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Overcoming Defensiveness (Pt. 1 of 2)

by Harold and Bette Gillogly It’s instinctive.  We all do it.  Our mates say something perfectly innocent, we take it personally and become defensive. It’s as though we feel we must protect ourselves at any cost.  In fact, that’s what “to defend” means: to protect.  The problem is that protecting has two sides, for when […]

Here We Stand

Martin Luther’s famous words as he stood before Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire – “Here I stand. I can do no other” – echo loudly for every Christian now that the US Supreme Court has ruled that homosexual marriage is a civil right. The Emperor expected…demanded…that Luther recant his belief that only […]

Ebenezers vs. Mental Monsters

by Harold and Bette Gillogly I’m stopped at a red light.  I glance in the rear view mirror.  A man in a dark blue uniform is getting out of the white car behind me and walking up to my window.  My heart drops into my stomach as I roll down the glass.  The man in […]

Respect and Love (Pt. 1 of 2)

Have you ever wondered why the Bible commands husbands to love their wives and turns around and commands wives – not to love, but to respect their husbands? (Ephesians 5:33) If you have been out and about lately you have probably heard of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs who wrote the book Love and Respect, and conducts […]

The Battle for the Mind

Look out!  Danger!  You’ve got an enemy who is ready to pounce like a lion on the hunt.  And you look mighty tasty to him.  Scripture says your enemy wants to devour you.  To eat you up!  (1 Peter 5:8) Does he want to nibble on your nose?  Does he want to nibble on your […]