Be Strong

Most of my life has been about praying it safe. I started young, tucking my heart in with this nighttime entreaty: Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen. Upon waking the …

Deliver Us

One final request hangs ominously in the last verse of Matthew’s record of  the Lord’s Prayer, “deliver us from the evil one.” For if we need deliverance, that means we have been caught by an enemy. Yes, we have an enemy - the devil. He is the Father of Lies, a disrupter of peace, a twister …