Jesus, Salvation, & Jihad (While We Were Sleeping Part 3)

Yesterday we got a general overview of the Islam religion.  Today, we will take a closer look at what roles Jesus, salvation, and jihad play in Islam. Jesus It is my understanding that the Islam religion considers Jesus a great prophet, but a mere man, not the son of God.  They believe he spoke as a baby, healed the sick and lame, and raised the … Continue reading Jesus, Salvation, & Jihad (While We Were Sleeping Part 3)

What is Islam Anyway? (While We Were Sleeping-Part 2)

A few weeks back I began a new series titled While We Were Sleeping.  Yes, I have left you hanging and I’m sorry.  I spent last week frantically looking for all my lost research and writing thus far.  I thought for sure God would lead me to it.  Unfortunately, it did not work out that way and I had to start all over.  I hope … Continue reading What is Islam Anyway? (While We Were Sleeping-Part 2)

While We Were Sleeping

      What does this picture say to you? Do you even recognize this place of worship? For those of you who don’t know, this is our National Cathedral, the Washington National Cathedral (Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul).  You know the Episcopal Church (both Protestant and Catholic) where presidents’ (and wives) funerals or memorial services and inauguration prayer services have been held. … Continue reading While We Were Sleeping

Beyond the Book Review: Chapter 9: Come After Me

Just when you may have thought I’d forgotten about this series…….. In Chapter 9, Mr. Idleman has us take a look at Luke 9:23: Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.  Now, when I read this passage, I normally focus on the “take up his cross” part … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Chapter 9: Come After Me

I Say a Little Prayer for You….Standing in the Gap

Sometimes the messages God gives me come from the most unexpected places. Yesterday, God laid on my heart words about prayer.  I’m not even studying on prayer, so  this seemed to come out of left field.  Today, I was surprised yet again as I was preparing for my Sunday evening class in the book of Joshua.  In the midst of battles, in the midst of utter … Continue reading I Say a Little Prayer for You….Standing in the Gap

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Devil

If you have been following my blog lately, you may have noticed a little distance, a little discouragement, maybe even a little wining.  Yes, I have been in a little funk.  I have let circumstances around me come in between me and God.  My circumstances , although a little rough right now, do not give me a reason to pout.  The only one who gains … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There Is A Devil

31 Days of Worship:Day 31:Open Up the Heavens

What a fitting way to end this series.  I hope you have enjoyed the worship and His word.  Next week things will get back to normal around here. Yes, it is Halloween, but it is just another day to praise the Lord for me. Let us worship and praise with open hearts and without abandon. Ephesins 3:20-21 (NKJ): 20 Now to Him who is able to do … Continue reading 31 Days of Worship:Day 31:Open Up the Heavens