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Review: How Did I Get Here? By Christine Caine

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Even the most mature Christians have found themselves drifting at times. It is usually unexpectedly, after a trauma, loss, major life change, or just because they’ve become distracted by the busyness of life. In fact, I would not be surprised to find out that many did just that after what the year 2020 threw at all of us.

In “How Did I Get Here?”, Christine Caine talks about drifting and how it has even happened to her both spiritually and in the natural while out sailing with her husband. Using scripture from the book of Hebrews, she shows us how we can become anchored in Jesus once again and prevent ourselves from drifting once more.

Each page is saturated in scripture from throughout the Bible and is theologically and doctrinally sound. You will laugh, a lot. You will cry, so have the tissues ready. But most of all you will feel assured that you can feel confident in your faith and that you do not have to remain lost or be afraid of becoming lost once again.

Christine Caine takes us on an adventure while discussing topics ranging from setting your anchor in the Lord to the Great Commission and everything in between. I so badly want to tell you more, but I’m afraid of spoiling any details – and it is all so good. Truthfully, I read a lot of books and my husband teases me that I declare each one a book that he needs to read. However, this one I have told him is a must and is now in my list of Top 5 Favorites of all time. This morning I bought a copy for my daughter. I am not exaggerating, it is that good.

For a limited time, there are some freebies available if you preorder the book. Be sure to check out this link and order by the end of June 8th (that’s tomorrow!) so you don’t miss out! Again, the link is: http://bit.ly/howdidigetherebook

If you happen to read this book soon or in the future, come back and tell me what you thought of it. I’d love to discuss it with you!

ByAngie

Review: “Finding Hope” Children’s Christmas Production

It’s that time of year already! Can you believe it? Time to start making preparations for Christmas. Where did 2020 go? Hmm, maybe we shouldn’t discuss that. HA! But let’s do talk about Christmas.

If you have ever been a Children’s Ministry leader or directed a Christmas Program, you know that if you haven’t started making plans by the end of August, you may have a more difficult time keeping things organized.

A few weeks ago, Trisha Peach of Kidmin Ninja offered for me to review her upcoming release, “Finding Hope”. I was intrigued off the bat and couldn’t wait to dig in and read the script. Trisha Peach has been a Children’s Pastor for many years and has written books that I highly recommend for every Children’s Minister. (Her books contain tips that I have even used in other areas of ministry! Look for more information on her website, www.kidmin.ninja)

Finding Hope is about a little fish named Finn that runs away from home, combining the landscape of Finding Nemo with the parable of The Prodigal Son. The story covers sin, shame, grace, reconciliation, and more in a play script that is not complicated, Biblical, entertains, includes humor, and most of all: shares the Gospel message.

Intended to be an outreach, it has the potential to be just that if you set out with that as your prayer from the start. The author has provided many tools to help ease the workload from beginning to end, leaving little to be desired with checklists, forms, practice schedules, advertising suggestions, music lists, costume and prop suggestions, and more. There is even a follow-up letter template to use to reach out to those that attended the program. I also have to add, this former Media Team leader is especially impressed with the Sound/Tech/Lighting template that marks everything down to the minute.

Worried about possibly being in a Covid-19 lockdown this Christmas? That’s okay, she even has tips for how to still hold your Christmas Program online and how to host a distance production online. Trisha Peach has thought of everything! This production can also accommodate a small or large church with a few minor adjustments, whether in person or online.

If you are looking for a Christmas production for your Children’s Ministry that shares the Gospel, is anointed, fun, super cute, entertaining, and will help keep you organized, I highly recommend that you purchase Finding Hope as soon as it is made available.

ByAngie

Update: Where We’ve Been & What’s Coming

(This post does contain an affiliate link. That means that if you click on that link and make a purchase, I will receive compensation for you doing so. The link in this post is in reference to the GROUNDED 2020: Faith Conference.)

Welcome, and thanks for being here!

I know, it’s been a while. A lonnnng while. I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever make it back to blogging, but here I am, and I’m so glad you’re still hanging around.

I can’t believe it has been nearly 2 years since we’ve chatted on here! I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

After our family’s move from Southern California to Central Tennessee, a LOT happened. First, my oldest grew up and joined the military. That kept me rather busy for a bit. Then our family moved again to West Tennessee. We are finally home and LOVE it! We moved so recently that some of our possessions are not even in the house yet. I did recently find my clothes, though. So that’s a win.

