Wage spiritual warfare

Last week, I saw Wonder Woman with my best friend. The action-packed movie was filled with adventures of Wonder Woman, Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. She leaves her home for the first time and fights in a war to end all wars, along the way discovering her full powers […]

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On a brisk Saturday walk with Tim on a street that flanks the Willamette River. I lifted my foot to take a step and suddenly recoiled. “Look! A snake in the road!” Tim said, “Where?” “Right here! See?! I pointed to a snake the same color as the street. A sort of dead snake. Okay, […]

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“Come with Me to a quiet place and get some rest” (Jesus, in Mark 6:31). When we get on overload, what’s the best response we can make to pressing demands? How do we sort out and manage our time? Here’s a tip.

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For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). In Part 1, I felt hurt and angry following a couple of conversations with a leader of a prayer group. I journaled the lies I believed were fueling my anger. Then […]

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For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2, ESV). Don’t you wish we could get rid of negativity in people? I sure do. But the truth is, every day, I interact with people who have different degrees of freedom. […]

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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs (Psalm 100:1,2). Ever have an Alexander-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day and wonder how to “flip” your day or week mid-chaos? Last week I did. Here’s how I refused the enemy’s stomp-around. I was weak with an infection for two weeks. I set up a […]

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“I know where I came from and where I am going.” (Jesus, in John 8:14, NIV) The morning Ben turned six, he sprang out of bed, breathless with joy the day would hold. Presents, new books,  cupcakes and balloons!  Was this the beginning of a new life of adventure? He raced to his bike to […]

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As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands. (Psalm 119:143, NLT) The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord . . . (Psalms 97:5, NKJV) What can you do when circumstances get out of control and stress overpowers you? Don’t you wish you could make problems […]

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Saturday afternoon Tim I trekked along the beach at drizzly Pacific City.  Two small children played in the sand before us. In stealth mode, a sneaker wave came out of nowhere and enveloped the boy and girl. She fell.  I stopped in my tracks, eyes widening. I held my breath. The children’s mother rushed to […]

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“What’s a worship ebb?” I scratched my head and asked. I opened an email that said The Warrior Class, a group of prayer warriors for Graham Cooke’s ministry with whom I have the privilege of serving, is taking a worship ebb. The idea is that in the ebb and flow of battle, you can’t always […]

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