Friends & What Really Matters

“For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” Philemon 1:7, NASB We visited around the breakfast table, enjoying each other’s company. My husband and I hadn’t spent time with these friends for over a year because we reside […]

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 […]

Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Part One

“May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12, NASB Dear Readers, It’s great to be home! Thanks for your love, prayers, and support. So much happened in the past few weeks that I struggle with what to share. […]

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 […]

Drawing Near: Make Me Faithful

“In the beginning God created…” Genesis 1:1, NASB “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17   Loving Father, Creator of this sky that fascinates me, Painter of its splendid blue, You’re matchless. Maker of white clouds puffing around, You’re […]

Doing Life: Someone God Can Work With. And Through.

“For how can I endure to see the calamity which shall befall my people, and how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?” Esther 8:6, NASB Her heart for her people transcends time. Queen Esther’s sacrificial concern for fellow Jews still stands out, beckoning us to care that much. Or at least […]

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