5-4

After the Supreme Court ruling today, may God have mercy on us. “It’s one thing to know the enemy is coming and try to prepare for it. But that doesn’t make the moment when they came over the hill any easier.    Today, they came over the hill. In a 5-4 ruling, “Gay Marriage” has been imposed nationwide.”   This is the fruit of a spiritual battle that has long planned for the destruction of anything Catholic or Christian in our culture. My father used to say: if you want to dance you have to pay the piano man. And today the piano man came to collect on the wages of sin, but only a few know or understand how high the price will be to dance with this devil. However high the cost, we will win the war and my prayer is that...

Targeting the cross across the world

Targeting the cross across the world

  As I have written before, there was a time early on after my second conversion when I fervently prayed that the Lord use me as a missionary to China. These beautiful people have been on my heart since I was seven years old. But, my missionary life for the most part turned out to be my kitchen as I dedicated myself to raising a family; and yet the plight of persecuted Christians remained in the forefront of my prayer life. The list of those suffering for their faith in Christ around the world has always been a long one and many friends who over the years had the privilege of traveling to foreign lands on the Lord’s behalf, came back to share with me the witness of many precious suffering Christians. But, today it seems almost daily every story on the...

The ‘Silverless’ Saints

The ‘Silverless’ Saints

  Today, September 26, we celebrate the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian (died 283), Christian doctors, patron saints of physicians and pharmacists, and martyrs for the faith. Of learned skill in medicine, brothers Cosmas and Damian helped those in need out of Christian charity and love, never accepting payment in return. For this reason, they are often referred to as ‘anargyroi,’ meaning “the silverless” or “the moneyless.” Since they were prominent Christians, they were among the first arrested when the great persecution under Diocletian began. Lysias, the governor of Cilicia, ordered their arrest as “Christians who cured various illnesses and delivered possessed persons in the name of the one called Christ; they do not permit others to go to...

The only weapon she had

The only weapon she had

  Three months after Sudanese woman Miriam Ibrahim was jailed for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, here is her first television interview. “Ibrahim was locked up in prison for four months, facing a sentence of death by hanging for the crime of marrying a Christian man. During that time, she refused to renounce her Christian faith, despite knowing it could spare her the death sentence.   Miriam explained what kept her spirit going, despite the fact her young son was locked up with her, and she was forced to give birth to her second child while behind bars in horrifying conditions.” ( Fox News Insider) Several times during the interview, she said the only weapon she had to survive the ordeal…was faith. She believed God knew her...

Pray for the rising tide of religious hostilities

  “A brief summary of recent trends monitored by the Pew Research study shows why political scientist Tom Farr refers to this as a global crisis.”   Not sure anyone’s really paying attention but, we should definitely be praying. +PAX