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 […]

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 […]