The painting above, entitled Aaron and Hur Help Hold Moses’ Arms, was created by Karl Wagner and can be found at http://www.fineartamerica.com. This painting captures the moment recorded in Exodus 17:8-14, where the Israelites prevailed in their war against the Amalekires only while Moses held up his arms in intercessory prayer. As you can […]Read more "“Aaron and Hur” Painting and the Importance of Prayer Cover"
“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you…may He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose… Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:1, […]Read more "Response to Local Church Bombings"
“There drew he forth the brand Excalibur, And o’er him, drawing it, the winter moon, Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt: For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks, Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work Of subtlest jewellery.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson – Morte d’Arthur […]Read more "X: Excalibur and the Greatest Weapon of All"
“Years ago, the dark armies of the north waged their first attack on the Dahlian Isle and entire armies answered the call to arms!” Christian shouted for all to hear, his words bringing nods of assent from the hundreds who had gathered in King’s Valley. He sat atop a muscled steed, his full armor […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Battle Cry”"
“But today I am freeing you from the chains on your wrists.” Jeremiah 40:4 Sometimes we become so familiar with declaring the name of Jesus in times of prayer and worship that we forget what power lies in this name. And every once in a while, He’ll allow us to be part […]Read more "Breaking Chains"
Razor-sharp talons sliced into Jehon’s flesh as the enraged Dragon clutched him in its massive fist. Its steel muscles rippled angrily beneath its cool, leathered skin, and Jehon found it impossible to breathe within its deadly grip. By some miracle, he had managed to hold on to his sword as the claws bit […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Dragon’s Prey”"
My face was drenched in sweat as I raced down the long, black corridor. Shivering with fear, I pounded on the iron doors with clammy fists. “Somebody help me!” I shrieked. He was coming for me. Mr. Black had seduced me with his devilish smile, inviting me to his estate for a “good […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – Dark Regret"
As we once again find ourselves marching toward Veteran’s Day, I’ve dusted off the CD cover of one of my favorite film scores of all time. Randy Edelman’s Gettysburg is an absolute masterpiece. Not only does Edelman capture the history of the time by using period instruments such as banjos and fifes, but […]Read more "Film Score Review – “Gettysburg”"
“I’m fighting every day,” recording artist Mandisa said in an interview with MLive.com. “It’s an every-day, one-decision, one-temptation at a time battle I’m fighting.” This reality inspired Mandisa to record a song entitled Overcomer, which has soared to the top of Christian music charts. This contemporary song serves as an upbeat reminder […]Read more "You’re an Overcomer – Now Live Like It!"
During my first mission trip to China, my team watched Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for a much needed time of rest (and for an opportunity to just hear English being spoken for a while). We’d been overseas for about four weeks, physical and spiritual exhaustion was beginning to set in, […]Read more "“The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” as an Illustration of Spiritual Warfare"