Winning the Oldest War

The longest-running war of all time is ironically not between countries or ethnic groups. There is one older and filled with more hatred, unresolved injustices, and animosity. Can you guess the two formidable opponents? As old as Adam and Eve, the battle between the sexes rages on into post-modern, post-God societies. It is clear that,…

Someone Flip the Turtle Over, Please!

Those red and yellow tulips looked sprightly, especially to a seven-year-old girl on a walk around the block. They looked so good, that I picked them from my neighbor’s yard and presented them to my aunt as a gift. Her response wasn’t what I expected. Aunty Florence promptly marched me up to the door of…

Making Your Mark in the Kingdom

They Know Something About God We Don’t “Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;’” (Isaiah 6:2-3 KJV). Seraphim means “the burning…

Five Purposes of Prophecy

In this post-modern world and sadly in the Church one of the first big hurdles to leap when speaking of the prophetic is the strong disbelief that God still uses the prophet and the prophetic message. The second hurdle is that Christians can all prophesy. Let’s take a look. The gift of prophecy is one…

Four Myths about Mentoring

I have heard younger women say frequently and regrettably that they never had an older woman to mentor them. This made me sad, and as I began to meditate on this disappointment that arose in conversation too often, one thought kept returning. Most people, not just women, have had plenty of mentors in life; but…