Putting on the Armor of God

Putting on the Armor of God

  Lord Jesus, We realize that we are in a battle. The battle, however, isn’t “against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness” (Ephesians 6:12). Forgive us for the countless times that...
Practicing Piety

Practicing Piety

Jesus chastised the scribes and Pharisees for practicing piety, falsely. “You are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you...
Afternoon Phone Call

Afternoon Phone Call

A phone call from our youngest son in the middle of the afternoon was my first clue that something in his life was amiss. His words “Mom, are you doing anything important?” was my second clue. A pit formed in my stomach, as questions swirled in my brain. Why was our...
Praying for Teens

Praying for Teens

Teens Struggle to Belong Teenager are desperate to belong somewhere. Anywhere. Unfortunately, this need often points them in the wrong direction. They start innocently enough, walking awkwardly along the fringe, trying to keep in step with a group of wayward peers....

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