The other girls of Raising Sticky Hands To Heaven/Women Bringing Heaven Ministries have been rather busy as well. But I’ll let them fill you in when they are ready. Want to keep more in touch or catch up sooner? Join us in our Facebook groups! The one we use most is Women On The Warpath – Intercessory Prayer Battalion. Let me tell you that if you ever need prayer, this group of over 430 women will pray for you. They are amazing!

Speaking of Women On The Warpath, we have some news coming up that I want to be sure you know about, so keep reading…

First of all, the blog will be returning. It may be different and it may not be very frequent, but it will be back. It may be more vlogs than blogs at times, but I will not be abandoning this part of our ministry and it has been on my heart to return to it very heavily.

Second… I want to make an announcement. :insert a drumroll here. You do it because I’m bad at making sound effects:

In April, I will be launching Prayer Warrior Boot Camp. (At one time I was referring to it as Spiritual Boot Camp, so if you are already in the Facebook group and now confused, sorry. I just slightly changed the name.) Boot Camp will be a devotional series with daily Bible reading and prayer challenges that will last a few weeks. Grow your faith, trust, and strength in the Lord! How much will it cost, you ask? Nothing. Not a cent. Completely free. But to keep up on news about it, I suggest joining the above mentioned Facebook Group.

Prayer Warrior Boot Camp will not be as involved as it sounds. You will be able to be as involved/uninvolved as you like. I hope you’ll be able to join me!

Also in April, I will be speaking in an online conference as one of 25 speakers. I am so excited about this as I know women are going to be touched by this conference and then make an impact on their families for generations to come. Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. I’ll attempt to explain it a little better:

Do you battle daily with your faith? Do you feel like the Lord is far away and He simply doesn’t hear you or your prayers? Or you have made some decisions in your life that have made you feel less than you truly are. Or maybe you feel like your worth has diminished.

Sweet friend, if any of these sound familiar, you will not want to miss all of the incredible speakers that are going to share how their faith has helped them during some of the hardest moments in their life. And that being GROUNDED in WHO they are and to WHOM that they belong was the reason they are able to share with you.

Join us on April 6-8, 2020 at the first online conference brought to you by GROUNDED Ministry & Conferences, the GROUNDED 2020: Faith Conference where you will find the encouragement and hope that is found only in Jesus Christ.

This amazing bunch of speakers is going to bring such encouragement and hope to your life! Don’t miss out on hearing them speak on how being so GROUNDED in their faith has helped them through some of the toughest moments in their lives. Get your ticket now for this online conference, GROUNDED 2020: Faith Conference. Early Bird pricing is still available, so you may not want to wait.

SPEAKERS: Amber Lia • Sabrina Justison • Angie Schott • Tricia Soderstrom • Jena Fellers • Penny Koshiol • Anne Blanchette • Erika Hull • Terrie McKee • Katherine Newsom • Amber Durgan • Aurie Good • Melanie Krahn • Liberty Bramer • Chanda Reese • Dana Hanley • Denise Rodriguez • Vanessa Dirwai • Amiee Smith • Victoria Carline • Crystal Brothers • Ashley Heilemann • Natalie Mack • Tiffany Montgomery • Catherine Segars • Dr. Cheryl LeJewell Jackson

I do hope that I will get to see you at both of these events! I’m looking forward to what God has in store, not just with Prayer Warrior Boot Camp and GROUNDED 2020: Faith Conference, but for the remainder of the year as well. There are more announcements to come as more details unfold, but for now, let’s catch up.

How did God carry you through 2019? Was it a year of blessing? A year of only making it through because He carried you most of the way? Maybe 2019 was a year of complete change for you as it was for me. Thank God that He never changes! Let me know in the comments.

ByAngie

Review & Giveaway: Paul, Apostle of Christ #PaulMovie

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Last night our family was looking forward to FINALLY having a movie night together. We were all together under one roof and ready with our snacks when we sat down to watch Paul Apostle of Christ.

What is #PaulMovie?

Paul (Faulkner), who goes from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Christ’s most influential apostle, is spending his last days in a dark and bleak prison cell awaiting execution by Emperor Nero. Luke(Caviezel), his friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into Rome to visit him. Paul is under the watchful eye of Mauritius (Martinez), the prison’s prefect, who seeks to understand how this broken old man can pose such a threat. But before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. Their faith challenged an empire. But their words changed the world.

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Andrew Hyatt

PRODUCED BY: T.J. Berden and David Zelon

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eric Groth, Rick Jackson, Harrison Powell and Jim Caviezel

STARRING: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley and John Lynch

Soon after turning on the movie thought we may have made a mistake by letting our 7-year-old watch with us. My tired brain didn’t consider the fact that persecution would include torture and execution, but it remained over her head and we had no issues.

