Teens and the Digital Babylon

Mar 03, 2021
 

I talk about this subject a lot, but the more and more that I sit with moms and teenagers and hear their stories on a weekly basis I am absolutely convinced that we are living in a digital Babylon. 

 

I did not coin that phrase. That is a phrase that came from Barna which is a researching institute that researches all of the trends in the church and the trends that are happening in the generations. 

 

It is so true that so much of what our kids are experiencing on the internet and through digital spaces is exactly what happened in Babylonian times. 

 

In the book of Daniel we see a couple of things that happened right off the bat when the children of Israel leave, wherever they were, and get shipped off into Babylon. The first thing that happens is they change their name, right? 

 

They change their names to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. That was not their names. It was Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. These three men had to change their...

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You Have Been Given a Weapon

Feb 18, 2021

I am super passionate about prayer. I love to pray and intercede, especially when it comes to the next generation because I truly believe that it is one of our most valuable weapons that we can ever use. 

 

I had struggled with the Lord with this because I emphasize prayer a lot in our community. I talk about prayer a lot. I legit have a prayer wall with all the of the Girl Truth teenage girl's names on it. However, I have been criticized for that because some people feel like you can't just pray ALL the time. You also need to do something and to that I say, yes I agree! Faith without works is dead. 

 

I remember talking to the Lord about this and wondering...hmm am I emphasizing on prayer too much? Should I be focusing on something else? But the Holy Spirit spoke loud and clear. It said, "Prayer Works!" I was like, "Yeah, I know. Lol, that's why I do it," but I felt the Lord say, not like that. Not the everyday prayer works phrase. Prayer literally goes to...

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