Let Freedom RING!

My laptop screen died.  I possessed a God-given sense to self, just failed to have the sense to “Cart and Check-out” with the correct item.  The faithful UPS driver was certainly happy when I finally hit the screen lottery!  That little chasing my tail story to say this, blogging happens when the need arises and bless it, the need arises at odd times.  Odd places.  Odd places require a lap top.  Laptop died.  My freedom to blog as before was no more.  A silly thing really; but silly, real and hindered.  My freedom and a itty-bitty ministry was hindered. My …

Freedom from Condemnation

            The Holy Spirit Frees Believers from Condemnation   Imagine yourself in prison for committing some crime and awaiting the day of your execution. Your final meal has been served and soon you will be placed on the stretcher and brought into the gas chamber. But as the final strap is being buckled, a man appears and announces he has just received a letter from the governor of the state to drop the charge against you; that you’re not to die but be freed of the charge. While living in sin and condemned to die, Christ died for you and me. Now …

Fear As A Slave Driver

My feet pounded the pavement as I considered three specific situations with which I was struggling — anger toward my children, conflict with my husband, and bitterness in a situation where something didn’t go as I had hoped. My thoughts floated to the Exodus text I had just read that morning. In a way, I had to admit, I felt enslaved by these situations. Seeking to discover guidance from the text, I asked myself, why did Pharaoh decide to oppress and enslave the Israelite people? The answer leapt from my memory. Fear. It all came down to fear. For reasons …