Ministry Update: Gifts Galore

“My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Ps. 121:2, NASB Dear Readers, This is it! The week has arrived. My bags are packed. I’ll soon find myself in another country, surrounded by people whose language and culture differs from mine. Faithfully, God has brought me every step of the way. I know that even now, He continues to walk before, beside, and behind me. It’s difficult to express the magnitude of my gratitude for all He’s accomplished on my behalf in preparation for […]

Favorite Scriptures To Touch Your Heart

Dear Readers, Years ago when my husband and I experienced a particularly difficult trial, a friend took time to write out a page of Bible verses and mail it to us. They didn’t add anything–they just allowed God’s Word to comfort us and minister into our hurt. I still remember. Of all the meaningful cards and thoughtful words others expressed, this one action especially impacted me. With that in mind, I’ve composed a list of several Scriptures that minister to me time and time again. God has spoken […]

A Dream That Won’t Die

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10, NASB Dear Friend, I recently found myself in an unpleasant place—an unwelcome place I’ve dwelt before. Perhaps you’ll recognize the name of it: Comparison. Somehow its claws sunk into me. Looking at other writers and potential writers, my mind filled with insecurities and doubts. I didn’t even […]

When We Need a Second Chance – Or Two or Three

My daughter and I are reading through Proverbs together. Each school day morning, we begin by taking turns reading a chapter, and then we discuss it. These have been the most precious mother-daughter times, and they’ve helped cure some anxiety. You see, I often worry about my children. Can you relate? It’s a pesky affliction, this worry thing. Yet I’m finding that the more time Chloe and I spend in the Word together, discussing truth, the more I rest in God’s work in her heart. After all, […]

Drawing Near: Love Is…

Dear Reader, I pray you’ll join me in speaking these words, which are based on 1 Corinthians 13, to our heavenly Father. Let’s worship Him together, knowing His love makes all the difference in each of our lives ❤️. In Christ’s Love, Abba! Father, Love is patient. Love is You, patiently working in us and making us more like Christ. Love is kind, those actions that tenderly touch us. Love bears all things. It covers the heartaches and heartbreaks, the sufferings and sorrow, the inconceiveable. Love […]

Ministry Update: Fears, Requests, & Privileges

“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me upon my high places.” Psalm 18:33 Dear Readers, Yesterday I posted my “Encouragement for You ~ Ezekiel 3:8” video, and it contains a message I hesitated to share. Yet posting it enabled me to realize that I’m afraid—afraid of traveling to another country, afraid of getting sick from the heat or something else, afraid of getting exhausted, and afraid I’ll communicate poorly when it’s time to teach God’s Word. Though I’m not thrilled to relay these […]