Not Good Enough? Me Either

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.—To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.—Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.—I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in […]

Why I Don’t Need to Work My Head Off

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9, NASB Reformation Day comes and goes every October 31—an occurrence I take for granted far too often. But I wonder, what was life like for people who lived after the Roman Empire’s fall and prior to Martin Luther’s courageous act in 1517? The Roman Catholic Church maintained an incredible amount of influence, selling indulgences that […]

Dressing Up: What to Do When Satan Tears Us Up

photo credit: IMG_6410 by John McCloy via photopin (license)   “And HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.”  Eph. 6:14, NASB We’ve been progressing ever so slowly (!) through Ephesians 6, discussing the armor of God. Last time we considered truth, and today our topic revolves around righteousness. Thanks for your patience and interest as we continue our study. I trust God is bringing  these messages to our attention at appropriate times. He’s wonderfully able to do that. So … a breastplate? This protective element is worn over the […]

Ministry Update: I’m SO Excited … Can’t Wait to Share!

“Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21, Nasb Dear Readers, Occasionally, unexpected joy descends like a burst of light from heaven to earth. This past Thursday—despite the downpour of rain—contained one such joy for me. I traveled to Thomasville, NC, to meet with Brenda Lancaster, founder of […]

Dressing Up: The Power of Truth

photo credit: ” Eye go crazy wondering what there is there to see “ via photopin (license)   “Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH.” Ephesians 6:14, Nasb No doubt about it, there’s power in truth. Jesus said, “and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). While lies and deception bind and imprison us, truth delivers us. (Click to tweet) The very first piece of armor we need to wear is TRUTH. Sounds easy enough, right? We […]