Not Good Enough? Me Either

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.—To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.—Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.—I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in […]

This Year: Fixing Our Eyes

“In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.’ And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at […]

Prayer Partners: TODAY

  Gracious, compassionate, righteous Father,   I come to you in the morning stillness, wondering what Your plans are for this day. Humbly I ask that You allow me to play a part. “Great are the works of the LORD … Splendid and majestic is His work…” Ps. 111:2 & 3   Being a planner, I never lack ideas of what needs to be accomplished on given days. But Father, Your will exceeds mine. Your purposes excel with productivity and superior value–for You, others, and me. […]

Marvel with Me

“These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee.’” John 17:1, NASB “Only two months away,” she happily commented. Anticipation brimming, my sweet friend referred to her upcoming wedding. Excited? Yes. Joyful? Indeed. Her dreams of being a bride shortly will become reality. In the meantime, she plans and prepares with twinkling eyes. Love motivates, propelling her closer and closer to wedding day. My mom used to say […]

Let’s Live Like That

“With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Ps. 73:24-26, NASB Courageous, lovely, and loving, she lived with purpose. Janet … Janet Sipe. The other morning, she looked into Jesus’ eyes for the first time. Leaving her physical body behind, her spirit rose to meet Jesus face […]

Ministry 101: A Declaration

“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bondservants for Jesus’ sake … For all things are for your sakes, that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. ” 2 Cor. 4:5 & 15 Bulky, bulging, and overwhelmingly pregnant, I scooted my child-sized, wooden Sunday School chair up. Beloved women shared the table with me as we began our first women’s ministry team meeting. That […]