Ten Essential Spiritual Wilderness Tools. What tools can we use when we are stuck in the Spiritual Wilderness?

10 Essential Spiritual Wilderness Tools

Promise you won’t laugh, I am intrigued with the show “Naked and Afraid” on the Discovery Channel. The naturalists, who go on that show, must be crazy. Getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere is one thing, but to get undressed and doing it naked is another thing.   Maybe it’s…

Wilderness Blessings. God's waiting in the Wilderness to bless us, if we can leave our comfort zone. Will we trust God and receive our blessings?

Wilderness Blessings

I’m excited to welcome my new friend, Calvonia to Unmasking the Mess. I have enjoyed reading Calvonia’s blog posts at her site realtalk859.  Her month’s series is on Clergy Appreciation, and her insight being a pastor’s wife has been a great reminder of what a blessing our clergy are. Thank you…

Why My Religion Didn't Help Me In the Wilderness. I knew my religion, but I didn't know Jesus. Sound familiar?

Why My Religion Didn’t Help Me In the Wilderness

I grew up going to a Christian grade school and high school. All through both schools, I learned memory work which included passages, creeds and articles. I could spew them out like nobody’s business. I attended church weekly, but in light of all the “stuff” I knew. I didn’t know…

Tips For Fighting the Wild Animals of the Wilderness. How does the Bible help us overcome the wild and evil of the Wilderness?

Tips for Fighting the Wild Animals of the Wilderness

Most of us wouldn’t want to be stuck in the wilderness where there’s a threat of large, wild animals. Bears don’t give us the comforting, warm fuzzies like our teddy bears do. Their claws are massive, and their teeth large. I won’t even go into the fear of large cats…

Truth About the Wilderness Every Believer Needs to Know. Best Strategies for battle can be seen from Jesus.

Truth About the Wilderness Every Believer Needs to Know

Today’s post is by a new friend of mine, Kelly R. Baker. Kelly’s blog is about “Staying Nourished and Thriving,” and she delivers that in each of her writings. When I read her blog posts, its always what my heart needs to hear. Enjoy her post here and then check…

Why God Turns Up the Heat and Tests Us. Problems, trials and tests are God's way of building our character and bringing us closer in faith to Him.

Why God Turns Up the Heat and Tests Us

“Today is a pop test,” the teacher says. Ugh! Did your stomach just do a nose-dive like mine did? We like to study for our tests, right? We learn the materials, and then pass the test. Once we pass it, we move on. Repeating the same test over and over seems…