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 to mankind: crucifixion. And His path to the cross lurched forward with the heart-wrenching agony of betrayal. I can’t imagine what it must have been like. Jesus Christ, the sinless […]

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 among them—not what they had accomplished. They set their hands to an awesome task: sharing what God did. Among them. I’m in love with a new verse. Perhaps this resonated […]

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 new understanding of what it means for Jesus to be my Savior, Christ the Lord. Jesus is a beautiful Savior! Born to die that we might live—His life wasn’t easy or glamorous. […]

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 grateful. God’s peace truly does surpass understanding (Phil. 4:7). My message, “Born for You,” transpired into more than I anticipated, which is what happens when we study God’s Word verse […]