Are our good intentions warping the Gospel?
I found a raccoon in my car. I don’t know about you guys, but I have lived way too much of my life disconnected from the truth of how God delights in me. Not that he’s delighted in everything that I say and do, but he loves me so dearly that he delights in me,... Continue Reading →
If you have spent any amount of time looking around my site, (welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!!) you've probably noticed that I frequently use the term "Shieldmaiden." You might be asking questions like: what is a Shieldmaiden? What am I referring to when I use the term? Am I borrowing from a popular... Continue Reading →
I wonder how often you and I are in a situations where the Enemy keeps prodding and poking us so much that we are ready to take any sideways glance—or any lane change--as overtures of hostility. Sly whispers that people around us are encroaching our territory, taking what ought to be ours; that we must defend ourselves, defend our rights, protect ourselves, to assert ourselves or we will surely be harmed. Whispered lies that we must dominate others or we ourselves will be dominated.
The incredible truth of declaring “it is well with my soul”, is the fact that in any given moment, it very well might not be. It is easy enough to declare 'my soul is at peace' when all about us is calm and peaceful. But to speak words of power into the darkness and turmoil... Continue Reading →
It occurred to me a few years ago that as our faith deepens, so can our capacity for melancholy--it seems the two can be quite attached. I remember reading that Mother Theresa had struggled more with her faith in the last few years of her life than ever before. The idea occurred to me that the... Continue Reading →
I just love how Carolyn Custis James helps us to understand what an Ezer truly is. This is what I mean by #Shieldmaiden. This is how God made us!