcome My guess is that you are facing a situation right now for which you don’t have the answers. Something that is making you feel terrified, trapped, or lonely. You feel as if you are a victim of your

Declaring Independence

Adopted on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence stated that the thirteen American colonies were “Free and Independent States” and that “all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.” Our Founding Fathers acknowledged God as the source of our rights: We hold these truths to

Knowing Peace Through Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 I confess: I have lost way too much sleep worrying about things I ultimately couldn’t control. Even now, I have to deliberately choose to let go of my anxiety, turn my

We Get To Pray

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into Heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just

The Daniel Dilemma: In the World but Not of It

Truth without grace is mean. Grace without truth is meaningless. Truth and grace together are good medicine. ~ Chris Hodges Getting Started “Does it really matter what this movie is rated?” “How should I vote on issues that contradict my beliefs?” “When is it appropriate for me to bring up my faith with my coworkers

These Days Are Glory Days

Watch the Glory Days – Session 1 A Word from Max Lucado Have you ever felt beat up, outcast, disheartened, or dejected? If you have, you are in good company. The Israelites, God’s chosen people, felt like this for forty long years as they wandered in the desert. But then, after four decades of discouragement,

True Freedom: The Statue of Liberty and The Cross

The Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York Harbor As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Galatians 6:14 A gift like no other, it has become the ultimate symbol around the world for freedom and democracy. Erected in New York Harbor and

An Eviction Notice: Kicking Shame Out

Shame’s Lie: I cannot experience freedom from shame. Overcomer’s Truth: God is able to evict shame from my life. Kicking Shame Out The following list includes some of the first meaningful steps I took in my attempt to surrender my shame to God. It would be amazing if I could tell you something like, “Follow these four easy steps and

Putting Down Emotional Baggage

If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. — John 8:36 On a trip to the High Sierra mountain range in California, some-thing hit me: the pack animals that carried our gear had no way of freeing themselves from the burdens on their backs. Unable to reach their heavy loads, they depended

Freedom: Remember His Marvelous Works

Remember His marvelous works which He has done. — Psalm 105:5 On July 3, 1776, following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams reflected on that important day: The second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by

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