Empowered & Engaged

War Zones

Typically, when we Americans think of war zones, we think of far off lands, physical violence, terrorists and/or people groups we often don’t understand.  Since we are not personally affected, physically engaged, or even daily witnesses through news outlets, we tend to become apathetic and/or desensitized to the plight of others.  Most people make the false assumption, based on historical events, that we have not had a war on US soil since the Civil War. But what if I told you we ARE in a war?  Every day. Right here. Right now. It is being waged all around us.  In our fast-paced, First World lives we either forget this and don’t engage, or worse, are oblivious to the battles and war going on.  And these battles affect us personally, even though we can’t physically see them!   Recently, the Lord gave me a vision of a battlefield that was littered

State of the Union

While I don’t wish to delve too much into politics at this time, the battle over the State of the Union address has caused me to see some parallels between the state of our Country (USA) and the state of the American church.  The State of the Union Address (sometimes abbreviated to SOTU) is an annual message delivered by the President of the United States, to a joint session of the United States Congress at the beginning of each calendar year in office. The message typically includes a budget message and an economic report of the nation, and also allows the President to propose a legislative agenda and national priorities. (Wikipedia)  The speech is also for the American public, to inform us what type of changes are being made in the future and to review changes already made. If congress does not show any effort

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