As for the rest of us, we quickly fell in love with the film. The story is true to both history and scripture and was enjoyable. My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised with the humorous quips between Paul and Luke, showing that they were human while yet men of God. The end, oh my word, the end left me in tears.

One great factor of this film is that you do not have to be a theology scholar or history buff to understand and appreciate what is happening. One could even press play on this movie, having never heard of Saul/Paul or Nero, and follow along as it explains it all so well. That being said, if you do enjoy these things, you will find it especially interesting as well. Two of my favorite “characters” were Aquila and Priscilla, and seeing what they might have been like was really neat.

The Schott Family highly recommends Paul, Apostle of Christ!!! We also highly recommend discussing what is happening with your children so that they understand what persecution is and what it meant for those that have to endure it, even now. It is probably best to screen the film before allowing your children to watch to know if they can handle some of the scenes or not. (Example: There are Christians that were used as Roman Candles to light the streets. This was seen several times in the film.) Even so, we give the movie 5 out of 5 stars!

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ByAngie

Review & Giveaway: BibleForce The First Heroes Bible Storybook

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I’m going to just say it right off the bat… If you have a child that loves comic books, you are going to love BibleForce.

What is BibleForce?

From the company: “BibleForce is a brand-new Bible storybook that is illustrated with exciting, comic-style artwork that kids will love. Children will love the detail and action of BibleForce, and parents will love having a book that gets their children engaged in reading Bible stories. Vivid art, incredible detail, and easy-to-follow text will get readers of all ages enthusiastic about reading this chronological and fast-paced retelling of the Scriptures. It includes nearly 200 fully illustrated stories that take children through the adventure and action of the Bible and help kids understand the full story of the Bible. The focus on Bible heroes makes the stories even more thrilling.”

Our family has been reading BibleForce and I have one particular child, Tommy (age 10), that has fallen in love with this book. Since putting this book in his hands, all he wants to do is read. He especially loves the free app that comes with the book that helps him read along through stories with particularly difficult words for his reading level.

It does not seem that much has been left out of the Bible when translating it into a comic style storybook! The book itself is very thick and somewhat heavy. There are pages with history, maps, and even “Hero Profiles” that state facts on different heroes of the Bible. Hero Profiles were one of Tommy’s favorite features as he loves to learn facts.

I love that it has my child interested in Bible heroes, reading, and looking up scripture in the Bible to see what more he can learn about the hero and story he has read about. In fact, a few times we have had to go in and tell him it is time to put the book away to go to sleep/do chores/eat/etc. If you are a parent of a reluctant reader, you know how excited this has made me.

The following is what Tommy has to say about BibleForce:

“I think this is a great book. The art style is really good. It is really easy for me to read. I’m learning lots of new things. My favorite hero is Moses.”

I’ll be honest, we have a lot of different Bible storybooks. I didn’t expect this one to be too much different, but I have been pleasantly surprised with the way it has ignited a fire in my son. Our family highly recommends BibleForce!

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ByAngie

Review & Giveaway: I Can Only Imagine Bible Study Curriculum

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By now many have seen the movie I Can Only Imagine. Unfortunately, even with the best-laid plans, I have not. That did not stop my husband and me from enjoying the I Can Only Imagine Small Group Curriculum though.

For this review, I was supplied with the 28 Day Study Journal, in which, through studying the life of Jesus, a week is spent on each of the topics Rejection/Approval, Guilt/Forgiveness, Brokeness/Redemption, and Death/Eternal Life. Also included was a leather journaling notebook and a DVD containing a series of 4 episodes, one for each week in the study, to be watched as a group.

The 28 Day Study Journal was well laid out and didn’t leave you feeling lost or as if you missed something. Including scripture, quotes, questions, and even hymn lyrics, it assists you in digging into the hidden places of your heart to allow God to heal your brokenness and move forward.

The DVD was exceptional and really got us talking about how we related the topics to our own lives. Bart Millard shares raw emotions about his life story and how, with God, his life, the life of his father, and their relationship was redeemed.

As for the journaling notebook, much like the other products, there was nothing left wanting. While blank, the pages were well laid out with pages for various types of journaling and the cover very sturdy.

Let’s face it, in this day and age (well, any day and age) there is no one that has not experienced hurt. These products by City On A Hill make a great tool for discovering your identity in Christ while becoming whole in Him. Taking it a step further, and doing that as a group, really helps as you know that you are not alone in having gone through these emotions.

If you are considering purchasing the I Can Only Imagine Series and/or Journal from City On A Hill, you can save 10% using the code frontgate10 at this link: https://cityonahillstudio.com/shop-3/i-can-only-imagine/

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Have you seen the movie or tried the Bible Study series? I’d love to know what you thought of them!

