The Warrior's Heart

The Biblical Theology of the Heart: Definitions in Hebrew and Greek - Part 2 of 8

Offering and understanding the Biblical word heart, and its deepest and truest meaning is a really good place to start. The subject of “Heart” in scripture is indeed both deep and broad. Obviously, there are going to be some passages that refer to the physical heart; the actual blood-pumping organ in our chest, but the most often used definition/description can be summarized by Easton’s Illustrated Dictionary of Biblical Terms.

Regarding the heart , Easton’s declares,

The heart is that center of spiritual activity and all the operations of human life.3

Learning to Pray

When I look back over my lifetime it is easy to see, I have been learning to pray. As a boy, I was taught, Now I lay me down to sleep and God is great, God is good… the solid foundational beginnings of a promising prayer life. Then came the beginners prayer… Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. I call it the “beginners prayer” because in Luke 11, at the request of one of his friends, “teach us how to pray”, Jesus got his disciples off and running with the equivalent of our elementary school’s pledge of allegiance.

The Biblical Theology of the Heart: Introduction - Part 1 of 8

Love the Lord your God with all your Heart

Deuteronomy 6:5 and Luke 10:27


But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good Heart

Luke 8:15


If you confess with your mouth and believe in your Heart…

Romans 10:9-10


"All the same," said the Scarecrow, "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one. "I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."

BraveHearts, Be Kind

Be kind to yourself.
It’s hard to be happy when someone
is mean to you all the time.

When my friend shared these words, they landed as soft on my heart as a butterfly on my finger AND yet it was as if the butterfly could bite. It was true and amazing. I believe the encouragement is rooted in what Jesus taught:

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"

The Evolution of Warfare

Just a little more than two hundred years ago, soldiers in brightly colored red or blue suits marched in line to a drum.  When they encountered one another, the skirmishes that proceeded consisted of each army lining up facing each other, taking a few turns firing muskets at one another, maybe a few cannons went off and then, after blowing a horn to announce their intent, they proceeded to charge! At that signal, both lines deployed, running at full sprint to somewhere in the middle for hand to hand combat…the casualties were many and the ground bloodied with wounded and dead men.

Weeds and The Hearts of Men

The battle rages on! I come around the corner of my house and I’m surrounded. It’s like an ambush. I cleared this area of enemy occupied territory just a couple weeks ago and now, they're back. I’m writing of weeds of course; the most tenacious and resilient of horticulture’s dark side.

The Love Story- 5 Things Women Wish Their Men Would See In Braveheart: 20 Years of Braveheart Part 3 of 4

As I have mentioned before.  The epic film, Braveheart, is a story with all the ingredients that make a story great.  The largest and most important ingredient in this story, the one that moves our hearts every time… LOVE.

Love is why the greeting card industry still exists…

That is something we shall have to remedy: 20 years of braveheart part 2 of 4

In the month of May, we are paying tribute to the 20th anniversary of the story and film Braveheart. The story has all the great elements that make men hold our breath, tense our muscles, clinch our teeth and even reach for a Kleenex. (For more on the background and storyline of the epic film, Braveheart, take a look at last week’s blog)


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