Putting Betrayal in Perspective

“But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Me on the table.” Luke 22:21, NASB Jesus “resolutely set His face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51) as His ascension drew near. But why did He need such determination? Because before Jesus could ascend, He had to undergo the most excruciating death known […]

Accomplishments Worth Noting

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us” Luke 1:1, NASB Don’t you love it when certain phrases pop off the pages of God’s Word? That happened to me this morning when I read Luke 1:1. I noticed how writers of long ago labored to record what was accomplished […]

Drawing Near: Fresh Tenderness & Holy Wonder

“For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11, NASB Abba, Father, I’ll never look at this verse quite the same—it was the truth Mary treasured and pondered on that long ago night of Jesus’ birth (Lk. 2:19). Over two thousand years later, You’ve given me […]

Ministry Update: Speaking Events, a Goal Met, Mission Trip, & More

Dear Readers, Oh, I’ve missed you! I’m so glad to write again and catch you up on the latest ministry news. The Lord enabled me to speak this past Saturday at the Vertical Life Ladies’ Community Christmas Dinner. I could sense the prayers of God’s people all through the day—an absolutely incredible feeling—and I’m so […]

Ministry Update: Good News & a Good-but-Hard Lesson

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37, Nasb Dear Readers, The good news is… Plans for the Connecting with Christ Conference are in full swing. Registration is open, and I’m looking forward to the group God is gathering together. I’ve begun preparing my teaching sessions, fascinated by how God directs. His Word will fill […]

Discovering God’s Names: Everlasting Father

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“And he will be called … Everlasting Father” Isaiah 9:6, NIV   What characteristics make a Father special? He’s always there. He listens and cares. His eyes are tender toward his children. He loves well. The list could go on and on, but God fashioned each of us with different preferences, various personalities, and so […]

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