Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden

Located behind the Fairfax County Government Center, in Fairfax, VA, is a small memorial dedicated to the women and girls forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army before, and during, World War II.  Women (some as young as fourteen) from Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Netherlands and East Timor…

Pure Joy (when you face trials of many kinds)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Say what, now? Pure joy? Trials of many kinds?! I used to hope this was a typo. I have to admit, I used to struggle with reading that I was supposed to consider it a joy to face…

Look to Christ – Not to Self

“It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ.” ~Charles Spurgeon

False Prophecies – and False Prophets – of 2020

There is so much that I want to say, concerning false prophecy and false prophets. This isn’t my first blog post on false prophets (see Some Thoughts on the Effects of COVID-19 and False Prophets). And it will, most likely, not be my last. In this post, I would like to keep my words to…

Discernment Unfolding

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Ephesians 5:11 I would like to take this opportunity to inform those who have so graciously followed my blog that I have, recently, made some changes – to include a name change! *While the blog name has changed, the web address will…

What (Truly) Threatens Democracy?

Let me begin by saying: I denounce violence. But, let’s say, a couple has been married for four years. (A man and a woman, for clarity’s sake.) For those four years, the man abuses the woman. It starts with verbal abuse, but then escalates with him forbidding her to visit any friends or family. Isolated,…

Censorship Eventually Comes For Us All…

I’ve tried to steer clear of talking politics, partly because I still believe that people are fully capable of taking in information, and then drawing their own conclusions (and have the right to do so). And partly because I don’t enjoy being bullied. But I would like to share a video about the recent #walkaway…

Let Me Entertain You…

“A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.” -Charles H. Spurgeon ————————————————— If you had just one opportunity to share the Gospel with an unsaved, or unchurched,* friend or family member, would you take them to a program like any of these? Christmas and…

Cultural Marxism and the Church

There is a dangerous, unbiblical ideology that has been making its way into the Church. It may sound noble on the surface, but it will never allow us to address the true pain, brokenness, division, and sin in which we find ourselves. My heart grieves. I so long for healing and reconciliation. But healing and…

Some Thoughts on the Effects of COVID-19 (and False Prophets)

Thoughts, ramblings… whatever you would like to call them. I wasn’t really planning to post much of anything after sharing my last post, but wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts on some of the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  What a strange moment in time in which we find ourselves. Just…

Down Spiritual Rabbit Holes (Resource List)

…for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Ephesians 5:8-11 ESV I have compiled a list of…

Why I No Longer Listen To Bethel Music

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. – Martin Luther If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music….