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 piece of armor that is listed:  the belt of truth, …

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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 word “live” in place of …

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Light versus Darkness

My husband and I, along with our children, lived in Holland for four years, doing ministry with Dutch-Indonesian people.  We had only been in Holland for seven months when our third son, Teddy, was born.  During our first summer in Holland, we took a trip to Austria as a short get-away.  The country is so …

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No Missing Pieces

One of the things some people like to do, especially during this time of social distancing and isolation, is to put together jigsaw puzzles.  There is nothing more frustrating that to get the whole puzzle put together and find that there is a piece missing – especially if you are a perfectionist.  Some of the …

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Humble Yourself

Have you ever met a person who obviously had an exalted opinion of themselves?  How did it make you feel? I can remember one such occasion in my life.  A couple was trying to get us involved in a commercial endeavor.  They came to our home and spent the night.  I felt that they were …

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I will not be shaken

Psalm 16:8: “I know the Lord is always with me, I will not be shaken.” NLT There are many places in Scripture that give encouragement in the face of difficulties or difficult times.  The Psalms are full of encouragement while acknowledging difficult times.  David often bemoaned his trials, the people who were trying to take …

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