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How to Keep from Being Duped by the Devil

I suppose nothing breaks my heart more than watching someone I love and care about being duped by the devil. In a close second, I hate hearing about someone who has previously been effective for the Kingdom of God having their life infiltrated by the enemy, rendering them ineffective and even destructive to the Kingdom. Recently, as I expressed to… Read More

If You Need Courage

By the time I saw my dad lying in the hospital bed, hooked up to his IV, he appeared calm and ready for his second knee surgery. He was laughing with the nurse who was taking his vitals, and telling her he planned to be playing golf again in three weeks…as he did following his first knee surgery. But later,… Read More

When You Think You Might be Broken

I had routine blood tests run yesterday. This morning I received a phone call from my physician’s office informing me that I needed to schedule a follow-up appointment with the doctor to review the results. What? Immediately, I felt broken. I asked the receptionist if she could tell me which numbers were off. She did…and I felt even more broken. One of… Read More

When It’s Difficult to Engage with God

I set my coffee mug down on the table in front of me and reached for my Bible. Finding the frayed brown ribbon that “marks the spot,” I located the place in Psalms where I had last finished reading. I fastened my eyes on Psalm 27 and forced the ancient words into focus. But halfway through the chapter I realized I… Read More