God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).


Friday, October 29, 2021

Can Curses and Spells Affect a Christian?

 

Can curses and spells affect a Christian?


by Barbara Latta

Witches and devils are much-favored Halloween costumes. Thoughts about spells and curses can be more prominent during this season. Witch doctors still exist who conduct their arts with voodoo dolls. All these dark practices are powered by fear-based words.

This brings up the question, can magic arts, spells, and curses affect a Christian? 

Friday, October 22, 2021

The Great Pumpkin Shows Us 4 Ways to Protect Our Hearts From Deception

The Great Pumpkin shows us 4 ways to protect our hearts from deception

 by Barbara Latta

Poor Linus. Every year he sits shivering in the cold waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

At Christmas, Linus has some great wisdom. When asked what Christmas was all about, he recited the scriptures from the book of Luke. But when it came to Halloween, his grasp of the truth was misdirected.

What can this adorable cartoon character show us about ourselves? We can learn how easy it is to be deceived into believing a lie.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The world's attention has been on domestic abuse the last few weeks with the death of Gabby Petito. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, guest blogger Terri Webster, shares some vital information about this stain on our society. Terri is a true Titus 2 woman and has been instrumental in helping women in need and at one time started a ministry that helped women who sought a safe refuge after abuse. Her novel, Journey to the Forgotten Coast, spotlights the trauma of domestic abuse. She recently released the sequel to this story in, Island of Refuge. Read to the end of the post to find out about a giveaway for Terri's book. 

by Terri Webster

She may stand in line behind you at the grocery store. You might pass her on the street every day or work side by side at your job. She even sits next to you every week during worship at church.

Friday, October 8, 2021

What Do the Seven I AM Sayings of Jesus Mean to Us Today? (Part Two)

 

What do the seven I am sayings of Jesus mean to us today part two


by Barbara Latta

Last week we explored the deeper meaning of IAM through Jesus. His powerful words knocked His accusers to the ground in the Garden of Gethsemane when they came to arrest Him.

We dug into the application of I AM the Bread of Life, and I AM the Living Water. Now we will discover what the other I AM sayings of Jesus mean to us today in part two.

Friday, October 1, 2021

What Do the Seven I AM Sayings of Jesus Mean to Us Today? (Part One)

 


by Barbara Latta

Who would think they needed 600 men to arrest one? Only those who were intimidated by the power of the great I AM.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, the chief priests and Pharisees came to arrest Jesus and brought a crowd with them. The King James Version uses the word band. Other versions state multitude or detachment. But the word is translated from the Latin speira (Strong’s 4686) and denotes a Roman military cohort of 600 men. This shows what a threat Jesus was to the religious establishment.