Category Archives: Spiritual Warfare

War Room: Hope or Hype?

Dear friends,So the War Room movie hit #1 status in the box offices, and that’s pretty amazing for an overtly Christian film. Immediately, my Facebook feed filled with glowing endorsements from my friends. “This movie is awesome! You must go … Continue reading

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Bonding and Bondage in Abusive Relationships

In case you’re wondering why you can’t “just get over it” from a painfully abusive or damaging or destructive relationship: Trauma bonding makes any relationship harder to end, harder to heal, harder to find freedom from through forgiveness, than the … Continue reading

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O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Strength in Hymn)

O God, Our Help in Ages Past by Isaac Watts O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home. Under the shadow of thy throne, still … Continue reading

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Abuse Thrives in a Culture of Shame and Silence (Advocating for the Vulnerable #9)

Dear friends, I sit at my computer and I don’t know quite what to say. But this… ABUSE THRIVES IN A CULTURE OF SHAME AND SILENCE. Oh, there is more.  I’ll wing it as I go.  My heart overflows with … Continue reading

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All Saint’s Day and Quotes on Prayer

My Little Explorer(Will she be a jungle missionary someday?) Happy All Saints Day, my friends! I ate leftovers for breakfast — leftover Reese’s peanut butter cups, M & M’s, Kit-Kats, Snickers…  Yes, we are recovering from a Halloween-induced sugar rush … Continue reading

Posted in Grace, Jesus, Kindness, Melody Moments, Project 52, Quotes, Spiritual Warfare, Vintage, Weariness | 6 Comments

Gleaning Encouragement from Scriptures in Times of Disillusionment

Dear friends, I am trying to dig into the Bible more consistently and more deeply, so I wrote out a little plan of what I would study this week.  It’s not because I have to, like I am proving something … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Warfare Prayer

Dear friends, Someone I love very much sent me this prayer, which she is using to intercede for a family member who is does not yet have a living relationship with God.  She asked me to pray along with her … Continue reading

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