ByAngie

Know Who Surrounds You… Thoughts on the Golden State Killer, God, and the enemy of your soul

Even though it may feel like you have multiple enemies in your life, there is really only ONE!

ByAngie

Pit Stops On The Way To Your Bethel

Do you ever feel like you are so close to where you need to be but are in a situation that is not ideal? So did Jacob in Genesis…

Watch and be encouraged!

Where are you at that you didn’t plan to be? How has God shown His presence to you there?

 

 

ByAngie

Review & Giveaway: Prone To Wander LA

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Sometimes during the day, we need little reminders of God’s love and faithfulness to keep us going.

Prone To Wander LA is a company that is focused on helping you do just that. Each product displays a scripture, Biblical promise, hymn lyric, Godly greeting, or something similar.

A few weeks ago I received a beautiful banner and pillow cover in the mail. First of all, I have to say how amazing these items smelled when they arrived. I kept holding the packaging and items to my nose because they seriously smelled SO good! Sometimes, when you order something online, it arrives smelling unpleasant so this was nice. 😉 Second, I was amazed by the quality! Being someone that sews, unintentionally, I look at things like seams, creases, and zippers. These products are not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye but are constructed to last with durability. The fabric is top notch and the seams are strong.

 

But most of all… It has been wonderful to see this banner as I walk through my home or on my way out the door and find myself humming or singing “Be Still My Soul” as I go about my life. I have had a rough couple of weeks and to remember the Lord is on my side has meant so much to me. The pillow rests on my couch and when my kids are being silly with a mess on the floor I remember that even amongst the toys, my nest is abundantly blessed. It’s the little things sometimes, more than the big things, that bring the most reassurance of His love for us when we need them.

If you are like me and enjoy little reminders of God’s love and faithfulness throughout the day, but also prefer that these items be of higher quality, I HIGHLY recommend making a purchase from Prone To Wander LA.

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Don’t Feed The Animals – How I Learned To Remain In The Presence of God At ALL Times

In my previous post, In The Midst Of A Cloud, I mentioned the worry of becoming distracted and being drawn out of a continuous presence with God and the joy that only comes from Him.

What if an animal suddenly appeared in the fog and surprised me?

Well, sadly, in life it is inevitable. There will always be “animals” that come looking for food, water, or shelter. What makes the difference, however, is how we handle them.

In 2003, my two older children (who were both still babies at the time) and I moved with their father to Mesa, Arizona so that he could attend law school. I remember that on certain Saturday nights, the local news would put out a special about Arizona wildlife and how to live amongst the animals. The Phoenix metro area was quickly growing, people from all over the world were moving there, and new construction was being put up constantly. We humans had invaded the territory that they knew as their home and they were confused, and some were even angry. There were tips on what to do if a predator was in your yard, how to back away from a rattlesnake, who to call should you find a Gila monster, snake, coyote, or other wild animals on your property, and more. They included tales of forewarning with past examples, including one of a child that had been carried off by coyotes because the family kept feeding the coyotes and one day it showed up to find they had forgotten to put food out. Their biggest point that was made over and over: DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS!!!

I knew this from living in the country in Kentucky, and from stray cats in the suburbs of Southern California. Unless you want an animal to stick around, never offer it food or water. It becomes dependent on you and will refuse to leave, eventually annoying you and possibly cause grief in retaliation for its anger.

So how should we handle the “animals” and distractions in a spiritual sense? The same way, don’t feed the animals.

Stress, negative thinking, sin, drama, gossip, worry, anxiety… the list goes on. It will always be there. It is inevitable that we encounter some of these things occasionally if not on a daily basis. But do we feed it? Are you offering them water without even realizing it? Maybe they are just silently sitting in the corner enjoying the shelter. The Bible gives a clear instruction on how to avoid feeding these things with our thoughts and time:

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.  -Philippians 4:8

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. -2 Corinthians 10:3-6

No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. -2 Timothy 2:4

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. -Matthew 6:21

And many, many, more…

 

If my thoughts and actions steer clear of the animals, when they appear I will be able to handle them in a way that my Father God approves of, especially if I am making the effort to stay in His continuous presence. HE MUST COME FIRST! However, if I take my eyes off of God and put them on the problem before me, I am leaving His presence to feed the animals. My mind quickly becomes overwhelmed and tired, unable to make sense of what is going on and missing the presence of my Savior.

