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battle ready faith in spiritual warfare
The Marvel movies have made millions at the box office. We love superheroes and secretly wish we had their abilities! We all love to prevail against all odds! Our warfare as Christians is against an invisible enemy. We see the effect of evil every day and it seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Thankfully, our enemy’s days are...
pamphlet tribulation or rapture which oswald smith
I once believed in the pre-tribulation rapture. So did Dr. Oswald Smith, one of Canada's greatest Bible teachers. After 50 years in the ministry--while reading his Greek New Testament--Dr. Smith saw "after the Tribulation" and connected it with the Apostle Paul. He reversed his position--after 50 years--and wrote a beautiful pamphlet, "Tribulation or Rapture - Which?" They said he was senile. No, he...
Mephibosheth and David
Shame is ugly. We often try to hide our embarrassing exposure. Guilt says a mistake has been made but shame goes a step further and says we are a failure. This identity is paralyzing. In 2 Samuel 9, we see a story were grace conquers shame and mercy rejoices over judgment and undeserved favor is given. Mephibosheth had nothing to offer...
biblical traditional family
Interior designers are fascinating. They can take a boring space and bring it to life. With the right design, colors, furniture, and some insightful creativity the WOW factor can be realized. We were made for relationships. Connections add value, meaning and purpose to our lives. In our culture today, there are innumerable shades of gray in relationships. The sexual confusion...
the truth about lying
We have all experienced opening the refrigerator and meeting a foul smell. Something expired and now is becoming a "science project."  Lying can be like this. Lying is subtle but, figuratively speaking, rot leads to stench. Basset hounds have a keen sense of smell. They possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million...
leading into the beyond
Often our shortcomings are glaring and can traffic our mind way too much. We overcompensate with excuses or act in guilt motivation to do better. Looking at others we compare ourselves and often it is the mirror and speaker that defeats us from the inside out. Even though this reality has truth to it, there is another reality that...
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