Shield of God.

Using the pearls of His wisdom and the light of His truth to protect us in this world. Glory to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Growing up, the good old-fashioned “Amen!” was common place in our church and others.  You can imagine the scene…strong preaching and sturdy words of affirmation working together in harmony. I guess it’s more a part of me than I realize, because I catch myself wanting to “amen” things I like. For example, if I’m not careful, I’ll “amen” a menu suggestion from a server and throw them totally off. I mean, I don’t look anything like a traveling evangelist (don’t have the right hair) and everyone knows only they can pull off a proper “amen” in a public setting. With that being said, I still “amen” a lot…but I keep it to myself. 

Recently, I was continuing to work through Luke’s Gospel. As I recalled the encouraging words at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount (The Beatitudes and “Woes” on the self-serving), I could feel the attitude of…

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