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 […]

Drawing Near: Days Rush By

Loving Father,   Days rush by. Moments of joy and sorrow mingle together. I’m trying always to finish the here and now, the upcoming. Yet sometimes I wonder: Am I wasting my life? Am I doing what truly matters? In Your eyes? In those fleeting moments when eternal questions cross my mind, I focus. Just briefly. Because without hesitation the present returns, pressing me to do what needs doing. Now. But this longing lingers… I want to be pure in heart. I want to see […]

Know Him Well

“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” Hebrews 1:1-2, NASB   Leaving His Father and heaven’s glory, He humbly came: “Then He said, ‘BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO THY WILL.’” Hebrews 10:10 The world didn’t acknowledge or revere Him. Neither did His people. “He was in the […]

Needing … and Knowing

  “Lord, I need You.” Four words. So true. Hugely significant. God gently inspired this prayer during dawn’s creeping hours. While I’ve prayed it before, somehow the meaning impacted me more profoundly today. As I sleeplessly tossed and turned, praying, “Lord, I trust You,” additional words suddenly formed another prayer: “Lord, I need You.” Oh, how desperately I need Him with every breath I breathe… As a wife As a mom As a daughter, sister, friend In the ordinary In the spectacular In the farthest reaches […]