The Dark Side of Meditation (What no one wants to talk about…)

I am finding that speaking negatively about meditation or yoga brings about a surprising amount of attack and vitriol…even from Christians. The fervor with which these practices are defended have led me to believe that the effects of meditation and yoga reach far beyond just “relaxation” and “exercise.” Could it be possible that there might…

Misunderstood Scripture in New Age/New Thought and Word of Faith

This is an EXCELLENT conversation on how New Age/New Thought/Law of Attraction and Word of Faith support their beliefs using Scripture out of context (this is not an exhaustive list)…and what those same passages mean IN CONTEXT. You may recognize many, if not all, of these verses. Have you ever used any of these verses…

New Age or Christianity? Defining Our Terms

When trying to determine if something is Christianity or New Age, we need to understand what certain words and phrases mean. I’ve noticed that Satan likes to play with language to cause confusion and frustration (we see it in the news, everyday). As Christians, we are taught to disregard Satan’s lies and focus on the…

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…

Exposing the Darkness

***Warning: This is a post on abortion with some graphic detail from my personal experience.*** If you have had an abortion, this may not be a post that you want to read. However, if abortion is a part of your story and you find yourself struggling with pain, guilt or shame, please know that God…

Walking in Tandem

*This is something that I wrote seven years ago. I thought it was completely lost due to my last blog site abruptly shutting down, without warning. Thanks to Facebook Memories, I was able to copy what I shared in 2011…and present it, here. What a precious thing the Lord did, this morning, by bringing this…

HOPE Restored

Hope is a dangerous thing to lose. We can face the hardest of circumstances – persevere through seemingly unending trials – as long as we maintain our hope. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;…

YOU are Holy

Did you know that you can be holy? for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 I’m guessing that you probably don’t feel all that holy. I know I certainly don’t. I can probably think of half a dozen ways I was unholy just this morning…and it’s only 9:30am! I…

Stand Firm

Yesterday, I talked about the temptation of Jesus and how the enemy attacks. Using the same Scripture, I would like to talk a bit about authority. Knowing who we are in Christ helps us to understand the authority we have, so that we can withstand any attack from Satan. Then Jesus was led by the…

This Is My Son

As I read through God’s Word, I love getting glimpses of the relationship between God the Father and God the Son. As I was learning more and more about who I am in Christ, God showed me something about the identity of His Son. He took me to the baptism of Jesus: Then Jesus came…