It is not an easy effort to keep our flesh from luring us away from where our spirit wants to be. It has to be a constant conscious decision to stay in His lap and ask God how I should handle the animals. It requires studying the Word of God and applying scripture to each and every situation. Not feeding the animals means that sometimes, though I could possibly fix a situation, I can’t. I have to stand back and remove my hands from the project so that He can move or so that I am not dragged into a place where the cloud (see the previous post mentioned at the beginning of this post) can’t move to. While sometimes God will have me help a situation with something He has willed me to do, I have to pray and use discernment to know whether I am working in a safe garden or if there is a critter there waiting to bite me. From time to time, I have to refrain from conversations that would lead to feeding animals, possibly hurting the feelings of someone that does not understand. No, it is not easy, but it is SO worth it and over time it becomes more and more a second nature.

One key thing to remember, and though this is not the context that these scriptures intended, it makes a point:

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26-28

18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
Genesis 2:18-20

What do we learn from this? Read it a few times and see if you catch this as well:

  1. God gave us dominion over the animals. We are not to be afraid of the animals! (I should write another post on how with scripture I overcame my intense phobia of snakes another time… I still steer clear though. No snake handling going on over here…) We have the right to tell the animals in our lives to get out of the way, we have dominion here and they are not to distract us. They are not allowed to control our mind or emotions. Oh, there’s a whole other blog post there, too… I’m sorry, and I used to be guilty of this, but your actions are not excused by your diagnosis. God has called you to act a certain way and clinging to a label that has been put on you instead of the name God gave you is not okay. Instead of Redeemed and Worthy, I used to answer to Anxiety, Victim, and more. I even expected others to know that was who I am and to cater to it. Don’t allow it! You were made for more!
  2. God gave us other humans to help us. WE SHOULD NOT SHUT OUT OTHERS! While their actions may involve animals, the people are NOT the animals. We are to help them, they are to help us, we are to be companions. There should be LOVE and not repellent. Especially our spouses, children, families, and those we have entered into covenants of ministry with. Genesis 2:18 states it clearly, IT IS NOT GOOD THAT MAN SHOULD BE ALONE! As a recovering introvert that took it way too far, I repeat this to myself a ton. There is nothing wrong with wanting alone time or needing more quiet time than others. But it is not good for us to only seclude ourselves. He gave us spouses, family, church families, and friends for a purpose. If another person, however, is allowing the animals to overrun them, this is the time to distance ourselves so that our minds are not overtaken by the animals of stress and worry.
  3. Adam named the creatures. I have always imagined this to have been such fun as he sat on a boulder and was like, “Hmm, let’s look at your features and temperament.” I think the image of a boulder comes from a drawing my Sunday School teacher (and cousin) Sis. Peggy showed me in my primary class, but it always brought me such delight. Did he name some of them funny names just for fun? I don’t know… But what are we naming the animals that are trying to distract us? Are we naming them things which they are not to make us feel more comfortable about keeping them around? Are we renaming gossip as concern? Are we renaming anxiety as natural? Oh, be careful little mouths what you name…

I have one last point I want to make with this, and it is the biggest.

Not feeding the animals includes our thoughts.

In fact, it is more our thoughts than anything, I believe. Think on these things Philippians 4:8, remember? Maybe we didn’t physically react to an animal. We ignored it and walked right into the house and it went on its way. But when you got in the house, did you sit at the window and wonder what happened to it? Did you lay awake and worry that it was going through your trash? Did you worry that it was a skunk and was going to spray and you’d have to smell it all night?

We have to take captive our thoughts, ladies! The moment an animal appears, we need to turn from it or rebuke it, depending on the situation, and then pray every time it comes to mind. We have to make a conscious decision to not dwell on the animal but to pray about it and move on. That’s it, it’s done. No calling a friend and talking about it more than to ask for prayer to the point that another animal, gossip, has been birthed. No allowing your thoughts to run wild until you forget you left the gate open and anxiety wanders in. Keep the gates closed, don’t feed the animals, and stay in His presence. It’s not easy, it’s not always pleasant, but it is necessary to keep the animals away.

I touched on this before, but I want to repeat it again: Always remember when it comes to the animals, Ephesians 6:12.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

In any situation, don’t start to feed and run with the animals. Wage not, meaning don’t gossip, argue, or act nasty. Don’t fret with anxiety. Your battle is not with another person. Our battle is with the enemy of our souls. Jesus already won that battle! So wage not, but intercede! Intercede in prayer for the situation and leave it at the foot of the cross.

 

Do you have some animals nagging at your door? Have you learned how to get them to leave? Are you in need of prayer? Feel free to comment here or join us in one of our Facebook groups. We’d love to hear from you!