Monthly Archives: June 2014

Schemes: Under-used Power

What do you do when discouragement can’t be escaped, despair can’t be shaken, loneliness can’t be overcome, bitterness is inescapable, and next step is uncertain? What do you do when you feel trapped in cycle of counter-productive behavior? When life … Continue reading

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Schemes: The Sword

Sometimes we have an experience that forms our ongoing opinion about an event. One bad experience can create a mistrust that carries over through the rest of our lives. Spiritually, we can also have experiences that cause us to form … Continue reading

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Schemes: Defensive Armor

We make calculations all the time about risk and vulnerability. I’m not going that far, so I don’t need a bike helmet. It’s cold, but I won’t be out long and won’t wear a coat. We assess the situations we … Continue reading

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Schemes: The Vulnerable Places

Most people are careful to secure their house before they leave it. We close the windows, lock the doors and alarm security systems. If you knew for certain that someone was coming to your house this week to steal or … Continue reading

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Schemes: The Adversary

When it comes to discussing unseen spiritual forces and the idea of Satan and demons, people are all over the place in their beliefs. Some are fascinated with concept and some are in disbelief. Others have experienced spiritual warfare and … Continue reading

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