Helmet of Salvation

I remember when I had our children and how I felt compelled to remind anyone holding them as infants “to support their head!” It didn’t matter if it was a grandparent or another parent holding them – the reminder just automatically rolled off of my lips. Why? To protect their brains! The human brain isContinue reading “Helmet of Salvation”

Belt of Truth

To understand the importance of a belt for a warrior in Jesus’ day, imagine that warrior dressing for war in his tunic – a loose-fitting garment. His belt not only cinched the cloth against his body, it also had fabric or leather strips hanging down from it to help protect his innermost, sensitive parts andContinue reading “Belt of Truth”

Put On Christ, Warrior!

How many times growing up were you told to “put on a happy face” or to “put on your big girl (or boy) pants and stop whining” or “put your best foot forward”? There are a multitude of mantras about putting something on that supposedly makes us or our lives better. The most worthwhile andContinue reading “Put On Christ, Warrior!”

Boot Camp 7

Responding is item #7 on My Top 10 List. After submitting, worshipping, meeting with God through His Word and prayer, listening to what He is speaking, and integrating His words and revelations into your body, soul and spirit, it is time to respond – to obey or to act. From the Old Testament: Psalm 119:34Continue reading “Boot Camp 7”

Boot Camp 6

Today’s Boot Camp message is about #6 on My Top 10 List – Integrating. This involves embracing and incorporating what the Lord reveals to you. Integrate – 1 : to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : unite. 2a : to incorporate into a larger unit. b : to unite withContinue reading “Boot Camp 6”

Free Gift With Purchase

I am a sucker for the “free gift with your purchase” selling gimmick. Seriously, I have to stop and ask myself, “Do I really need what is offered just to get the bonus items?” It is always fun to get a little something extra for your money, isn’t it? The best deal I have everContinue reading “Free Gift With Purchase”

20/20 Vision: Perfect Parent – The Father

You like to think you are ready to parent…but I have told my oldest son repeatedly that he has been our guinea pig or groundbreaker – in parenting, in coaching, and more.  He readily acknowledges that dubious role in our family.  However, no two children (or three or four or more) are alike and ourContinue reading “20/20 Vision: Perfect Parent – The Father”

Preparing for Battle

You know that life is a battle.  Scripture tells us that as well, as Jesus states: John 16:33 (NLT) I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. As much asContinue reading “Preparing for Battle”