The Heart of a Shepherd

We often use John 10:10 as our “go-to” verse when explaining that evil comes from the devil and not from God: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  But if we read the entire … Continue reading The Heart of a Shepherd

Listen Up!

Our culture, more than ever, is demanding our attention.  Multimedia screams for our focus, commanding all five of our senses.  Our jobs, family obligations, and giant to-do lists pull at our attention every moment of the day.  People, things, and activities want our undivided attention.  They want us to listen to no one and nothing … Continue reading Listen Up!

Let Your Enemy Hear Your Voice

It was a quiet Saturday afternoon as I cuddled up with my Bible in my tiny second-story apartment living room.  Quiet, until I heard heavy footsteps outside on the porch that joined my apartment to my neighbor’s.  Two male voices proceeded to carry on an animated conversation outside my front door. Frowning, I went to … Continue reading Let Your Enemy Hear Your Voice

The Authority of Living Royalty

It may seem like we as Christians are merely humans located on a deteriorating planet.  The reality is that we’re just “sojourners and pilgrims” on this earth (I Peter 2:11).  This world is not our home or permanent residence.  In fact, our actual location in God’s eyes is a place of reigning with Him in … Continue reading The Authority of Living Royalty

What It Means to Be Living Royalty

As Christians, I believe we would all agree that God alone is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He reigns over all the earth – an earth that He alone created.  In fact, that same earth is His footstool while heaven is His throne.  He is the Supreme Royalty that every ruler and … Continue reading What It Means to Be Living Royalty