"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #16

“The Warrior is a child.” (Part Two) Let’s go deeper into the spiritual rabbit hole of the child-warrior. I have come to understand just how important it is for every child to have a “childhood”. This time of love, innocence, play, creativity, imagination, exploration, learning to trust, is very important in our development. If youContinue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #16”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #15

“The Warrior is a child.” – (Part One). Jesus said> “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God as a little child (does), shall not in any way enter it (at all).” Luke 18:17 Ampl. Jesus tells us straight out that if we’re above being childlike,Continue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #15”

A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #13

“Beyond the Blackboard” What kind of warrior are you, if any at all? Many people have “fight” in them, but what are they fighting for? Is it a good cause, or bad? And who’s to be the judge whether good or bad? Is it something we believe in, or simply things we desire for personalContinue reading “A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #13”

#12 Continued…

“…but ever be filled and stimulated with the (Holy) Spirit.” Today’s challenge under the Willow Tree is to be literally “transformed”. No big deal, right? And this is how we are going to do it …but ever be filled and stimulated with the (Holy) Spirit. (Eph. 5:18) This is serenity – simplicity – Spirit –Continue reading “#12 Continued…”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #12

Live Pure. Speak Truth. Right Wrong. Follow the King. 25 years ago I painted those words on our basement wall. I pulled out an old Bible today that I’ve had for 40 years. I found I had written those words in the opening pages of that Bible, and that sent me down into my basementContinue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #12”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #10

I’m writing this episode for a longtime friend, and to her children who are also dear to us. There is a need…a great need…so many do not understand. “And the Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh, yet his days shall be an hundred and twentyContinue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #10”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #9

When a person decides to climb a mountain just because it’s there…why? What is the satisfaction that comes when we answer something “calling to us”? It might not make sense to anyone else, but it calls to “us”. It does not call to them. It is not in them. And as we answer that call,Continue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #9”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #7

Souls are polished here. Some years ago I saw a documentary about a Samurai Sword Priest. I wish I remember where I saw it, but even though I don’t, the video made such an impression on me that I remember a few special details to this day. One of those being a simple sign aContinue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #7”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #6

The edge of the sword may have dulled with age and many battles, but do not discount the temper of such a blade, a Sword of Significance. Her garden was planted in pain. Rey was alone…very alone. She lived for the return of her parents, but they never came. The loss of both parents atContinue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #6”

"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #4

Her blade has become a yellow gold. Rey stares off across the desert. Two suns hanging over the horizon, possibly representing the two families. And we discover she now has her own sword, but it does not shine a blue or green or red light. It shines a yellow gold. And what does this mean?Continue reading “"A Warrior sat under the Willow Tree" #4”

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