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. Perhaps some snapshots will say it best… 3/16/17 – Jehovah-Shammah Our ZMI team met at the Charlotte Douglas Airport at 4:30 am. My Mark and our eldest son, Everett, accompanied me […]

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 for people who lived after the Roman Empire’s fall and prior to Martin Luther’s courageous act in 1517? The Roman Catholic Church maintained an incredible amount of influence, selling indulgences that […]

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 extraordinary in Your ability to design the beautiful. I’m awed by You. Breather of wind I cannot see… I feel and hear its soft caress, its rushing power. Your Spirit […]

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 some. Any depth of concern for our neighbors, acquaintances, and loved ones is something God can work with. Recently my husband preached about the Great White Throne, and the truth […]

Doing Life: In Words

“And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? … So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Romans 10:14 & 17, NASB A shift seems to be occurring in Christian circles. I hear it on the radio. I’ve read about it. Ever so slightly, there’s a move toward the church being Jesus’ hands and feet … without speaking a word. We don’t have to say anything. We just have to do. What […]