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…

On the Rise – New Age Beliefs in the Church

I’m sharing something today, that I hope will begin some conversation about where we are as the Church – as the Body of Christ. While this post addresses issues found in the western church – North America, in particular – these beliefs and practices have a global reach.  This is a video by Steven Bancarz…

Recent Changes and Future Plans

I’ve been away from both my blog, and social media, for a few months. It has been a season of change for me and my family, so a break was a necessary thing. I’m writing this as a quick update on what has been going on and to share a little about my plans for…

Poking the “Spiritual” Bear

I have started and stopped this post, what seems like a hundred times. There is so much I want to say, but I want to keep it clear and concise. I want to share what has been so heavy on my heart, but don’t want to go into too much detail, because that would actually…

Settle It

When it comes to our identity, and trusting in who we are in Christ, there are a lot of opportunities to get distracted. Opposing messages come from the enemy; the world; even our own mind. This is why it is ESSENTIAL to be in the Word – everyday. We need to know what God’s Word…

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…

What’s My Motivation?

Hi Everyone! I’m back. I didn’t post for a couple of days because I was overwhelmed and tired. I was preparing for family coming into town on top of our regular October boost in activity. As much as I had hoped to post everyday in October, I realized the pressure and stress to get a…

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…

Know Your Enemy

Day before yesterday, I talked about the baptism of Jesus and how God, Himself, declared who Jesus was and how He felt about Him. Today, I would like to talk a little bit about how Jesus’s identity was tested immediately after that declaration. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be…

For God So Loved…

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:16-17 John 3:16 is probably the most…