Category Archives: Temptation

“I don’t live there anymore.”

According to some sources, it was British Labour Party politician Andrew Francis Bennett who coined the popular – and thoroughly biblical – assertion that, “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” It’s helpful to me, whenever I encounter a truly vivid and memorable word picture

Fighting My Way Toward Gratitude

Last week, my husband Warren posted a blog about “Christian Fight Clubs” that definitely carried with it a male perspective on how to battle sin. Since then, I’ve been thinking how I might follow up on his line of thinking. I guess I’d like to suggest that starting a Christian Fight Club isn’t just for

How to Wield a Shield

For readers both ancient and modern, Homer’s Illiad reaches a high point in Book VIII. Achilles has lost his shield and knows that warriors without shields meet quick death. He needs not just any shield, but a fine shield that can withstand war’s arrows and spears. Thus Achilles’ mother, Thetis, begs the blacksmith god, Hephaestus, to forge her