Years ago – and I mean years ago – I led the Women’s Ministry at Hickory Community Chapel. Today I came across some handwritten notes that I used once upon a time. What a sweet memory! It’s also a sweet touch from the Lord, reminding me how He’s expanded my ministry in amazing ways since those days. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others and wish for MORE: More talent, more influence, more this, that, or the other. But you know what? God made each […]

Wardrobe Alert! What Are We Wearing?

“Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:24, NASB My daughter and I faced each other in my office, a porch filled with light. Discussing a lesson from my Bible study manuscript, we started to talk about justification. She didn’t know its meaning, and in her direct, ‘Chloe’ way, she challenged me, saying, “So what does it mean?” I had to admit I even struggle to explain justification. I thought about its connection to righteousness […]