I spent the last few days at my mother’s home caring for her pets while she was away at a family reunion. The funny thing, even though I only spent the nights there (had stuff to do yesterday) it felt as if I was gone from my own home for awhile. It’s not that my mother […]
This week, my friend Marcia Montenegro has been highlighting the need for Christian parents to be aware of the amount of occult material available in their children’s entertainment. I agree. Books, television programs,video games, and movies have been featuring occult characters and practices for decades now, but they do seem to be moving toward darker […]
"After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he […]
Do you ever feel as if nothing in your life changes?
You live in the same city. You hang onto the same job. You face the same financial or personal struggles. Perhaps you are still overcome with the same temptations (and doesn’t that get old?).
There was a time when I had five spirit guides. Over the eight years I was a medium, I went to psychic development classes, read many books on witchcraft (and other occult beliefs), and practiced Eastern meditation and visualization techniques. All of these activities served to draw me deeper into occult practice and strengthened my […]
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen". Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) Every year, during the preceding week (and throughout the celebration) of Jesus' resurrection, a spate of television programs appear touting new revelations about Jesus or the Christian faith. If you bother to watch any of them, it becomes […]
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was […]
When I was a child, celebration of Good Friday always included the dyeing and decorating of eggs. I never questioned what purpose the eggs served. They were just pretty. Coloring them was a fun activity before the penultimate event of the Easter Egg Hunt—before church on Sunday. My husband and I provided the same opportunity […]
"Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God." 1 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT) A few days ago, a British woman who lives […]