Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Conclusion

“The LORD is there.” Ezekiel 48:35, NASB Dear Readers, Whew! I never expected to write three posts about my trip to Nicaragua. I even excluded some fabulous moments—it’s impossible to relay everything. I hope you’ll climb into a comfy chair and read this last segment concerning God’s awesome activities in a land far away… 3/25/17 – God is the Same The evening crusade in Managua was full of people … and mosquitos. As we listened to Pastor Barry preach from Acts 10, mosquitos swarmed around us. […]

Satisfied

“Moreover, you played the harlot with the Assyrians because you were not satisfied; you even played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. You also multiplied your harlotry with the land of merchants, Chaldea, yet even with this you were not satisfied.” Ezekiel 16:28-29, NASB Not satisfied— that doesn’t sound so bad, does it? I mean, sometimes I’m not satisfied with my clothes or my appearance. My house. My lawn. My car. Ugh, how incredibly superficial. But, I’m just being honest. I realize […]

Unwanted … But Wanted

“… blood is on their hands … when they had slaughtered their children for their idols …”   Ezekiel 23:37, 39 Wooden stakes laced with plastic orange netting decorated the beach. Early morning caretakers diligently visited these areas where sea turtle eggs awaited hatching. An exciting time, the arrival of these creatures clearly classified as an eagerly anticipated event. ” … It is illegal to harm … sea turtle eggs …” I stared at the sign. Processing the stern warning that included potential prosecution, I […]

Idolatrous? Not Me!

“Then He brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.” – Ezekiel 8:16 Compassionately He looked. Sovereignly He chose. Lovingly He reached. God formed the nation of Israel and bestowed bountiful blessings on them. He led them out of […]