BattleGround

BattleGround

‘“This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.’ Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew 3:17-4:1 NIV) Here’s a biblical pattern; battleground follows holy ground. This is because God measures our maturity, not by...
Making God’s Love Real

Making God’s Love Real

By Darlene Franklin Zero percent variance. God’s love never changes. At all. If God pelts the earth with a meteor storm of His love, it doesn’t diminish. (Psalm 36:5 MSG) We don’t have the under or detour around His love. It fills every crook of the known and the...
Reality

Reality

“And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus . . .’ And Mary said, ‘Behold the bondslave of the Lord; be it done to me according to your...
Blessed

Blessed

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10 BSB) A few years back my younger daughter, Heather, spent her Christmas break recovering from surgery to her left leg. She was...
Perfect

Perfect

“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14 NIV) My son had a hard time pronouncing “v’s” and “r’s” when he was young. He was in the fourth grade by the time he could say “very” instead of “wehwy.” At his sixth...
Persevere

Persevere

“It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.” (Act 14:22 HCSB) He had only imagined himself as a farmer. He loved the out of doors and the smell of dirt and livestock and hay. He played with toy trucks and tractors and...