A Dream That Won’t Die

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10, NASB Dear Friend, I recently found myself in an unpleasant place—an unwelcome place I’ve dwelt before. Perhaps you’ll recognize the name of it: Comparison. Somehow its claws sunk into me. Looking at other writers and potential writers, my mind filled with insecurities and doubts. I didn’t even […]

Ministry Update: An Invitation, Opportunities, & Change

“Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, And art intimately acquainted with all my ways.” Ps. 139:3, NASB Dear Readers, How are you? I mean truly—how are you? I don’t necessarily expect an answer (although please contact me if you’d like because I love to hear from you 🙂). But my point is this: we’re all in different places. God, who knows us intimately, completely understands our circumstances. He cares and loves us through the tough places. He delights and takes pleasure in the joyful […]

Ministry Update: Watching, Waiting, & Working

“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7, Nasb   Dear Readers, The Lord is good in whatever circumstances we encounter, and He holds our hands along life’s pathway. May we be comforted by knowing this truth and grasping His goodness today—whether in life’s joys or even in the midst of difficulty.  My biggest news this month concerns the fundraiser for my Nicaragua trip. One of my dearest friends […]

Ministry Update: God’s Answer, God’s Work, & God’s Faithfulness

“May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.” 2 Thess. 3:5, Nasb Dear Readers, Funny, isn’t it, how we can think an answer to prayer equals a yes? I’ve certainly made this assumption, yet the Lord recently clarified the truth: God always answers His children’s prayers, but sometimes His answer is “No” or “Not yet.” (Click to Tweet) Another month has passed—another writers conference is history—and still no agent. Even so, I’m grateful to share I’m okay […]

Ministry Update: Learning to Trust & Loving the Results

CCC Photos by Cindy Clontz. © 2016. All rights reserved.   “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.” Jeremiah 17:7, Nasb Dear Readers, God is showing me that the less time I have, the more He does with what I do have … when I trust Him. This past month involved a press to prepare for the Connecting with Christ Conference while continuing to meet other ministry commitments. And let me not forget my dear family—I love them […]