Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Part Two

“Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35, NASB Dear Readers, It feels like I’ve been working in slow motion since my return from Nicaragua. As deadlines loom and family joys occur, my focus scatters. I’m so busy contemplating one thought to the next that I struggle to accomplish daily goals. Subsequently, I look forward to reminiscing as I write, remembering the simplicity of ministering in Nicaragua. Our goal each day consisted […]

Dressing Up: What to Do When Satan Tears Us Up

photo credit: IMG_6410 by John McCloy via photopin (license)   “And HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.”  Eph. 6:14, NASB We’ve been progressing ever so slowly (!) through Ephesians 6, discussing the armor of God. Last time we considered truth, and today our topic revolves around righteousness. Thanks for your patience and interest as we continue our study. I trust God is bringing  these messages to our attention at appropriate times. He’s wonderfully able to do that. So … a breastplate? This protective element is worn over the […]

Moms & Mentors: Lessons My Mother Taught Me

  “Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy; In Thy right hand are pleasures forever.” Psalm 16:11, NASB Vivacious and strong, Mom touched numerous people during her 81 years. I already miss her—grieving my loss in quiet moments—yet I wouldn’t bring her back from the Lord’s presence for anything. This past Saturday morning, she passed from this life into the everlasting arms of her Savior. While those of us left behind feel tears dampen our […]

Poured Out Himself

“Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:12, NASB I just had to write today–my heart is so full contemplating the crucifixion of our Lord. I’m struck by this phrase in Isaiah 53, “He poured out Himself to death.” A note in my Bible provides an alternate […]

Tidbits of Truth: Become

Photo Credit: Brennan Wickham “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21, NASB Filthy and vile– My sin and yours This is what Jesus became For us. IN HIM We attain God’s standards– We become pure and right. Praise. His. name!