Get Up and Fight

Get Up and Fight

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the...
I Slept, But My Heart Was Awake

I Slept, But My Heart Was Awake

I got up for a few minutes last night, as old men are prone to do, not fully awake, but no longer asleep. Somewhere in my soul a verse was floating around. I don’t know how else to describe it, but you have probably experienced it too.  In this case it was Romans...
What to Expect in the Journey

What to Expect in the Journey

According to the ancient Chinese proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The idea is that whether simple or difficult, every venture must have a starting point. If we never start, there is no hope for success.  The journey of the great...
Turn to Me with All Your Heart

Turn to Me with All Your Heart

“Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He...
Do Not Imitate Evil – 3 John 1:11

Do Not Imitate Evil – 3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. 3 John 1:11 The short letter of 3 John to his beloved friend Gaius, in part, describes the different behavior of two leaders, Diotrephes, and...