Love is a Battlefield: Part 1

Nestled between the Cherubic Mountains, High Command’s Intelligence Division had recently converted a majestic mountain chateau into its central base of operations. With its  picturesque lake just to the front and a fertile valley that stretched for miles to the left, there was nothing left for the imagination to conjure. The landscape was  breathtakingly vivid and the lake sparkled like a sea of diamonds as the wind very gently brushed the surface and the sun set past the water’s edge.

General Mikel  wearing a red cape over his towering build and dark shoulder length hair was an imposing figure to say the least who was embracing the view in front of him. He had recently been asked to gather intel  of the seemingly ageless conflict. He  had spent the day meeting with various lieutenants trying to ascertain the condition of his forces and the surprisingly competent rag tag army they were in charge of. Tired from the mixed reports he was receiving, he tried to take this moment and clear his thoughts, when  his favorite junior officer was presented. Continue reading

Where’s the Anguish?

I recently heard a sermon about anguish and as I thought back on my life without realizing it, some of my greatest breakthroughs with my relationship with Christ and my walk with Him, was when I was  on my knees crying out to Him a complete mess. I wasn’t at a revival or being entertained by an engaging pastor who made me feel good as I yelled back , “Preach it Brother.”   I was in my pain calling out to my Savior, knowing who I was and knowing  who I wasn’t.  In the Bible  we can read two sentences that may span 3 or 20 years, and if I am no different than any other Bible hero, I can safely say that each of them had their moments of anguish as they drew nearer to God.  What I’m reflecting  about today is what happens between the lines.   Continue reading