The Sword

The Sword

Ephesians 6:10-17 tells us what our spiritual armor is.  We need this armor in order to stand against the devil’s schemes.  We need spiritual armor because we are not fighting a conventional battle, but a spiritual one.  Pages and pages could be written about each...
When we all pull together

When we all pull together

The account in Mark 2:1-12 of four men getting their friend to Jesus for healing by removing the roof of a house reminded me of a children’s song we used to sing in Sunday School and at Vacation Bible Schools.  Sunday School was held at 9:45 on Sundays before the...
When we all pull together

Growing a fertile garden

When I lived on Whidbey Island, I had lots of room to grow things.  We lived on 2 ½ acres.  The only drawback was that there had never been a house on the property, so it was not cultivated.  Anything I put into the ground was new.  I wasn’t an experienced gardener; I...
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The Power of Relationship

I was born into a Christian home, the oldest of four siblings – three younger brothers.  So my Mom and I were outnumbered!!  I didn’t have a close relationship with my Dad, although he was very kind, and provided wonderfully for his family.  I didn’t miss that when I...
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Be Careful How You Walk

Ephesians 5:1-2 in the New King James Version says “Therefore be Imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Other versions of the Bible use...
The Sword

Be Imitators of God

From the time I was a baby, I have been fascinated by the piano.  One of the best baby pictures of me is of me sitting on a blanket on the lawn in front of a toy piano. When I was about 4-5 my parents would tune into a radio program (before the days of TV!!) on Sunday...